BRITISH SUMMER TIME: JLS + The Beach Boys

Critics' choice
© Simon Emmett
A new summer festival in Hyde Park, now that Wireless and Hard Rock Calling have moved over to the former Olympic Park. Even though the Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi and Elton John are already booked in, none of the other events in the series yet have the intergenerational appeal of 'A Day at the Park', a civilised Sunday featuring a bill with plenty of music, comedy and theatre for young and old. The mums and dads (and indeed grandparents) get The Beach Boys – who, astonishingly, still have five original members – and ’80s idol Paul Young. Catering to the teenagers are soon-to-be-disbanded 'X Factor' troop JLS and brightly dressed girl group The Saturdays, while the very youngest members of the audience (under-5s get free entry) are treated to The Gruffalo, Horrible Histories and Brainiac shows on a theatre stage.