“Britain’s Biggest Family Event”
Sunday 28 June
Justin Fletcher - CBeebies Superstar
Dick & Dom
Sam & Mark
SpongeBob SquarePants, Bart & Homer Simpson, Horrible Histories, Brainiac Live!, Chickenshed Theatre, Cook & Line - CBeebies Swashbuckling Pirates, The Cuban Brothers, Shaun The Sheep and much more
The Teen Zone - Meet your favourite YouTuber!
Urban Arena – BMX, mountain biking & Parkour
Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park is proud to announce a phenomenal line-up to please the whole family. The final day of Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park this year will be filled with musical acts, comedy and good old fashioned family entertainment, plus award winning street food.
Headed up by boyband favourites Union J and including everyone from Britain‘s Got Talent winners Collabro to king of kids TV Justin Fletcher and more CBeebies stars, right up to teen YouTube sensations - no other day out packs more into one park.
A big hit with every member of the family, suitable for all ages, Family Day has proved an annual hit in the capital since the start of Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park in 2013. For the equivalent price of a family cinema ticket, Britain’s Biggest Family Event in Hyde Park is fine value for money. The little ones will never want to leave and even the bigger kids will not be able to wipe the smiles off their faces, or the selfies from their phones after grabbing a chat with all their YouTube faves.
Union J won the Best British Breakthrough at the 2013 BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards. Since their debut on the X Factor, Josh, JJ, Jaymi and George have become undeniable teen heartthrobs. Their debut self-titled album Union J was a Top Ten smash hit and their 2014 hit single, Tonight (We Live Forever) was a Top Ten single. They are currently supporting The Vamps on their huge UK tour.
A fantastic addition to the incredible line-up for the day will be Collabro, 2014’s Britain’s Got Talent champions. Since winning the show, the five piece musical theatre group have performed at the Royal Variety Show, had a No.1 debut album Stars and sold out a 32-date UK tour.
The star of the show for younger children is BAFTA Award Winning CBeebies superstar Justin Fletcher MBE of “Mr Tumble” fame. Justin will be commanding the Great Oak Stage for a high-energy song and dance show to delight his loyal audience. Fresh from his sell-out UK tour this master of slapstick, he may even give dads some tips on improving their own comedy routines.
Joining Justin on the Great Oak Stage are Dick & Dom, competing against each other in a series of hilarious challenges, complete with their usual anarchic antics. The unique comedy chemistry makes this duo one of the most loved children’s acts in the country.
Dick & Dom said: ”We're really looking forward to being your twisted ringmasters of the main stage for this massive family event. We'll be bringing you the biggest names and best acts. It's going to be THE best day out for the kids.......and you!!”
BAFTA Award-winning children’s presenters Sam & Mark will be bringing their hugely anticipated On the Road Show to the Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park, jammed packed with laughs, jokes, sketches, prizes and bundles of family interaction and games!
Sam & Mark said, “We’re so excited to be bringing our On The Road Show to Hyde Park. It’s a show that we hope will entertain the whole family; from kids, older brothers and sisters, Mums, Dads, Grandmas and Granddads! It will be jam packed with lots of fun, games and laughs. It’s going to be awesome!”
A favourite from last two years, Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park are pleased to say that Horrible Histories will be regaling the audience with their original live sketches. Sticking with the educational yet entertaining, it is time to strap on the safety goggles as the award winning Science TV Series Brainiac Live! will also be on the Barclaycard Stage for a breathless ride through the wild world of the weird and wonderful.
Renowned theatre company Chickenshed will be returning to Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park with performances of its acclaimed and highly popular children’s show Tales from the Shed. This is the second year that Chickenshed have been a part of the experience and their performances are an integral part of the family day.
But the fun does not end there, with some of the world’s best-loved characters joining the summer fun. Bart & Homer Simpson, Spongebob Squarepants, Titan the Robot will all be at Hyde Park to spend time with their fans and provide photo opportunities. Penguin Random House will be bringing along some family favourites - Spot the Dog and Baby Bookworms for storytelling sessions, games, dancing and singing. This will be a unique opportunity for the little ones to see the characters jump off the page and for the youngest of babies to enjoy exploring texture, shape and sound in the interactive workshops based around Ladybird’s ‘Baby Touch’ books. Peppa Pig and George will also be having their very own reading sessions too - perfect for parents, babies and toddlers to enjoy together.
Families will also be able to join Shaun The Sheep for fun and games that will have them bouncing, singing and frolicking around the farmyard with Shaun and his friends. There will be baa-rrilliant themed activities such as Shaun’s Sheep Hopper Maze, Sheep Shape Clay Modelling, Dodge Cabbage Team Game and Get Fit With The Flock. After that, join in with the bleats and beats of the Vegetable Orchestra.
Cook and Line CBeebies Swashbuckling Pirates will be appearing live at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park for a rip-roaring pirate adventure! Full of fun songs and silly slapstick comedy, their energetic and interactive performance will be loved by children of all ages.
And even your teens will find something to keep them entertained, whether it is family comedy from the Cuban Brothers or visiting the Teen Zone or Urban Area.
The Summer Stage will be dedicated to the young rising stars of YouTube, with performances from: talented musician Bethan Leadley; lifestyle vlogger Helen Anderson will be sharing fashion and beauty tips and taking questions from the audience; Hazel Hayes – Chewing Sand, comedic duo The Mandeville Sisters, Becca Lammin and Grace Victory, Ugly Face of Beauty will all be there to share their lifestyle tips. There is also the chance to get that all important selfie with your favourite YouTube Star in our Guest Area, where meet and greets will be taking place all day long.
The Urban Area will be filled with a mix of urban sports from BMX to Parkour. Watch the Extreme BMX team as pedal power takes to the horizon. As long as it’s got two wheels and plenty of stamina it’s game on, as these talented young riders showcase their tricks mid-air, including all your favourites and a few yet to be invented. From the same platforms and straight from the movies, check out the Parkour Team as they negotiate their way around the arena, regardless of obstacles. This is also your chance to get involved, with workshops available for a taste of the street vibe scene.
Daniel Mathieson, Head of Experiential and Partnership Marketing for Barclaycard, said: “Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park is one of the musical highlights of the summer and this year we have another fantastic line-up of headline artists and bands. From Kylie and Taylor Swift to The Who, Blur and The Strokes, there’s something for everyone, so fans should act fast to avoid missing out.”
With so many activities, arts and crafts, live entertainment and family bonding to be had, Sunday 28th June is one to put on the family calendar. Don’t miss out on your chance to make some amazing family memories that will be talked about for years to come!
Early Bird tickets go on sale at 9am on Wednesday 29 April.