Last weekend, British Summertime 2022 kicked off with a stunning hat trick of music megastars. Elton John kicked it off in style, followed by The Rolling Stones on Saturday and The Eagles on Sunday. The Stones are back again with their second and final show this Sunday, but first up is Adele, supported by Gabrielle and US country music sensation Kacey Musgraves. As well as the headliners this weekend, Duran Duran and Pearl Jam will take the main stage in subsequent weekends. Hosted again by American Express you can scroll down for all the gorgeous privileges you can enjoy if you upgrade to the American Express Experience and Summer Garden enclosure. And it is worth repeating that last weekend mobile phone networks struggled with the volume of people in such a small space, so make sure you make clear plans before you go in about when and where to meet friends at easily identified landmarks on the map below because you probably won’t be able to call them once you are inside.
Scroll down for the stage and times for The Eagles tonight, June 26. Plus all the support acts on the main stage and three smaller satellite stages, which kick off in the afternoon.
NEAREST TUBE: Hyde Park Corner on the Piccadilly Line is closest for the main South Entrance. For the North Entrance at the far end of the enclosure, use Marble Arch station on the Central Line.
MAP BELOW: As well as finding all the stages, food outlets and toilets, use the map to arrange the best place and time to meet anyone who you are trying to find once you are inside British Summertime. There will be up to 65,000 people there and potentially limited mobile phone coverage so make your plans in advance.
ARE FOOD AND DRINK ALLOWED? No. Only sealed bottles of water up to 500ml or baby food in plastic containers. You can also take in empty bottles and refill them at drinking water points.
ARE SEATS ALLOWED? No. Not even folding ones, anything inflatable or those clever ones you stick in the ground.
ARE BAGS ALLOWED? Yes but only small ones – no bigger than 30x21x21cm. That’s around the size of a standard piece of A4 paper.
ARE SIGNS AND BANNERS ALLOWED: No flags or banners with poles are permitted. Signs must be no larger than 59x84cm, the size of a piece of A1 paper. They must be bendable, so paper or cardboard only, but small fairy lights on them are permitted.
IS RE-ENTRY ALLOWED? No. If you leave you can not come back in.
FRIDAY JUNE 30 / SATURDAY JULY 1 ADELE MAIN STAGE TIMES: 8.20pm-10.20pm
AFTERNOON: 2.15-2.45pm TIANA MAJOR. 3.15-3.55 MAHALIA. 4.30-5.30pm KACEY MUSGRAVES. 6.20pm-7.20pm GABRIELLE.
RAINBOW STAGE (at the far end off the grounds): You can catch CHRISSIE at 2.45pm, NILUFER YANYA at 4pm and SELF ESTEEM at 5.30pm.
BIRDCAGE STAGE (bandstand next to the entrance): TAMZENE at 2.45pm, RUTI 4pm, BONNIE KEMPLAY at 5.30pmBell Mt at 5.20pm.
AFTERNOON: 3.40pm THE DINNER PART, 4.50pm COURTNEY BARNETT, 6.20-7.20pm SAM FENDER
RAINBOW STAGE (at the far end off the grounds): You can catch THE FLINTS at 3.10pm, CHRISTONE KINGFISH INGRAM at 4.20pm and 5.40pm.
BIRDCAGE STAGE (bandstand next to the entrance): MAYA DELILAH at 3.10pm, CLARENCE AND THE MODERN at 4.20pm, EWAIN MAINWOOD at 5.40pm.
The festival is hosted by American Express this year, with The Amex Experience adding a range of benefits to the concert, including a full-service bar. They have also partnered with Roan Records to give guests a chance to look through 400 vinyls to discover new music.
Some of the other benefits include the Icon Cocktail Bar, Icon Studio (allowing guests to choose the style they want), Exclusive Mezzanine Viewing Platform and a complimentary reusable water bottle. The Amex Experience can be found on the BST Hyde Park site map and is open from 1pm-9pm daily.