P!NK and Gwen Stefani deliver dynamic performances at BST Hyde Park 2023

American Express presents BST Hyde Park brought together an impressive lineup of talented female artists, with P!NK headlining the event. Joined by the incomparable Gwen Stefani, Tinashe, and Lyra, the concert last night was a memorable experience for the 65,000+ crowd. P!NK’s show was filled with her signature aerial stunts and chart-topping hits, showcasing her energy and talent. Additionally, Gwen Stefani proved to be an excellent supporting artist, delivering an energetic performance that delighted fans.

PINK at gig BST Hyde Park 2023 Credit Dave Hogan : Hogan Media

Credit Dave Hogan : Hogan Media

 

P!NK’s unforgettable performance

P!NK, also known as Alecia Beth Moore Hart, astounded the audience with her incredible stage presence and extensive repertoire. The Summer Carnival tour set, adorned with a shimmering silver palm tree and four cranes for P!NK’s aerial acrobatics, provided a visually stunning backdrop.

PINK at gig BST Hyde Park 2023

Credit Dave Hogan : Hogan Media

Launching onto the stage attached to a bungee sling, she kicked off the performance with the crowd-favourite “Get The Party Started” and continued with hits like “Raise Your Glass,” “Just Like A Pill,” and “Trustfall.” P!NK’s rousing vocals captivated the audience, and her trademark aerial stunts left everyone in awe, including fans who had travelled from Wales and other parts of the UK.

PINK gig BST Hyde Park 2023

One of the highlights of the evening was when P!NK invited her daughter, Willow Sage Hart, on stage for a heartwarming performance of “Cover Me In Sunshine.” She also showcased her versatility by performing the melancholic “Kids In Love,” a song specially written for her by Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit. P!NK’s rendition of “No Ordinary Love,” originally by Sade, provided a beautiful backdrop to the sing-along of the more mature audience. Throughout the show, P!NK received various gifts from fans, emphasising the connection she has with her dedicated audience.

The electrifying set reached its crescendo with a breathtaking display of fireworks as P!NK soared through the air attached to bungee ropes, concluding the performance with her iconic anthem, “So What?” P!NK’s ability to command the stage, engage the crowd, and deliver an unforgettable performance solidified her status as a captivating live performer.

 

Gwen Stefani’s energetic setGwen Stefani at gig BST Hyde Park 2023

Gwen Stefani, the second headliner for the Great Oak Stage, proved to be an excellent complement to P!NK’s show. Stefani, exuding boundless energy, performed a dynamic set that delighted the audience.

The star performed a plethora of her much-loved solo hits, including “Sweet Escape,” “Hollaback Girl,” “Rich Girl,” and “Cool,” each complemented with iconic No Doubt anthems such as “Underneath It All,” “Hey Baby,” and “Don’t Speak.”

Stefani’s stage presence was infectious, and her genuine enthusiasm for performing in London after 16 years was palpable. She expressed her love for the city and gratitude to her fans, creating an unforgettable experience that left fans cheering and singing along to every word.

 

The fashion 

Gwen Stefani fashion outfits at gig BST Hyde Park 2023

P!NK and Gwen Stefani truly brought their A-game to the BST Hyde Park 2023 gigs during the Summer Carnival of their European tour. Both artists showcased their unique and bold fashion choices, making a statement on the stage.

P!NK’s fashion sense was nothing short of extraordinary. Known for her edgy style, she rocked a series of eye-catching sparkly outfits that perfectly reflected her fearless personality. From vibrant, sequined body-tight outfits paired with various leather jackets, P!NK effortlessly commanded attention with her daring fashion choices. Her looks were a perfect blend of rock ‘n’ roll edge and feminine glamour, capturing the essence of her aerial and musical performance.

Gwen Stefani, on the other hand, brought her signature retro-inspired style to the stage. With her love for all things vintage, she effortlessly blended elements of punk and pop culture into her outfits.

Gwen stunned the audience with her dazzling array of geometrical black and white, zebra coloured paired with sequins and crystals in intricately designed ensembles, complete with bold prints, metallic accents, and retro accessories. From her iconic crop tops and high-waisted trousers to her sparkly jackets and capes, Gwen’s fashion choices were a true reflection of her vibrant personality.

PINK at gig BST Hyde Park 2023

Both P!NK and Gwen Stefani proved that fashion is an integral part of their artistry. Their sartorial choices not only complemented their energetic performances but also served as a visual representation of their music and individuality. Their BST Hyde Park 2023 gigs were a true feast for the eyes.

 

The atmosphere

The atmosphere at BST Hyde Park 2023, celebrating its 10th anniversary year, was electric. The 65,000+ attendees, including notable figures like Hugh Jackman and Emma Willis, were treated to a stellar lineup of female artists who empowered and entertained with their performances. The positive energy and sense of unity amongst the audience added to the overall experience, making it a celebration of music and female talent. The organisation and security were well-executed, although there was a slight inconvenience regarding the water refill stations, which were difficult to access once positioned to watch the headliners.

PINK gig BST Hyde Park 2023

P!NK’s show was a testament to her stage presence, vocal prowess, and fearless aerial acrobatics. Gwen Stefani’s energetic set complemented P!NK’s performance perfectly, captivating the crowd with her hits and surprise guest appearance. The supporting artists, including Tinashe, Lyra, and emerging talents, added to the overall excitement and showcased the diversity of female talent in the music industry.

BST Hyde Park once again proved to be a premier event, offering a memorable experience for music lovers. The atmosphere, filled with enthusiasm and unity, reflected the power of live music to bring people together. American Express presents BST Hyde Park solidified its position as a must-attend festival, providing a platform for iconic artists and emerging talents alike. The 10th anniversary year was undoubtedly a resounding success, leaving fans eagerly anticipating future editions of this spectacular festival. I still remember watching my first Bon Jovi gig from the photographers’ pitch. Priceless!

Upcoming headliners for the next couple of days and weeks include Guns N’ Roses (30 June), Take That (1 July), BLACKPINK (2 July), Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (6 and 8 July), Billy Joel (7 July), and Lana Del Rey (9 July).

BST Hyde Park has a rich history, featuring legendary shows from The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Carole King, Celine Dion, Stevie Wonder, Barbra Streisand, Adele, Taylor Swift, Robbie Williams, Black Sabbath, Kylie Minogue, The Who, Blur, Kendrick Lamar, The Strokes, and more. The midweek programme offers free access to the site, featuring outdoor cinema, street food markets, children’s theatre, fitness classes, summer sports screenings, evening events, live music, and much more.

 

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