November 23, 2015 at 9:58 pm #4899
Winter may be closing in but we’ve got summertime on our minds… we are VERY excited to announce a headline show at BST Hyde Park London on Friday 8th July 2016 with VERY special guests Alabama Shakes, Wolf Alice and more to be announced!
Pre-sale has started and tickets are still available.
AnnaDecember 15, 2015 at 11:28 am #6178
Only 7 months to go until the next London leg ….. rocks back and forth!June 20, 2016 at 5:37 pm #6997
Hi guys, I’m a German girl from Hamburg and super excited for the BST festival, as the line up is the best line up ever! But as I bought the tickets with my now ex boyfriend I’m kinda going alone now and I’d love to meet some people to enjoy the show with!! I’m 20 years old, funny, very open minded and interested in making some new friends :) I lived in England for a year so my language skills shouldn’t be a big boundary. I’m happy to hear from any of you and can’t wait for the 8th of July!June 22, 2016 at 12:49 am #7007
Hey lina I’m Tony 28 from London, I too bought my tickets with my now ex girlfriend. I’m more than happy to go see this awesome line up by myself. But if your stuck let me know, we could meet and enjoy it together. And dance the night away!June 24, 2016 at 12:45 pm #7027
Hi Tony nice to hear from you! Do you want to give me your email so I can message you privately that weekend? :)July 3, 2016 at 2:14 pm #7053
Hi Lina, I also have a similar problem and really want to go but not sure about going alone. I’m 33 and from kent and would like to enjoy the music. message me if you are interested in meeting up at the gig :)July 4, 2016 at 11:18 am #7054
My regular gig buddy has dropped out last minute so I’ll be heading solo to this gig. Do you guys fancy meeting up and enjoying this awesome lineup together?
I’m 32, originally from Ireland but now an adopted Londoner.July 9, 2016 at 10:15 am #7073
British summertime festival – Hyde Park #coulditbemagic
8th July 2016
Hyde Park in BST…. Hence we need to be prepared with umbrellas and wet weather coats. The priority entrance has been moved since my last priority entrance at Hyde park to see the lads, no longer a 5 mins stroll to the barrier, now more of a 2 mins sprint!
Take That #25years #legends are headlining Saturday night, and we spot some tents and a group of fans under a tree section, turns out they have been there since Thursday, camping out for the best spot! Sister A makes friends and gets the low down on best loo stop and food parlour! 20p a wee and Pret sandwich bar are the answers!
Security are still phaffing around but seem very pleasant. We Familiarise ourselves with several copies of the Evening Standard, our pitches are now ready for the wait.
We entertain ourselves by annoying Sarah and Colleen with far too many renditions of classic TT songs!! It’s a UK and age thing! Snack on far too many unhealthy things, cocktail sausages, maple and pecan slice, a selection of Danish pastries,beautifully presented from an overpriced London hotel, (not ours) Sandwiches, crisps, bananas, chocolate. It’s a long day!!!!!! Lols. The diet starts today. You heard it here first.
Later, Fiona, Andrea and Benj joins us. Turns out there are two priority entrances, south and west, Colleen has to leave us.
Doors to green 1pm, security just about manage take down the Harris fencing with -10seconds to spare. We assist the security, ticket scanner and wrist band employees with their quest for speed. And walk fast to the main stage. It is indeed a sad time when I hear from Benj that his safely squirrelled #cheeseroll is down! Lols.
The barrier awaits us, we made it in before west gate! Top results all around.
It looks a nice festival setting, the lads are on the oak stage, we know this as there are two fake plastic tree sculptures at either side of the stage. The whole stage is a TV screen able to project from all angles, very cool actually. Security have been bused in from Glasgow, they seem friendly. Last night Beyoncé for them, tonight Mumford.
2pm Borns. A mega fan on the barrier next to me. Uber excited and frilled to be seeing them, which is fun. Me, never heard one of their songs. They were OK. But she loved them.
3pm Baaba Maal, he seemed to be really enjoying his set. Much more relaxed and chilled than when we saw him at Glastonbury. He was great fun to watch and listen to. We love Baaba, today sporting a pale salmon outfit combo. Smart.
4.05pm Nick Mulvey. Very calming and chilled. One for a hot summers day…..
5.20pm Wolf Alice. Upbeat punk, indie tunes. Fun to watch and listen to. Saw Ben watching.
6.30pm Alabama Shakes, boy she has a pair of lungs on her.
8.20pm the crew work their magic to turn an empty stage into a fully operation set in 30 mins. Always a pleasure to watch the magic in action.
If your reading this I think you will gauge by now from public feedback that it was indeed a stonkingly good show. Lots of highlights. The lads were totally up for a good time that was evident from the first note. So many paps down the front there should be plenty of photos around. As it was still daylight some different pics out there. Marcus Haney was around taking pictures so that should be bonus as well.
Snake eyes, lion man, white blank page, HOLLAND ROAD! (It’s been too long away from the setlist) A London song, Wilder Mind full circle for the album from Oslo Hackney to Hyde Park. What a journey. Baaba joined the stage for SI Tu Veux
July 9, 2016 at 10:21 am #7076
- This reply was modified 1 year, 11 months ago by Charlotte.
then The Very Best for There will be time, it was epic, I could watch again and again. Can’t really believe this is probably the last time we will ever seen it live? So short. There was so much action on the stage it was really hard to take it all in. Truly epic. Lovers Eyes!!!!! With a spinning Marcus. So good to hear again. As there were screens as a backdrop static cameras projected images of the show, A close up of Bens hands on the keyboard, Marcus rocking out in the drums, Xmass, flight cases, a view from the back of the stage to the crowd, different, and something I could get use to.
Edit: how could I forget the confetti canons!!!!! The Cave I think!!! white and yellow.
They dropped roll away from the setlist and all too soon it was Ditmas. Marcus set himself up for an epic time!! Marcus Haney followed him around the crowd so there must be some cracking film footage! It looked an awesome sight, Marcus grabbing a flare, being grabbed from all angles by every passer by and finally being flung back over the barrier like a bag of spuds as he emerged from his crowd surfing exit! Shirt torn open to the bottom and he looked totally wiped out! Awesome! Brave man.
Dust bowl, totally rocked with added drum kit disposal!
The lads then ran off stage down the front and past us all, Marcus grabbing Sarah’s flag, shortly followed by crew running with equipment. A b stage, who knew! What a pleasure as it was filmed and screened all over the main stage backdrop. So good. They did timshel, then……… SISTER! Awwwe man.
The drive by run past again to the stage again, for hot gates. We had been given glow sticks earlier these came into there own for this song. What a sight. Who needs (xylo bands)
Baaba, The Very Best, Beatenberg together for Wona. Winnie showing much love for Justin from TVB. Lols. A tad too many shandies?
Bounce exhaustion from I will wait, and an ecstatically happy WOLF. Marcus said this was their last UK show for a (long while) but what a way to go out. Much love from the stage as they took their final bows. London you were awesome.
Set list acquired. Chat with an Unexpected photographer…. #happymemories
The Group hardcore photo, The slow walk to the sold out merch stand, the crawl to the loos, the goodbyes and the see you agains. Don’t make it end!
#thegreatestdayofourlivesJuly 9, 2016 at 2:31 pm #7078
Great band, but disappointing concert due to poor sound. I’ve never been to such a quiet concert, so much so that people were chatting away mid song, and everyone within 5 metre radius could hear every word which as really annoying. We were fairly close to front (in front of relay 4) and couldn’t make out any of the chat in between songs. A slow hand clap in response to poor sound even broke out at one stage. It was like background noise!! Not helped by helicopter overhead for about 20 mins.
Also, why put fake trees and speakers in front of the big screens adjacent to the stage???
I’d be interested to know if this was due to a tech problem on the night or a regular Hyde Park issue.July 10, 2016 at 2:01 am #7079
Thank you so much for the review, Charlotte! It was lovely :) I am so glad you had a blast! At the NY shows Marcus also commented that this would be their “last show in NY for a while”. Hopefully they just mean until next year ;)
Alicro, so sorry to hear that :( I’ve read in more than one place that fans were complaining about how bad the sound was. I’ve heard complaints about sound being off or instruments being too loud, but never everything being too quiet? What a strange problem to have at a festival.
I’ve been keeping the social pages updated. If anyone wants to see some pics of the band and videos of Marcus rolling around the crowd, you can see some at: https://www.facebook.com/mumsonfans
KatJuly 10, 2016 at 8:47 pm #7081
Hyde park was an absolute blast for me. It is disappointing that there seems to have been some sound issues for parts of the crowd. Not sure if it was a BST issue for all the gigs they have been putting on.
I was able to pop along to the ‘Lights of Soho’ to view the Johannesburg exhibition in the few days preceding the Hyde Park show. It was great to see the photos which capture tour life, fans, friendship, love, laughter & live music so incredibly well. South Africa was well celebrated through wine, music, images & words. I was lucky enough to catch the Beatenberg & The Very Best night, & also Jeremy Loops sets. They were such fun nights. A perfect warm up to the big day..,,
Hyde park. Memories came back of 2011 seeing the band support Arcade Fire in the same park! How times have changed! Friday was a wonderful day of music. Particularly enjoyed Wolf Alice rocking out as I had not seen them live before. The crowd was up for Mumford from the start. As were we! Loved hearing Holland Road. London Town tribute. White Blank Page sounded stunning, the crowd loving it. I was reflecting on this last gig of the Wilder Mind era as they played it. How I love all that record.
But Friday was also a celebration of Johannesburg. And what an EP it is. Sorry… mini-album. Si tu veux with Baaba was emotional. An incredible moment for me. Such joy on that stage. Such a powerful sound. There will be time followed. Witnessing the smiles, dancing & camaraderie was wonderful.
Marcus Haney was busy taking photos throughout the show. Looking forward to seeing some of those! The Cave was a truly joyous loud sing along. I loved that the B stage was used for this gig. S I S T E R….what an awesome surprise. I truly love that track. Beautiful setting for it. Wona was another highlight, with Beatenberg & The Very Best & Baaba. All too quickly the Wolf was starting, and the gig was ending.
Marcus ended by saying a few times…”Let’s not be afraid”.
Thank you for a day/ night I will never forget.
Let’s not be afraid.
AnnaJuly 12, 2016 at 5:03 pm #7083
Thank you for the review, Anna ♥
I read online somewhere that Marcus repeated “Let’s not be afraid” a few times and for some reason, that really touched me. A very powerful few words.
Thanks again for sharing,
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