Over two weekends in July, London’s Hyde Park adopts the veneer of festival season, attracting some of the world’s biggest acts to play in front of a sun-drenched crowd, weather permitting. This year’s proceedings will be headlines by legendary singer, Tom Jones, who called the park “a beautiful place,” in a statement.

Tom JonesTom Jones is clearly very excited to be headlining Hyde Park

"I love playing in Hyde Park, it's such a beautiful place and so many of the greats have played there," explained Jones, who recently reignited his popularity with a judging role on the BBC singing show, The Voice. "There is a real sense of musical history and a fantastic atmosphere that comes with playing in the middle of a great London park on a wonderful summer evening."

The family-friendly shows certainly have something for everyone, with Irish band Boyzone, X Factor winners Little Mix and veteran group 10cc all joining in on the fun. Black Sabbath, Soundgarden, Neil Young & Crazyhorse, McBusted, The National, Faith No More, Backstreet Boys and Motorhead are also playing across the two July weekends in London’s famous park. 

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“Wow, Hyde Park – so many amazing artists have played there and to be on a line up with Sir Tom Jones is a true honour,” wrote Little Mix.“We can’t wait to see all The Mixers in the summer sun. And it’s Perrie’s 21st birthday a few days before, so we will be celebrating in style,” they added.

Jones starts a worldwide tour in Nashville later this month, and will be supporting Morrissey alongside Cliff Richard as a special guest during a concert at the LA Sports Arena on 10 May. Tickets for the British Summer Time Festival will go on sale on Friday 11 April at 9am.

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