BST Hyde Park’s 8th edition is bigger than ever & will go down in rock ‘n’ roll history
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- Published on Thursday, 09 June 2022 10:00
- Last Updated on 21 June 2022
- Monica Costa
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Elton John will open the celebrations with his ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road – The Final Tour’ on Friday 24 June, 2022 followed by the Rolling Stones on Saturday 25th June and the Eagles who will conclude the first weekend.
2019 also saw the release of ‘Rocketman’ and global bestselling autobiography, ‘ME’. An epic fantasy musical motion picture of Elton’s life, ‘Rocketman’ has been a commercial and critical hit, taking close to $200m at the box office, winning Elton his second Oscar in the process.
The Rolling Stones will perform on two nights (25th June and 3rd July) and will celebrate their 60th Anniversary. In fact, they return 60 years on from their first ever show at the legendary Marquee Club in London. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood return to the Great Oak Stage this summer, once again joined by Steve Jordan on the drums, who will replace Charlie Watts who sadly passed last summer.
Fans of The Stones will be treated to a set list packed full of classics such as ‘Satisfaction’, ‘Paint It Black’, ‘Tumbling Dice’, ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ and ‘Gimme Shelter’ but each night at Hyde Park they will include surprises from half a century’s worth of their classic hits. As always, when the Rolling Stones come to town, they bring an incredible production and state of the art stage design.
The Rolling Stones and Hyde Park have a rich history to say the least. Their 1969 show Stones in the Park is one of the most famous concerts of all time. The concert was a magical moment in history, though the true number was never known, between 250,000 and half a million people came to see the band return to where they truly belong, back on the live stage.
They then returned just once in 2013 to open BST Hyde Park where they played two sold-out shows to 130,000 fans, resulting in an award-winning concert film ‘Sweet Summer Sun: Hyde Park Live’, directed by Paul Dugdale. This show kick-started a long line of once in a lifetime moments at the festival, including iconic performances from Celine Dion, Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty, Barbra Streisand, Carole King, Bon Jovi, Kylie Minogue, The Who, Blur, Kendrick Lamar and so many more. There is no doubt that this year’s Stones show will go down in history as well.
All the iconic bands of my youth are performing in London this summer and while listening to their music this week I feel tearful at the idea to see them live.
Iconic, timeless, and unmissable, The Eagles will close the first weekend at BST Hyde Park on Sunday 26th June celebrating 50 years of their career.
For BST Hyde Park show, The EAGLES – Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, with Vince Gill and Deacon Frey – are joined by special guests Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. Performing classics spanning across their career, including “Hotel California,” “One of These Nights,” “Life in the Fast Lane,” “Desperado,” and many more.
In today’s faddish, fractured, rock landscape, the Eagles retain an appeal that transcends both generation and genre, cementing the band’s role as enduring musical icons. As the best-selling American band of the ’70s, and one of thetop-selling acts of all time, the Eagles have sold more than 200 million albums worldwide, scored six #1 albums and topped the singles charts five times. They have won six GRAMMY® Awards, were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, in their first year of eligibility, and received the Kennedy Center Honors in 2016. The RIAA recently certified Their Greatest Hits 1971-1977 as the best-selling album in history (38-times Platinum) and Hotel California as the third best-selling album (26-times Platinum).
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums