Arcade Fire kick off British Summer Time Hyde Park

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 4 July 2014
Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire opened British Summer Time Hyde Park with a rousing performance on Thursday (03.07.14)

Arcade Fire opened this year's Barclaycard British Summer Time at Hyde Park with a rousing performance on Thursday (03.07.14).

The indie rockers followed up their headline slot on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury last week with another major performance in London's Hyde Park, performing a slew of hits 'Reflektor', 'Joan of Arc' and 'Wake Up'.

During an anthemic encore that saw confetti shower Hyde Park, frontman Win Butler quipped to the crowd not to "wake the rich people up", making light of recent concerns from nearby residents about noise pollution.

Prior to Arcade Fire's headline performance, Jake Bugg, Wild Beasts and Future Island took the stage at the renowned London venue in front of a star-studded crowd that included Billie Piper, Abbey Clancey, Daisy Lowe, Mischa Barton and Gemma Arterton.

The big gig comes just a week after Arcade Fire - consisting of Win, his wife Regine, his brother Will Butler, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury and Jeremy Gara - performed an "unbelievable" headline slot at Glastonbury, which they hailed as one of the "most incredible" moments of their career.

British Summer Time continues today (04.07.14) and the likes of Black Sabbath, The Libertines, Sir Tom Jones, Motorhead and Soundgarden are among the acts playing the 10-day festival until July 13.

Arcade Fire

The headily-acclaimed Canadian ensemble perform songs from their upcoming album, as well as tracks from their back catalogue.

3Arena, Dublin

Fri 6 Apr 2018

Prices to be confirmed

With special guests.

Genting Arena, Birmingham

Sun 15 Apr 2018

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 338 8000

With Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

Manchester Arena

Sun 8 Apr 2018

£56.55 / 0844 847 8000

With Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

Also at:

British Summer Time Festival

A big old music festival, held across a number of stages in sunny Hyde Park. This year's headliners are Phil Collins (30 Jun), Green Day (1 Jul), Justin Bieber (2 Jul) and Kings of Leon (6 Jul).

Hyde Park, London W2

Fri 6 Jul 2018

prices vary

British Summer Time - Roger Waters

Sat 7 Jul 2018

prices vary

British Summer Time - The Cure

Sun 8 Jul 2018

prices vary

British Summer Time - Eric Clapton

…and 2 more dates until 14 Jul 2018

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