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Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park have announced developments and further improvements in order to provide the best experience for all fans.
With the likes of Bruno Mars, Roger Waters, Paul Simon, Eric Clapton, Michael Buble and The Cure set to headline individual shows in the central London park, organisers are preparing to welcome tens of thousands of fans through the gates.
In its first year, the festival (which launched in 2013) was awarded the Silver Level of the Charter of Best Practice by Attitude Is Everything, a charity improving deaf and disable people’s access to live music.
It marked the first time a UK event received the award in its inaugural year, an accolade Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park have built on year on year.
For its 2018 outing organisers have improved viewing platforms, British Sign Language provision, and have announced the Ticketing Without Barriers coalition with Attitude Is Everything.
Revised booking system
Improvements include a revised booking system, allowing ticket holders the opportunity to provide their evidence of disability in advance. This means no private documents will be required on the day, and stops the need to resubmit in future years. Fans are asked to submit evidence before Friday 8 June 2018 by downloading the required form here.
The Barclaycard Stage Viewing Platform has moved to an improved location, including a better access route and easier access to accessible toilets. The festival will also continue roving vendors for drinks on the Main Stage viewing platform.
British Sign Language
Interpreters will be more visible at the side of stage. Organisers have also improved the visibility and quality of the screen-in-screen display.
A Typetext service for those with hearing impairments will allow easier content with a member of the festival’s customer service team. The dedicated Typetext number is 18001 0203 481 55 06.
Ticketing without Barriers
Barclaycard presents British Summer Time have teamed up with Attitude Is Everything for the new Ticketing Without Barriers coalition, working together to ensure equal ticketing experience for Deaf and Disables Audiences. Ticketmaster is also involved in the initiative. Find out more here.
“We are proud to be the first UK event to receive the Silver Level of the Charter in their first year, and we further this progress by announcing that we are a founding member of the new Ticketing Without Barriers with Attitude is Everything,” says Festival Director Jim King. “We hope to continue to make events inclusive to everyone.”
The latest initiatives join the likes of free Personal Assistant Passes, expansion of the Quiet Space facility, hearing induction loops, accessible toilets, interpreters, and more.
Together, Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park aim to offer the same high quality experience to all.
Here is the schedule:
Friday 6 July 2018
Roger Waters | Richard Ashcroft | Seasick Steve | Squeeze + more
Saturday 7 July 2018
The Cure | Interpol | Goldfrapp | Editors | Ride | Slowdive | The Twilight Sad + more
Sunday 8 July 2018
Eric Clapton | Santana | Steve Winwood | Gary Clark Jr + more
Friday 13 July 2018
Michael Buble | Van Morrison | Bananarama | The Feeling | The Shires | Catherine McGrath | The Adelaides | Megan McKenna | Rob Green | Gypsyfingers | The Tailormade
Saturday 14 July 2018
Bruno Mars | Khalid | DNCE | Charlie Wilson | Trombone Shorty | Yungen | Tom Walker | Sofi Tukker | Liv Dawson | Alex Hepburn | DJ Rashida
Sunday 15 July 2018
Paul Simon | James Taylor & His All-Star Band | Bonnie Raitt & Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit | Tom Chaplin | Ward Thomas | Shawn Colvin | Callaghan | Night Flight | Sarah Darling, Jesca Hoop | Blueprint Blue + more
Remaining tickets for Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk.