American Express presents BST Hyde Park
DAY TWO: Sunday 25th June
P!NK DAZZLES FOR A SECOND DAY AT
AMERICAN EXPRESS PRESENTS BST HYDE PARK 2023
The singer, who has sold over 60 million albums worldwide,
headlines the Great Oak Stage for a second time
as a part of her ‘Summer Carnival’ tour.
With a supporting line up of:
Gwen Stefani | Tinashe | Lyra
Maddie Zahm | Valencia Grace | Nell Mescal
P!NK put on a second phenomenal show – packed with hits and aerial stunts – at American Express presents BST Hyde Park today, supported by a mighty female line-up on the Great Oak Stage of Gwen Stefani, Tinashe and Lyra.
P!NK, also known as Alecia Beth Moore Hart, wowed yet another 65,000+-strong crowd at Hyde Park with her huge catalogue of hits from a 23-year career. Launching onto the stage attached a bungee sling, dressed in a glittery pink leotard, she started the performance with Get The Party Started, before launching into the likes of Raise Your Glass, Just Like A Pill and Trustfall.
“How the hell is everybody doing tonight?” she asked the electric crowd. The What About Us singer proceeded to stun fans, including high profile names such as Hugh Jackman, Emma Willis and JB Gill with her rousing vocals, while also pulling off her now trademark aerial stunts. All to a backdrop of the Summer Carnival tour set, featuring a glistening silver palm tree, central walkway and four cranes rigged up for P!NK’s aerial acrobatics.
“I’ve always wanted a Beyonce fan but I don’t think I have the hair for it,” she quipped. A highlight of the evening was when P!NK invited daughter Willow Sage Hart on stage for Cover Me In Sunshine, while the soulful Turbulence, which was performed while spinning on an aerial hoop. She also played the melancholy Kids In Love, a song written especially for P!NK by Swedish folk duo, First Aid Kit.
Slipping on a sparkling pink skirt (“I worked hard for this butt but everyone needs a break from it occasionally”), she took on a stunning cover of Make You Feel My Love (originally by Bob Dylan and covered by Adele), which ended up being the backdrop to a proposal in the audience.
As is now custom, the singer was showered with gifts including teddy beats, a bouquet of flowers, cuddly frogs and even artistic painting of herself.
The absolutely electric set ended with an array of fireworks and P!NK flying through the air, attached to four aerial bungee ropes, to So What?
For the second night in a row, Gwen Stefani proved to be a fantastic supporting artist to P!NK. Second on the billing for the Great Oak Stage, the star performed a plethora of her much-loved solo hits: Sweet Escape, Hollaback Girl and Cool – each complemented with iconic No Doubt anthems such as Underneath It All, Hey Baby and, of course, Don’t Speak.
Stefani’s stage energy was palpable; her dip-dyed hair scraped back into a ponytail, she jumped, ran, danced and revelled for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
“I don’t think you understand the level of love I have for London town. I wouldn’t be doing music if it wasn’t for London. Let me pinch myself… this is my life right now.
“It’s been 16 years since I was able to come here, because I was mothering three boys. Which is good for me… Thank you for listening to my music for all this time!”
Earlier in the afternoon, Ivor Novello award winner Tinashe – who has previously supported the likes of Katy Perry, Iggy Azalea and even Beyonce on tour – entertained the audience with a mixtape-style performance. The All Hands On Deck singer took centre stage in her blue jumpsuit, surrounded by four dancers, with a fiery presence.
The day began on the Hard Rock presents Rainbow Stage with British singer-songwriter, Nell Mescal. The 20-year old rising Indie star, dished out an array of songs including Homesick and the unreleased I Hate You – and declared to the waiting crowd: “I love P!NK!”.
She was followed by Dorset-born Valencia Grace and LA-based singer-songwriter, Maddie Zahm – who took to the Hyde Park stage for the second time this weekend. Meanwhile, Irish electro-pop sensation, Lyra, opened as the first act on the Great Oak Stage for the day. Hailing from County Cork, she warmed up the sun-soaked Hyde Park audience with a funny, introspective, empowering set, stating, “I’m in love with my big bum and my cellulite – embrace all of yourself and be confident.”
It’s been yet another memorable day of live music, a line-up packed with formidable female artists, 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 (23 June), P!NK (24 and 25 June), 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).
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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:
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