Pearl Jam headlining BST Hyde Park in 2021

British Summer Time 2021 returns next year

Pearl Jam is headlining American Express presents BST Hyde Park in 2021. The group is raring to play their biggest ever show in London and adding a second consecutive night in Hyde Park, due to fan demand.

British Summer Time 2021 will be a huge and eagerly awaited celebration for the nation. BST Hyde Park has been at the center of London’s summer since 2013, bringing the world’s biggest artists to the greatest outdoor venue in the world over two weekends with a host of free activities in between. And we cannot wait to welcome everyone back.

Pearl Jam is bringing a BST first for 2021, two consecutive shows on Friday July 9th and Saturday, July 10th, as a UK exclusive, a sign of their immense popularity after the 2020 show sold out in record time. Special guests Pixies are set to support on Friday’s show, with Idles on Saturday’s show, with many others to be announced.

Fans who bought tickets to Pearl Jam’s cancelled sold out BST Hyde Park show in 2020 will have priority access to rebook and experience both shows with a two day ticket. There is also a BST Hyde Park payment plan available for those who need it.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pearl Jam’s 2020 tour in support of their critically acclaimed new album Gigaton was postponed before it began. But lockdown didn’t stop the Seattle rockers from giving fans a first taste of what Gigaton will sound like live – they performed a socially distanced version of “Dance of the Clairvoyants” in June as part of All in WA, a COVID-19 relief livestream event. Next summer, Hyde Park will finally get to enjoy the new music live, along with a host of incredible hits.

“We couldn’t be happier to be back and we can’t wait to bring everyone together with BST Hyde Park 2021, for what could be the most memorable British Summer Time ever… Pearl Jam jumped at the chance to celebrate after having to cancel their show this year and we are honored that they agreed to play two consecutive nights, a first for BST,” shares Jim King, CEO of European Festivals at AEG Presents. “As their fans know, they are the perfect artists for such an unprecedented double bill.”

Tickets are on general sale from 10 am on Saturday, October 10th and start at £70 plus fees. American Express Cardmembers can take advantage of the presale from the October 6th. Pearl Jam Ten Club members who purchased tickets for the cancelled 2020 show will be given presale access on Tuesday, October 6th with exclusive access to the Ten Club pit 15 minutes before all other customers. All other Ten Club members will be given presale access on Wednesday, October 7th. All customers who purchased for the 2020 Pearl Jam BST show will be given the opportunity to repurchase their tickets 48 hours before general sale, from 10 am on Thursday, October 8th.

The BST Hyde Park payment plan offers fans the option to spread the cost of their booking over a number of months, making it easier and affordable to manage their budget.

In 2021, organizers will be launching the Hard Rock Stage and entertainment area in celebration of Hard Rock’s 50th anniversary and the rich history of Hard Rock Calling festival in Hyde Park. The on-site activation will include a pop-up Hard Rock Cafe experience, Hard Rock Stage viewing areas, a showcase of Hard Rock’s music memorabilia collection, a retail location, and other unique experiences for festival site visitors.

Open House will return. The free four day event between the two weekends of music, offers amazing events and activities for everyone, including free vibrant live music and entertainment, sensational open-air cinema nights, live sport showings, street food, pop up bars and loads for the family too, including the delightful Chickenshed Children’s theatre.

Alongside bringing fans the superstar artists they deserve, is a real commitment to Accessibility, Community and Sustainability that American Express presents BST Hyde Park is very proud of and strives to improve year on year.

In 2019, the event was awarded Gold on Attitude Is Everything’s Charter of Best Practice for its facilities for deaf and disabled fans – including accessible viewing areas, roaming drinks vendors, lowered counters, dedicated accessible entrances with shuttles from car parking, British Sign Language interpreters for all acts on The Great Oak Stage, accessible toilets at every toilet block, Hearing Induction Loops, free Personal Assistant tickets for all ticket types. American Express presents BST Hyde Park is one of the few festivals that allows and provides facilities for guide dogs.

Community initiatives do not stop with our midweek program either, it also includes interns from local colleges working with the team, local schools performing at Open House and much more. And sustainability is at the heart of the festival with a green team advising fans on recycling, fuel from 100% renewable resources, 100% biodegradable food packaging, compostable paper cups across the site. Artists are even advised on greener riders. Real time monitoring in 2019 helped reduce energy use by 25% and we continue to find ways to be more and more environmentally friendly.

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