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American Express presents BST Hyde Park

DAY ONE: Saturday 24th June 



The singer, who has sold over 60 million albums worldwide, headlines the Great Oak Stage as a part of her ‘Summer Carnival’ tour. 

With a supporting line up of:
Gwen Stefani (with surprise guest, Eve) | Sam Ryder | GAYLE
Sam Tompkins | Maddie Zahm | Mae Stephens
Rainbow Frog Biscuits | Will Linley

Pink performs American Express Presents BST Hyde Park in London, United, Kingdom. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Hogan Media)

The phenomenal P!NK kicked off three weekends of spectacular live music at American Express presents BST Hyde Park today with a mighty supporting cast on the Great Oak Stage of Gwen Stefani, Sam Ryder and GAYLE.

P!NK, real name Alecia Beth Moore Hart, wowed the 65,000+-strong crowd at Hyde Park with her jam-packed catalogue of hits from her 23-year career. Sling-shotting herself over the stage in a glittery pink leotard, she started the performance with Get The Party Started, before launching into the likes of Raise Your Glass, Who Knew? and Just Like A Pill.

Meanwhile, the dazzling Summer Carnival tour set featured a glistening silver palm tree, together with a central walkway and four cranes rigged up for P!NK’s aerial acrobatics. 

How the hell is everybody doing tonight,” she asked the electric crowd. Thank you for coming to play with us… You guys ready to sweat?

“I feel so honoured to be here. What was it, like, 15 years when I was last here at Hyde Park? You’re all so beautiful…

The What About Us singer proceeded to stun the crowd with her soulful voice, while also pulling off several aerial stunts. After spinning through the air during the beautiful Turbulence, P!NK invited daughter Willow Sage Hart on stage for Cover Me In Sunshine and performed two sensational covers. Transforming her outfit into a sparkling baby pink gown, she sang Make You Feel My Love (originally by Bob Dylan and covered by Adele) and, later, No Ordinary Love (originally by Sade). She even bore witness to an engagement in the audience during the show – while also being showered with gifts – her favourite items – from fans in the audience, such as packets of Maltesers, a pair of Crocs shaped as frogs and a large wheel of “fragrant” cheese.

The absolutely electric set ended with an array of fireworks and P!NK flying through the air, attached to bungee ropes, to So What?

Gwen Stefani was second on the billing for the Great Oak Stage tonight. The star’s hitlist kicked off with a bang with Sweet Escape and featured other great solo and No Doubt classics such as What You Waiting For, Hollaback Girl and Hey Baby

Stefani was beaming on stage, revealing that it had been 16 years since she last performed in London. “Thank you P!NK for letting me come on stage. Thank you for listening to my music for all these years. I’ve not played London for 16 years, so thank you for having me back.

The audience was left cheering when the Just A Girl songstress was joined on stage by American rapper and singer, Eve, for Rich Girl and Let Me Blow Ya Mind

Gwen Stefani performs American Express Presents BST Hyde Park in London, United, Kingdom. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Hogan Media)

Earlier in the afternoon, BRIT Award winner Sam Ryder – who broke onto the music scene in 2020 after becoming a musical success on TikTok – impressed the waiting crowd with songs including Space Man, a cover of Taylor Swift’s We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together and the powerful Fought & Lost. “It’s a song about never giving up, a song for the near misses… this is a song for everyone out there,” he told his fans. 

Ryder’s debut album ‘There’s Nothing but Space Man!’ topped the British charts in December 2022. He has since become a household name across the nation, collaborating with high-profile artists from Brian May to Hannah Waddingham.

The day kicked off on the Hard Rock presents Rainbow Stage with British singer-songwriter, Mae Stephens. Warming up the excited crowd with a variety of catchy choruses, funky grooves and genuine excitement, the 19-year old emanated confidence on stage. She was followed by Maddie Zahm, who was playing London for the first time, and Brighton-born Sam Tompkins, who shot to fame after Justin Bieber revealed he was a fan. Meanwhile, 19-year-old, GAYLE, opened as the first act on the Great Oak Stage for the day. The alt-rock singer from Texas warmed up the vibrant Hyde Park audience with tracks including her 2021 hit, ABCDEFU.

Friday evening saw BST Hyde Park open its doors with All Things Orchestral, the new summer event bringing classical back for all. Part of the event’s Open House midweek programme and presented by Myleene Klass, featuring Alfie Boe, performed by the world famous Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and conducted by Michael England, fans were taken on a summer night’s journey through classical music both traditional and modern including the much loved soundtracks of Harry Potter, The Witches of Eastwick and Pirates of the Caribbean.

Myleene Klass welcomed viewers with a few unlikely facts about the world-famous Orchestra, saying: “The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra goes all over the world, from Athens to Vietnam, from Gibraltar to Thailand. As well as classical music, [they] perform everything from film music to video games scores. They’ve even performed with holograms, a royal person, and Maria Callas. Now we’re all here in person today. 

“You’re probably wondering why we’ve got gazebos… we’re not having an afternoon tea, some of the instruments are very expensive… One of those violins, if they get too hot, they start melting and it’s worth over £300,000.” 

Later, British tenor Alfie Boe quipped, “[I’m] loving these tents. I’ve never played Homebase before…

Once again, it has been a stunning opening day of music at this year’s American Express presents BST Hyde Park. 

BST Hyde Park 2023 returns this month for its 10th anniversary year and we’ve got even more legendary headliners this year: All Things Orchestral presented by Myleene Klass and featuring Alfie Boe (23rd June), P!NK (24th and 25th June), Guns N’ Roses (30th June), Take That (1st July), BLACKPINK (2nd July), Bruce Springsteen (6th and 8th July), Billy Joel (7th July) and Lana Del Rey (9th July).

www.bst-hydepark.com | @bsthydepark 

About American Express presents BST Hyde Park:

Set in London’s beautiful Royal Park, BST Hyde Park kicked off in 2013 with The Rolling Stones reliving their legendary 1969 gig, plus Bon Jovi, Lionel Richie and many more packing out the park for memorable summer nights.

The event has featured many now famous shows from Carole King, Celine Dion, Stevie Wonder, Barbra Streisand, Adele, The Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, Robbie Williams, Black Sabbath, Take That, Kylie Minogue, The Who, Blur, Kendrick Lamar, The Strokes and so many more.

Every year, each headliner is joined by a full supporting line-up across multiple stages, from major superstars to handpicked developing acts performing for fans from across the UK and the world.

And the midweek programme allows free access to the site with outdoor cinema, street food markets, children’s theatre, fitness classes, summer sports screenings, evening events, live music and much more.

About American Express® Experiences:

American Express connects Cardmembers to the kinds of rewarding experiences and opportunities that matter to them and their businesses.  Through American Express Experiences, Cardmembers have access to presale tickets, and exclusive offers at some of the UK’s most sought-after entertainment events via partnerships with a range of entertainment institutions, including AEG, Somerset House, The British Film Institute and the National Theatre. American Express Experiences is just one example of the powerful backing that American Express provides its Cardmembers. To find out more about the American Express Experiences programme please visit: https://www.americanexpress.com/en-gb/benefits/entertainment/events

About AEG Presents:

Combining the power of the live event with a focus on true artist development, AEG Presents is a world leader in the music and entertainment industries. Operating across five continents, the company has an unparalleled commitment to artistry, creativity, and community. Its tentpole festivals and multi-day music events — which include the iconic Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and the legendary New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival alongside British Summer Time at Hyde Park, Stagecoach, Hangout Festival, Electric Forest, and Firefly — continue to set the bar for the live music experience. AEG Presents promotes global tours for artists such as The Rolling Stones, Ed Sheeran, Elton John, Taylor Swift, Celine Dion, Justin Bieber, Kenny Chesney, Paul McCartney, and Katy Perry, in addition to — through its network of clubs, theatres, arenas, stadiums and renowned partner brands such as The Bowery Presents, Concerts West, Frontier Touring, Goldenvoice, Madison House Presents, Marshall Arts, Messina Touring Group, PromoWest Productions, and Zero Mile Presents — creating and developing an unmatched infrastructure for artist development and audience reach. More information can be found at www.aegpresents.com.

AEG’s European headquarters are located in London.

About Hyde Park:

Every year millions of visitors from London, the UK and across the globe enjoy the iconic Hyde Park, one of the capital’s eight Royal Parks. Spanning 350 acres of green space in central London, Hyde Park has hosted world-renowned music artists since the 1960s. The summer concerts are an essential part of income generation for The Royal Parks, providing necessary funds to maintain and develop the parks for future generations to enjoy. They also help support the diverse culture of London and introduce new audiences to the parks.

About The Royal Parks:

The Royal Parks is the charity which manages, protects and improves the parks in an exemplary and sustainable manner so that everyone, now and in the future, has the opportunity to enjoy their natural and historic environments.

The charity looks after eight of London’s finest open spaces: Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, St James’s Park, The Green Park, The Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill, Greenwich Park, Richmond Park and Bushy Park. It also manages other important open spaces in the capital, including Brompton Cemetery and Victoria Tower Gardens.

It costs around £55m a year to manage the parks. The charity raises around 80 percent of this money itself, with the remaining 20 percent coming from the Government.

For further information please visit: www.royalparks.org.uk and follow The Royal Parks on:

Twitter @theroyalparks



About American Express:

American Express is a globally integrated payments company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. Learn more at americanexpress.com, and connect with us on






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