Year after year, Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park brings the greatest artists to the stage in Hyde Park. This year, a true icon, pioneer and one of the most important artists of the last half-century will make her BST Hyde Park debut – Barbra Streisand.
Known for her hit songs – ‘Guilty’, ‘Woman In Love’, ‘The Way We Were’, ‘No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)’, ‘Rain On My Parade’ and many more – Streisand is the epitome of original. She is just as famous for her hit film career, her activism and theatre stardom. She has won 2 Oscars, 10 Grammys (including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award), 5 Emmys, the Special Tony Award, American Film Institute Award, Kennedy Center Honors Prize, 4 Peabody Awards, the Presidential Medal Of Freedom and 9 Golden Globes.
In 1977, Streisand became the first female composer to win a best song Oscar for ‘Evergreen’ from “A Star Is Born”. The iconic film was most recently remade by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, which Streisand has shown great admiration for.
Streisand has never forgotten her roots. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, she struggled briefly as an actress and nightclub singer in New York during the early 60s before she shot to stardom on Broadway. She made a historic homecoming to Brooklyn in 2012 and again in 2016.
Last year she released Walls, her first set of original songs since 2005 and a comment on President Trump’s America. The Guardian called it, “a fearless riposte to the White House.” The Independent commented, “Streisand lets loose her still resplendent voice, enunciating each word with such fervour that you can’t help but be swept up in her righteous indignation.”
Streisand has also worked with fellow BST headliner Celine Dion, as well as Ray Charles, Donna Summer, Neil Diamond and many more. She has had Number 1 albums in each of the last six decades – the greatest longevity for any solo recording artist with 11 US Number 1 albums, 6 in the UK and is simply one of the best loved and most decorated artists in any medium alive today. Now one of the world’s biggest stars will light up Hyde Park to bring the first sensational weekend to a close.
Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2019 is back for another year of unique shows and unforgettable music moments, for the 7th year.
Already announced for Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2019 are Celine Dion (5th July), Florence and the Machine (13th July) and Robbie Williams (14th July).
Last year continued the tradition of must-see experiences that have previously included The Rolling Stones return to Hyde Park,Carole King play her classic album Tapestry in full for the first time ever, comebacks for The Strokes and The Libertines, Stevie Wonder play Songs in The Key Of Life and many more.
2018 saw amazing days and nights with Roger Waters, Bruno Mars, Michael Bublé, The Cure, Eric Clapton and Paul Simon’s last ever UK concert.
James King, Senior Vice President, AEG Presents, comments:
“Barbra Streisand is without question one of the most influential and decorated artists in history. She is a global icon and a pioneer across the entire entertainment industry. It is an honour to have an artist of her stature performing at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park.”
Daniel Mathieson, Head of Experiential Marketing and Partnerships for Barclaycard, says:
“We are really looking forward to the super talented Barbra Streisand headlining this year. With a career spanning six decades, she has achieved major success in multiple fields of entertainment and we are honoured to have her perform on The Great Oak Stage this Summer. I cannot wait to hear some of her classics at an ‘ever-green’ Hyde Park as we all reminisce back to a time – when a true star was born!”
Alun Mainwaring, Head of Events and Filming at The Royal Parks, says:
“Barbra Streisand is one of the best-selling recording artists of all time and so we are incredibly excited that she will be performing on the Great Oak Stage in Hyde Park this summer. Streisand will be joining a line-up of some of the world’s best vocalists including Celine Dion, Florence and the Machine and Robbie Williams. As a charity, these events are vital to The Royal Parks to provide the funds required to help maintain these beautiful London parks.”
Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park is an award-winning festival:
Shortlisted for Best Festival at the Q Awards 2018
Shortlisted for Best Major Festival and Best Metropolitan Festival at the Festival Awards 2018
‘Best Live Act’ The Cure @ British Summer Time Hyde Park at the Live UK Magazine Awards 2018
Shortlisted for Best Major Festival and Best Metropolitan Festival at the UK Festival Awards 2017
AEG/Goldenvoice (organisers of BST) ‘Best Promoter’ at the UK Festival Awards 2016
Headline Performance of the Year (The Libertines) at the UK Festival Awards 2014
‘Festival of the Year’ at the UK Event Awards 2013
‘Best Use of New Technology’ at the Festival Awards 2013