JUNE 20, 2013 (LOS ANGELES) – AXS TV will broadcast Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park exclusively in North America with performances from Bon Jovi, Elton John And His Band, Lionel Richie, and Jennifer Lopez, it was jointly announced today by AEG Live UK, The Royal Parks and AXS TV. The television concert event will air Saturday July 13 and Sunday July 14 from Hyde Park in London and will also feature Gary Clark, Jr. among other artists to be announced.
AXS TV’s exclusive broadcast of the world’s biggest artists delivering unforgettable performances at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park will be shot live over six days and air in a one-of- a-kind, two-day television concert with 6 hours of daily continuous coverage. Presented by Anheuser- Busch and Monster DNA Headphones, each day’s broadcast will begin at 7pmET/4pmPT and also include exclusive behind-the-scenes moments and artist interviews.
“AXS TV’s broadcast of British Summer Time Hyde Park will deliver music for every fan, no matter your taste, style or age; and that’s exactly what AXS TV promises to deliver time and again,” said Mark Cuban, AXS TV Chairman and Founder. “For two days, music fans can rock with Bon Jovi, sing along with Elton John, dance around their house with Jennifer Lopez and chill with Lionel Richie and that’s just the start. Plan your house party, invite your friends for the weekend and let us provide the soundtrack to your best summer weekend.”
“This is a fantastic opportunity to bring this incredible event to music fans around the world,” said Jay Marciano, President and CEO of AEG Europe. “Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park represents a new era for entertainment in Hyde Park, and it makes complete sense that if fans cannot attend in person, they can join us on AXS TV.”
Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park, a totally unique and world-class event for London, will give music fans throughout the capital the chance to see many of their favorite musicians and bands. In what heralds a totally unique event offer for London, each live, music-packed weekend will be linked by a midweek program of diverse entertainment, accessible for all to enjoy.
“Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park” promises to be the perfect summer event, with everything from fantastic music to great food & drinks to entertaining theatre and film events,” said Marciano. “We have worked hard to ensure this will be a truly unforgettable experience.”
Fans can keep up-to-date with Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park announcements by following @AXSTV on Twitter and Instagram and by using the #AXSBST hashtag. Additional info can be found at www.axs.tv.
AXS TV stands alone in its programming commitment to live entertainment. Solidifying its position as the premier music destination for artists and fans alike in addition to world class music festivals, the network’s exclusive live events in 2013 alone have included Zac Brown Band, Carrie Underwood: The Blown Away Tour; So So Def 20th Anniversary Concert with Usher, Ludacris, Nelly and Jay Z; OutNumber Hunger Live! with The Band Perry, Brantley Gilbert, and more; Power of Love Honoring Quincy Jones and Sir Michael Caine featuring Bono, Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks, Snoop Lion, and Stevie Wonder among others; plus The GRAMMY Awards pre-show including red carpet interviews and exclusive access to the only party inside Staples Center. AXS TV’s exclusive live multi-day music festivals in 2013 include the premiere television broadcasts of Stagecoach Country Music Festival featuring Dierks Bentley and Darius Rucker among a dozen artists and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival with John Mayer, Maroon 5, The Black Keys, Dave Matthews Band and Billy Joel headlining over 30 hours and 32 artists across 3 days of live music programming.
ABOUT HYDE PARK AND THE ROYAL PARKS
Every year millions of Londoners and tourists visit Hyde Park, one of the capital’s eight Royal Parks. Hyde Park covers 350 acres and during summer The Royal Parks is proud to host a series of events which are a mainstay of London’s live music scene, while in the winter months Hyde Park Winter Wonderland offers an amazing free family experience. These events play a key role in funding the maintenance and conservation of all Royal Parks as well as generating income for the capital’s economy.
The Royal Parks are: Bushy Park, The Green Park, Greenwich Park, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, The Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill, Richmond Park and St James’s Park. The Royal Parks also manages Victoria Tower Gardens, Brompton Cemetery, Grosvenor Square Gardens and the gardens of 10, 11 and 12 Downing Street.
ABOUT BARCLAYCARD US
Headquartered in Wilmington, DE., Barclaycard US creates customized, co-branded credit card programs for some of the country’s most successful travel, entertainment, retail, affinity and financial institutions. The company employs 1,500 associates and was named a Top Workplace in Delaware in 2012. For more information please visit www.barclaycardus.com.
ABOUT AXS TV
Launched in July 2012 under the vision and stewardship of entrepreneur Mark Cuban, AXS TV is the premier destination for live events, and as-they-are-happening trends in the worlds of pop culture, music, and entertainment.
AXS TV Concerts is the premier source on television for 100% live music. From multi-day festivals to stadium tours to club acts, AXS TV delivers an unparalleled shared experience for fans of all genres. Leveraging the network’s vast capacity, artists expand their reach to live behind-the-scenes moments, live fan Q&As, social media engagement and more unique opportunities specifically for the AXS TV audience. With multiple live concerts weekly, AXS TV is the number one destination for artists and their fans to experience and share a pure live event in the world of music and pop culture. Live LIVE!
The network partners include Mark Cuban, AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and CBS. For more information, go to www.axs.tv.
ABOUT AEG LIVE UK – AEG LIVE
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty five state-of-the-art venues. The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Bon Jovi, Jennifer Lopez, The Rolling Stones, Justin Bieber, Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift, and Paul McCartney. The company is also currently producing productions including Cher at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The division’s exhibition portfolio boasts the most successful exhibition of all time, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, which has attracted more than seven million visitors since 2005. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
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