British Summer Time

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Hyde Park, Hyde Park Thursday June 18 2015 - Saturday June 27 2015
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The annual mega-gig series returns to Hyde Park, with headliners including Blur, The Who, Taylor Swift and Kylie Minogue

Taylor Swift, Blur, The Strokes, The Who, Kylie, Grace Jones, Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, Ellie Goulding, Paul Weller, Kaiser Chiefs, Beck, Future Islands, The Horrors, Metronomy + more.

For the third year running Hyde Park plays host to some of the planet’s biggest musical stars, with an upmarket festival vibe that takes in small stages, theatre and comedy, food and drink and a posh VIP area.

The first weekend kicks off with NYC indie heroes The Strokes, followed by the return of Britpop maestros Blur (with a top support bill including Metronomy and The Horrors) then antipodean pop queen Kylie with support from whip-cracking rhythm-slave Grace Jones and disco treasures Chic.

After a mid-week run where comedians – Jim JefferiesRich HallEd Byrne and Ardal O’Hanlon plus support – take over the festival, it’s back to rock on the following Friday. Fight your way through the Fred Perry-wearing hordes to see modfathers The Who headline over modfather (part two) Paul Weller, Kaiser Chiefs and Johnny Marr. The next night it's the turn of US pop sensation Taylor Swift to headline, before a family day with Union J rounds off BST in kid-friendly style.

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Venue name: Hyde Park
W2 4RU
Transport: Tube: Queensway/South Kensington/Hyde Park Corner/Lancaster Gate
Price: £55-£75
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