Tag: Hyde Park

STEVIE WONDER, Hyde Park – Evening Standard, 8 July 2019

Recent rumours about Stevie Wonder’s health were cleared up by the soul legend himself this weekend. He has a kidney donor lined up and will undergo a transplant in September. That meant this show, his third appearance in Hyde Park in this decade, will be one of his last for some time. Understandably he went with a bang.   The… Read more →

ROGER WATERS, Hyde Park – Evening Standard, 9 July 2018

In a Hyde Park weekend that also included sets from the rarely understated Cure and Eric Clapton, there was the surprising sight of a man for whom this vast space seemed too small for his vision. Beneath video screens twice as wide as the stage, Roger Waters performed multiple highlights from classic Pink Floyd albums as well as last year’s… Read more →

PHIL COLLINS, Hyde Park – Evening Standard, 3 July 2017

Walking with a cane, staying in his special chair, taken to hospital after a fall – perhaps Phil Collins’ family spends less time talking about his comeback tour and more about which is the right care home. The 66-year-old has un-retired, 15 years after his last original album, because, as he said here, “The truth is that I missed you.”… Read more →

TAYLOR SWIFT, Hyde Park – Evening Standard, 29 June 2015

Taylor Swift kept her friends close and her enemies some distance away as she performed to 65,000 fans in Hyde Park on Saturday. While her stage-invading nemesis Kanye West was safely committed to being over a hundred miles away at Glastonbury, the pop powerhouse produced a stream of starry pals to strut down a long catwalk into her audience. A… Read more →

ROLLING STONES Hyde Park preview – Evening Standard, 5 July 2013

Thanks, Glastonbury, that was a fun warm-up. Now The Rolling Stones have some real history to make, returning to play two gigs in Hyde Park for the first time since their 1969 show in front of what some participants (who were possibly on drugs at the time) claim was upwards of half a million people. Even if you weren’t there… Read more →

KING CHARLES, Hyde Park – Evening Standard, 3 Aug 2012

Continuing the theme set by the opening ceremony, Hyde Park is offering an appealing (and free) mix of big screen sport and decent music throughout the Olympics. While the biggest screen often splits in two to reveal anything from Russian folk dancers to Sir Tom Jones, there are more acts worth spotting tucked away on the tiny stage at the… Read more →

PAUL SIMON, Hard Rock Calling, Hyde Park – Evening Standard, 16 July 2012

A genuinely classic album enjoys that status across the generations, a wide-ranging appeal clearly visible in the crowd in Hyde Park to see Paul Simon mark the (slightly late) 25th anniversary of his 1986 masterpiece, Graceland. There were those old enough to remember the furore surrounding Simon’s decision to break a UN-approved cultural boycott of apartheid-era South Africa to record in the country.… Read more →