AEG’s British Summer Time once again hired Star Events for its annual hyde park concerts, with PRG and Peppermint Bars also on fine form.

Blur put on a highlight performance, among an all-star line-up including The Who, The Strokes, Kylie and Taylor Swift.

The outdoor event series, now three years old, has stuck with Star’s winning staging formula, which includes a main stage flanked by now-familiar oak tree props, in keeping with the leafy London setting.

“The event was part of a busy summer season for Star, with Wild Life, Download, Glastonbury and Goodwood during the same period,” said Star Events’ project manager Tez Sheals-Barrett. “CDM this year caused a lot more paperwork, but we were already working to the highest health and safety standards. We were lucky with the Hyde Park build because the weather was great, and we completed the build in under 12 days.”

Meanwhile, other British Summer Time suppliers included PRG, who provided lighting for the AEG event series including PRG, who provided lighting, and Peppermint Bars, who provided 24 bars.

  • 36 x Varilite VL3000 Spot • 72 x Varilite VL3500 Wash • 18 x Varilite VL2000 Wash • 24 x GLP Impression X4
  • 24 x Martin Atomic Strobe • 24 x Thomas 8-Lite • 18 x Thomas 4-Lite 2×2 • 26 x Thomas 4-Lite 4×1
  • 3 x Lycian 1271 Starklite truss spot • 6 x Strong Super Trouper followspot
  • 211 days • Over 1,000 staff • 100-plus bar managers • 24 bars • 25 lorries • 5 tankers • Over 300,000 customers

This article featured in Access’ July/August edition, which you can read here.