First headliner for BST Hyde Park 2024 announced: Andrea Bocelli10 November 2023 - Press release
American Express presents BST Hyde Park
Friday 5 July
The world's greatest classical star is coming to Hyde Park
2024 UK Exclusive show
Tickets on sale - Wednesday 15 November
It's time to get excited for summer 2024 as American Express presents BST Hyde Park proudly announces that international superstar Andrea Bocelli will headline London's best festival on Friday 5 July, the first classical artist to headline in BST Hyde Park's history, and a 2024 UK exclusive. Tickets go on sale Wednesday 15 November 10am GMT, visit www.bst-hydepark.com
Tickets purchased for the Amex VIP Summer Garden, VIP HydeAway and Gold Circle areas will include reserved seating. General Admission, Primary Entry and VIP Terrace will all be unreserved standing.
"In and of itself, it should be a private celebration: a career spanning 30 years, 30 years – a lifetime! – spent on stages around the world, striving to brush with beauty and offer my voice to those who wish to hear it, as part of the soundtrack of their lives. I am delighted to see how today this anniversary has become a celebration for many: a collective way to celebrate three decades of music and excitement, of memories and feelings, that can bloom to life to the notes of a score each time. Hyde Park is the perfect place for coming together to celebrate my 30th anniversary and reimagine it as a springboard propelling us into the future, imbued with positivity and the power of good. Celebrating it here is sure to be unforgettable, in the vast green lung from which London has been drawing breath for hundreds of years, in this park that is the embodiment of a glorious chapter in the history of a nation, of a continent, of a civilization...and also of so much wonderful music that has rung out here, nourishing it in its wake." - Andrea Bocelli
Andrea Bocelli is the most successful classical artist of all time – he's performed for Popes, Presidents, Prime Ministers and royalty, sang in many of the greatest concert halls and opera houses, and sold 90 million records. There is no other classical star that comes close - he has a Golden Globe, 7 Classical BRITs and 7 World Music Awards under his belt, plus a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He has performed across the world's most famous venues and for globally significant events, including the Queen's Platinum Jubilee at Buckingham Palace in 2022 and at the ceremonies of the Olympic Games.
This special UK exclusive show at BST Hyde Park comes at a milestone year for Bocelli, who celebrates 30 years of his career in 2024. Drawing millions in with his popular crossover appeal, Bocelli has collaborated with iconic opera singers such as Pavarotti as well as a host of A-list pop stars including Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, Céline Dion, Tony Bennett, Dua Lipa, and many more. As former BST Hyde Park headliner Céline Dion puts it, "If God had a singing voice, he would sound a lot like Andrea Bocelli."
Jim King, CEO of European Festivals at AEG Presents, says, "We have wanted to host Andrea Bocelli in Hyde Park for many years and so it's a great honour for us that we are able to share this special moment with him and his loyal fans. There can be no bigger occasion for all music than experiencing the world's greatest tenor in London's Hyde Park."
Out today (10 November), Bocelli, alongside his 26-year-old son Matteo Bocelli and his 11-year-old daughter Virginia Bocelli, released the deluxe edition of A Family Christmas, which was the Bocelli Family's first album together and the best-selling new Christmas album of 2022 in the U.S. The deluxe edition includes four brand new holiday recordings plus six bonus tracks.
One of the world's most beloved performers, coming to the very special stage at BST Hyde Park for one night only. This will be an extraordinary one-off show and we look forward to seeing you there!
BST Hyde Park 2023 was a year of firsts for the London festival - with once-in-a-lifetime shows from the world's biggest musical stars P!NK (24 + 25 June), Guns N' Roses, Take That, BLACKPINK, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (6 + 8 July), Billy Joel and Lana Del Rey. BST Hyde Park's hugely popular summer event Open House returned for another year, offering a host of free activities throughout the week and All Things Orchestral presented by Myleene Klass and featuring Alfie Boe.
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AMEX Presale: 10am, Friday 10 November
Andrea Bocelli Presale: 10am, Monday 13 November
General On Sale: 10am, Wednesday 15 November