Paul Simon One of pop’s finest singer-songwriters – whose songs have delighted generations of music lovers – said goodbye to his UK fans with a stop on his Homeward Bound: The Farewell Tour. He brought with him fellow musical ‘heavyweights’ Bonnie Raitt and James Taylor.


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British Summer Time Hyde Park Ft. Michael Bublé Girl group icons, Bananarama, legendary Van Morrison, The Feeling and The Shires were just a few to mention that warmed up the 6th year rendition of Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park for the headliner and Canadian chart-topper, jazzman, Michael Bublé this past Friday, the 13th of July.


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British Summertime Hyde Park Ft. Roger Waters It’s not every day you get to spend a Friday afternoon, in 30-degree sunshine watching some of your favourite artists, especially in England. So with that caveat in place, if anyone was looking for negativity from this writer, they were going to have to work pretty bloody hard to find some (sadly this did occur, sigh). The first thing that struck me upon seeing the bill was what an eclectic mix of performers had been jumbled in together, if anyone can tell me the link between Roger Waters, Richard Ashcroft, Seasick Steve, Squeeze etc, answers on a postcard…


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The Libertines The Libertines were back on form for a reunion gig that saw a set list of 24 classics, numerous stops for dangerous crowd crushes and various displays of Doherty/Barat love-ins. The day’s line-up (over six stages) was a throwback to the band’s heydey, with sets from the likes of The Enemy, The Rifles and Maximo Park, and the general vibe of the day was one of late 90’s, early 2000’s indie, think Liam Gallagher-style hair dos and parkers galore.


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BLUR For the first time, Blur will debut new material live on Twitter when they perform two new songs via a worldwide live video stream at 6:15pm BST on Monday 2nd July. Filmed and streamed completely live from a secret UK location, the two new songs - which the band have never publicly performed - are Under The Westway and The Puritan, written for the upcoming sold-out Hyde Park concert.


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Kings of Leon This week, Kings of Leon brought the festival atmosphere to the capital. Beer in paper cups, indecisive weather and muddy pathways were all present to complete the Glastonbury-esque scene. But who needs Glastonbury when Hyde Park is much more accessible? (I’m not bitter that I didn’t get a ticket… just for the record.)


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