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A new show for London 2018! Ride are thrilled to be playing BST Hyde Park on Saturday 7th July, joining The Cure’s big 40th Anniversary Concert! Interpol,Goldfrapp, Editors, Slowdive(band) and The Twilight Sad (Official) are also on the bill plus many more to be announced.

The Robert Smith-led band will celebrate four decades since the release of their debut single ‘Killing An Arab’ next year, while 2019 will mark the 40th anniversary of their debut album ‘Three Imaginary Boys.’

Pope wrote on Twitter earlier this week: “So, 2018 will see me collaborating with Robert on a feature-length, chronological documentary of The Cure’s history from the 1970s via present day to the future. Robert himself will tell the story and this will work alongside other events for the band’s 40-year celebration.”

He continued: “The film to which I will bring my own style of jiggery-pokery will use as well as ‘old favourites’ a cornucopia of material from Robert’s collection which has never been seen before; Super-8; interviews; bootlegs; rare performances; behind-the-scenes, blah.”

The Cure are set to play Hyde Park next July with support coming from Interpol, Editors and Goldfrapp.

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Tom Petty is headlining one of the British summertime shows this July. Following great trips over the past few years to The Rolling Stones, Neil Young and The Who we’re thrilled to be heading back to one of the great summer events.

These festivals are brilliantly organised and we would highly recommend upgrading to Gold or Diamond VIP packages.

These gives you access to the VIP summer garden area which offers a selection of exclusive bars, restaurants, comfy seating (and toilets without long queues :-))

Diamond VIP includes access to a small pit right in the very front of the main stage.

Gold VIP includes access to a secondary pit just behind the Diamond section
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The 1969 gig at London’s Hyde Park will be next in The Rolling Stones ‘From the Vault’ series, From The Vault is a series of live concerts from The Rolling Stones archive which are getting their first official release. `Hyde Park 1969` is the latest addition to the series. It was one of the most highly anticipated gigs of 1969 and it delivered on all the promise and then some. On July 5, 1969, the Rolling Stones hosted their iconic free concert in London`s Hyde Park. Having taken two years off from the road, the show was conceived as the beginning of the band`s big return to the live stage. It was also planned as an introduction of their hot new guitar player, Mick Taylor. The former disciple of British blues legend John Mayall had been inducted into the Stones just a month prior. Over 400,000 delirious fans of all ages gathered into the park for the concert. The Stones` concert in London`s Hyde Park would pay homage to the late Brian Jones and usher in the new and extraordinary era of Mick Taylor (1969-74) as a Rolling Stones member.

In London in the summer of 1969, the Rolling Stones for free in Hyde Park on July 5th was one of those “you had to be there” events. Since the 2015 release in the band’s “From The Vaults” series isn’t as much a concert like the previous ones but more a documentary, you do get a feel for what it would have been like from a wealth of crowd and context shots of some of the nearly half a million fans who were there. That alone makes this DVD a trip back in time worth taking.

It was, after all, one of those historical moments with a capital ‘H.’ The band hadn’t played a full concert since April 1967. 20-year-old Mick Taylor was debuting as their new lead guitarist with very little rehearsal. Sacked founder Brian Jones had died two days earlier. And this was the first show in their rise to becoming, at least on their best nights, the World’s Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band.

You only get seven of the 14 songs the Stones played that afternoon – not in running order, stage footage intercut with shots of the crowd and audience members, and it’s a mixed bag indeed. “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” is an almost painful mess to anyone with even a bit of relative pitch as Taylor’s guitar is way out of tune and the performance is a bed of clams. On the other hand, a slightly slowed, bare bones “I’m Free” is kinda cool.

“Honky Tonk Women” is nicely crunchy and slushy, with a snappy Keith Richards lead, and you can hear the potent Richards/Taylor two-guitar interlock (IMO the band’s best-ever six-string partnership) starting to emerge; Taylor’s slide guitar stings on “Love In Vain;” and the finale of “Sympathy For the Devil,” on which the Stones are joined onstage by a troupe of African drummers, brims with the promise of the live tour de force it would soon become.

But this isn’t one to watch for the music. With the famed release of the white butterflies for Brian and some behind the scenes footage to augment scenes of the audience’s day, it’s more of a “you are almost there” document. Just try not to groan during the interview segments with Jagger in which he comes off like – as the Brits say – a bit of a prat. Guess he hadn’t yet honed what became his famed PR savvy. Or maybe Mick was just stoned.

His worst statement: “A concert’s not just to hear the band as it really is. That’s for the studio to do.” Not with the Stones. The band’s essence becomes wondrously evident at their in-concert best. And I keep hoping that From The Vaults will yield a performance that stands head and shoulders with Ya-Ya’s to shout from the rooftops that this, good people, is rock ‘n’ roll at its very finest.

Mick Taylor quit the band in December 1974.


Birmingham Musician and ELO founder returned to the stage for his first full UK show as part of “The festival In A Day” at Hyde Park in central London, at 66 years old it was Lynne’s first time on stage in for nearly 30 years, accompanied by the BBC concert Orchestra and original ELO pianist Richard Tandy opened with the song “All Over The World” and then the hits came thick and fast “Livin Thing” ,Evil Woman” then “Showdown” Jeff Lynne’s voice was as good as ever on “Strange Magic” and especially “Can’t Get It Out Of My Head”A suprise version from the Travelling Wilburys album “Handle With Care” then the climatic ending with “Turn To Stone”, “Don’t Let It Bring You Down” and “Mr Blue Sky” it was eighty minutes of pure enjoyment and great musicianship the band seemed genuinely moved by the overwhelming crowd response Lynne is now living in Hollywood He prefers to produce and play in his home studio having many offers to perform Live. The highlight for me was 10538 Overture jeff looked so relaxed



Something really special as ELO and Jeff Lynne  returned to the stage after 28 years and performed in Hyde Park for the Festival In A  Day, playing all the hits, an amazing concert broadcast on BBC last night. The festival also had on the bill legendary Blondie , Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders, Bellowhead the 12 piece Folk band, Paloma Faith and Kacey Musgraves plus the soul of Billy Ocean…ELO who had 26 top selling singles in the 70’s and 80’s also were accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra. the set list

All Over The World, Evil Woman, Mama Belle, Showdown, Livin Thing, Strange Magic, 10538 Overture, Can’t Get It Out Of My Mind, Sweet Talkin Woman, Turn to Stone, Steppin Out, Handle With Care, Don’t Bring Me Down, Rock and Roll Is King, Telephone Line, Mr Blue Sky, Roll Over Beethoven,