Bon Jovi announced as first headliner for Barclaycard British Summer Time

In what heralds a totally unique event offer for London, each live music-packed weekend will be linked by a midweek programme of diverse entertainment, accessible for all to enjoy. From Monday to Thursday, the entire Barclaycard British Summer Time site, saved for the main stage, will give visitors the chance to get involved with smaller, more intimate events offering film, music, literature, sport and a specific family day that will expand the Barclaycard British Summer Time experience to genuinely appeal to the whole family.

Jim King of AEG Live and Event Director said:

"After a great deal of planning and hard work, we are so proud to announce what will no doubt be an incredible event for London. Barclaycard British Summer Time takes everything we have learned indoors at our other venues – in creating the amazing experiences at The O2 – and shares it within the world’s greatest outdoor venue, Hyde Park. We literally started with a blank canvas and in Barclaycard British Summer Time, we have created what we believe to be the ultimate in Summer events – fantastic music, great food, drinks, farmers markets, theatre, film – and much more incredible entertainment across a full 10 days. The list is endless!”

Across Hyde Park, there will be four themed zones within the Barclaycard British Summer Time site, each with its own specially designed installations and entertainment, high quality restaurants, bespoke salons, pubs, cocktail bars, cafes, bistros and independent food stalls. AEG Live has made a multi-million pound investment and a five year commitment to ensure this is a truly unforgettable experience and the attention to detail in the design of these areas stops at nothing short of excellence. AEG is also committed to working with the natural surroundings of Hyde Park to ensure an environmentally-friendly footprint and has commissioned an internationally respected team of ecologists to advise on the planning and construction of Barclaycard British Summer Time.

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James RussellThe Royal Parks, Head of Events said:

“This is a new era for entertainment in Hyde Park. Hyde Park has such a wonderful heritage in hosting world class concerts in the heart of London, dating back to 1969. Today, we are looking forward, and along with AEG Live, we are very excited to be bringing the Barclaycard British Summer Time event to this iconic location that is recognised around the world.”

As one of the main headlining artists, Bon Jovi will bring their worldwide smash hits to their set, as well as new songs from their forthcoming What About Now? album, released March 25th.  Part of their Because We Can world tour, it will be the highlight of 7 UK summer dates.

Rob Hallett, President, International Touring, AEG Live comments:

“It is fabulous that, as we begin to celebrate a decade of working together with Bon Jovi, we come together again to launch a reimagined series of shows at the iconic Hyde Park.”

AEG was awarded the 5 year contract to create this event in Hyde Park towards the end of last year. Earlier this week, it was announced that Barclaycard, the leading global payment business, has signed a full 5-year exclusive partnership with AEG and The Royal Parks to be the headline sponsor for Barclaycard British Summer Time from 2013.

Dan Mathieson, Head of Sponsorship, Barclaycard commented:

“We’re excited to have partnered with AEG and to be the official partner for Barclaycard British Summer Time. Working with AEG and The Royal Parks places the Barclaycard brand at the forefront of some of the most exciting entertainment events the UK will see for the next five years.

Barclaycard British Summer Time will give Barclaycard Unwind customers further opportunities to access a fantastic world of music, advance ticket sales and become part of Barclaycards newest technology initiatives; including, fast track entry and speedy contactless payments.”


Isle of Wight 2013 final headliner announced!

Exclusive ticket offers are available from, including money saving ticket and travel packages and details on the Isle of Wight Festival payment plan. From the moment the gates open, each area of the Festival comes alive… So, don’t miss out on this unforgettable weekend!

Formed in 2002, every one of The Killers’ four studio albums has topped the UK Charts.  Having earned themselves a reputation as one of the world’s finest live acts, the band’s panoply of hits – including ‘Mr Brightside’, ‘Human’, ‘Somebody Told Me’, ‘When You Were Young’ and ‘Runaways’ – will make for an epic Main Stage headline set on Saturday 15th June at the Isle of Wight Festival 2013.


The Killers have sold over 15 million albums and visited every corner of the globe, becoming one of the world’s biggest and best rock ’n’ roll bands in the process. Be there at the Isle of Wight Festival 2013 to see why.

John Giddings, the Festival’s promoter, says: “We are proud to bring one of the world’s greatest rock bands of the last decade to our small island off the South Coast of England…thanks for coming-it will be a weekend to remember!”

In 2013 the iconic Isle of Wight Festival 2013 will see, UK Festival exclusive appearances from The Stone Roses and Bon Jovi, plus performances by Jake Bugg, The Script, Bloc Party, Paloma Faith, The Maccabees, Ellie Goulding, Blondie and many more spectacular acts still to be announced.

Year on year, free-spirited festivalgoers come together to celebrate the summer in style, with the best atmosphere and hottest artists all jam-packed into one spectacular weekend. Held in the stunning setting of Seaclose Park, the Isle of Wight Festival combines 3 stages bursting with talent plus a bevy of bars, stalls and interactive areas, creating a truly unique experience. Join us for another memorable year in 2013, tickets are available now from





Bon Jovi set to close Isle of Wight Festival 2013

Closing the Main Stage with a UK festival exclusive on Sunday 16th June the rock superstars will top off another ultimate weekend of world-class music. Tickets for what will be an unbelievable experience go on sale on Wednesday 28th November from

For almost three decades, Bon Jovi have earned their reputation on the road as the essential live rock band – having performing for more than 35 million fans at more than 2,700 concerts is over 50 countries.  Along the way, the New Jersey-based band – lead singer Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist Richie Sambora, keyboardist David Bryan and drummer Tico Torres – have sold 130 million albums and have released a raft of awe-inspiring hit singles. Now they bring their anthemic live show to the Isle of Wight Festival, so make sure you don’t miss out on this unforgettable and historic performance. Now Bon Jovi join Friday’s Main Stage headliners The Stone Roses, as the Isle of Wight Festival 2013 shapes up to be another astounding year.

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Jon Bon Jovi, says: “The Isle of Wight Festival is legendary and we're excited to join in the long tradition of Rock 'n' Roll history.  We are honoured to be the headliners on the Main Stage Sunday night. This will mark our first visit to the island and I expect it will prove to be a highlight of our tour and of 2013.

John Giddings, the Festival’s promoter, says“I can’t imagine a better rock band with more hits to close our Sunday night. The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen are hard acts to follow – but I think they’ll do it!”

Kaiser Chiefs & James to rock Hard Rock Calling

Black Cards and Vintage Trouble are also confirmed to perform, joining headliner Bon Jovi on Saturday 25 June for what promises to be an incredible weekend of live music.
kaiser chiefsReturning in fine form, pop-rockers the KaiserChiefs are ready to get the crowds at Hyde Park jumping to hits including I Predict A RiotEveryday I Love You Less And LessOh My God and Ruby,as well as showcasing brand new material from their forthcoming album. The Leeds quintet amassed over three million sales worldwide enjoying international chart success and five UK Top Ten smash hit singles.  Also joining the Friday 24 June line-up are Manchester’s own James. The nineties heroes return with their unforgettable hits LaidSit Down and Say Something plus many more.
Saturday 25 June additions include Pete Wentz’s new band Black Cards with their first appearance on the UK festival scene, as well as American soul-rockers Vintage Trouble, who gave an incredible performance earlier this year on Later With Jools Holland gaining the band critical-acclaim in the UK.
Now in its sixth consecutive year, Hard Rock Calling has fully established itself as one of the UK’s premier outdoor music events. Produced by Live Nation and presented by Hard Rock International, Hard Rock Calling is a unique and historic musical event with a main stage, second stage and many surprises in store for fans of all ages. In addition to headline appearances from The Killers on Friday 24 June and Bon Jovi on Saturday 25 June, living legendRod Stewart will headline Sunday 26 June with rock ‘n’ roll queen Stevie Nicks as special guest. The festival will also include a variety of attractions to be announced at a later date.
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