Two of the giants of American (and world) music will share the bill this week in London. It’s not technically part of BST but still taking place at Hyde Park on the same stages. Dylan and Young have shaped music and popular culture since the 1960s and their influences remain everywhere today. One alone would be exciting enough but 65,000 lucky fans can enjoy the double-whammy across four hours of extraordinary performances. And yes, that is a lot of people in one place. Be warned that phone and internet reception is patchy at best, so plan ahead where to meet up and when you dash to the loo. We have all the information and timings you need below.
FRIDAY JULY 12 MAIN STAGE TIMES:
It all kicks off just after lunch, but those of us who have to work can still dash across in time for the two main acts in the evening. Confusingly the Main Stage is called The Great Oak Stage, but you can hardly miss it, and you’ll understand the name when you see it!
AFTERNOON: 2.15pm Sam Fender. 3.30pm Cat Power. 4.45pm Laura Marling.
EVENING: 6pm-7.45pm Neil Young. 8.30-10.15pm Bob Dylan
There are also two smaller stages on the edge of the enclosure. Friday night is NOT Part of British Summer Time at Hyde Park but the same layout and map information still applies. Ask staff or security on site for directions to the North and Summer Stages.
NORTH STAGE: Tucked on the side stage you can catch California indie quartet Vista Kicks at 4.15pm and gothic blues songstress Adia Victoria at 5.30pm
SUMMER STAGE (bandstand next to the entrance): 3pm Hardwick Circus. 4.15pm Boy Azooga. 5.30pm The Big Society.
NEAREST TUBE: Hyde Park Corner
MAP BELOW: NOTE THIS IS NOT THE OFFICIAL ONE FOR THE EVENT, WHICH WILL FOLLOW CLOSER TO THE EVENT
ARE SEATS ALLOWED? No. Not even folding ones, anything inflatable or those clever ones you stick in the ground.
ARE BAGS ALLOWED? Yes but only small ones – no bigger than 35 x 40 x 19cm. That’s around the size of a piece of A3 paper.
ARE FOOD AND DRINK ALLOWED? No. Only sealed bottles of water up to 500ml or baby food in plastic containers. You can also take in empty bottles and refill them at drinking water points.
IS RE-ENTRY ALLOWED? No. If you leave you can not come back in.
MORE INFORMATION: www.aegpresents.co.uk/home/12-july-hyde-park