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British Summer Time Chimes In With Roger Waters

Barclaycard’s British Summer Time festival packed its first punch for 2018 with the announcement of the formidable Roger Waters as headliner for Friday 6 July. The Hyde Park show will feature highlights from Pink Floyd’s seminal albums such as Wish You Were Here and The Wall, along with work from his new album Is This The Life We Really Want? The show forms part of Roger Waters’ Us + Them tour, named after the track from the multi-million selling The Dark Side of The Moon. The tour will be his first European venture since The Wall Live (2010-2013). Famous...

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Photography: BST Hyde Park, Kings Of Leon Day

RockShot are attending a few of the dates at this years’ musical celebration within the confines of Hyde Park, the Barclaycard sponsored BST (British Summer Time). There are five stages on site, with a total of six afternoon/nights of live music – and a lineup that accommodates a wide variety of tastes. I attended the middle of our three outings; where the accent was firmly on alt-rock, with artists such as Deaf Havana, Pixies and headliners on the impressive Great Oak Stage, Kings Of Leon. You can read my full review of Kings Of Leon here. In summary: great band, great music,...

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Live: Kings Of Leon @ BST Hyde Park

You learn something every day. Today I learned that carrying a step ladder and camera rucksack on the London underground in the rush hour when it’s thirty degrees outside is something to be avoided at all costs. I had the rucksack because I was en route to photograph Nashville rootsy garage four-piece turned anthemic stadium rock band Kings Of Leon. I had the step ladder because I’d heard rumours that the stage at BST Hyde Park was higher than Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock. Sadly, the rumours turned out to be true. At around eight-thirty, the Followhill brothers and cousin...

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Vision: The Lumineers, Angela

Denver, Colorado-based American folk stars The Lumineers today released UK single Angela which has already been streamed over 25 Million times on Spotify and is one of the band’s strongest pieces of songwriting to date. The track is featured on the group’s seminal sophomore studio album Cleopatra, which was produced by Simone Felice. The album peaked at No. 1 on both the US Billboard 200 and UK album chart when released last year and has won praise from fans and critics alike. Angela is a subtle and restrained classic folk-rock song, which could have come straight out of Laurel Canyon in the late 60s-70s. It...

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Rock Show: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers BST 2017

Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park announces Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers for the final night of an incredible 2017 series of events. Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers will perform a rare UK gig in the world’s greatest outdoor venue, armed with a career of classic hits and a reputation as one of the greatest musicians of the past 40 years.  The gig will celebrate the band’s 40th anniversary. Their only European date of 2017, this will be just the second time Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers have come to the UK in 18 years. The band’s last visit in 2012 included a headlining appearance at...

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Rock Show: Green Day finally hit Hyde Park!

Californian rockers Green Day are finally having their day in the sun at London’s Hyde Park as they become the first act announced to headline the 2017 British Summer Time festival held in the park. The concert series, which kicked off in 2013, has seen the likes of Bon Jovi, The Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath, Neil Young and The Who headline the Great Oak Stage in London’s famous Hyde Park while this year we saw Carole King bring her Tapestry album to life on the stage while Stevie Wonder, Florence + The Machine and Mumford & Sons also headlined. Green...

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