You know what I’m sick to the back teeth of seeing on all of my social media platforms? Festivals. Such and such is off to this festival, such and such is off to that festival. “I’ve bought some denim shorts, some wellies and a floral crown to go to such and such a festival” – can you sense the taste of bitterness I have in my mouth? I love the idea of a festival, under one circumstance alone – that I wouldn’t have to camp and face the prospect of waking up in a field, hungover, sweating, dirty and with somebodies stinking welly feet in my face.
Which is why I love gigs that lasts for a day and I can return to the comfort of my own bed, my home comforts, running water and toilets that don’t look like a sewage tank exploded inside them.
In July Barclaycard will be hosting British Summer Time in Hyde Park, London. With six dates hosting a lineup of musical acts including the legendary The Rolling Stones , Barclaycard and Hyde Park bring you two weekends full of music (and hopefully) fun in the sun. After selling out their first concert, The Rolling Stones will be taking to the stage for a second time at British Summer Time as part of their “50 and Counting” tour. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood first played almost 44 years to the day since their 5th July gig in 1969. The band were scheduled to perform for Blackhill Enterprises, and despite the death of original member, Brians Jones’ death two days before, the band proceeded to play infront of 250,000 heavy crowd. The show was streamed on the television as Stones in the Park.
The first gig sold out, so make sure you snap up your Rolling Stones tickets for the gig on the 13th before it’s too late.
Music heavyweights Bon Jovi, The Kaiser Chiefs, Elton John, The Beach Boys are a few more of the acts making the lineup for the remaining nights, my musical guilty pleasure, the smooth and timeless Lionel Richie will be headlining the closing night of the British Summer Time gigs on the 14th July. What I wouldn’t give to kick off my wellies/gladiator sandals and bust out my best moves to Dancing on the Ceiling and then sway and swoon along to classics such as “Hello” and “Three Times a Lady”.
Oh, and did I mention that JLO will also be headlining on that night? DAT BOOTY.
You can check out all of the information for Barclaycards British Summer Time over on their website.