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Festival line-up update: Barclaycard British Summer Time, Isle Of Wight and Dimensions

By | Published on Tuesday 10 December 2013

Barclaycard British Summer Time

Having launched earlier this year, Barclaycard and AEG Live’s big party-in-Hyde-Park, British Summer Time, has gained its first headlining and ‘standard’ acts for 2014.

Neil Young & Crazy Horse and rival rock titans McBusted lord it over the bill so far, whilst The National, Tom Odell and Backstreet Boys (who are no doubt delighted to be ‘supporting’ McBusted on 6 Jul), are also all playing BST 2014.

But what does Penny Boyd, Head Of Events & Filming at The Royal Parks, with whom AEG Live has a five-year contract to stage British Summer Time fests, make of it all, and of this year’s bash?

This is what: “We can’t wait to welcome Neil Young and Crazy Horse along with supporting act The National to Hyde Park. We are very proud with what was achieved in 2013. Working with our partners AEG Live, we not only delivered a truly unique event for Central London, we also raised the bar in terms of sustainability, customer experience and service and local engagement. We are looking forward to building on that success and continuing the great work for 2014”.

Another big development you might be interested in is that Biffy Clyro and Calvin Harris have been hired to play next year’s Isle Of Wight Festival, along with lower-billed artists The 1975, Passenger and The Waterboys.

Allowing it all to sink in, Biffy mon Simon Neil states: “To follow the likes of Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Bob Dylan and Pearl Jam is an honour. We cannot wait to get back to this iconic Festival, and this beautiful island!”

More on the Isle Of Wight Festival, British Summer Time, and a first line-up-related missive via multi-faceted Croatian dance event Dimensions, to follow…

BARCLAYCARD BRITISH SUMMER TIME, Hyde Park, London, 4-13 Jul 2014: Neil Young & Crazy Horse, McBusted, Backstreet Boys, The National, Tom Odell, Caitlin Rose, Phosphorescent, Flyte.

DIMENSIONS, Fort Punta Christo, Pula, Croatia, 27-31 Aug 2014: Caribou, Jon Hopkins, Gilles Peterson, Mala, Tikiman + Scion, Vakula, Om Unit, Vatican Shadow, Ebo Taylor, John Wizards.

ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL, Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle Of Wight, 12-15 Jun 2014: Calvin Harris, Biffy Clyro, The 1975, The Waterboys, Passenger.