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Audience Information

We’re delighted that you’ll be joining us at BBC Radio 2 Live In Hyde Park!

General Info:

The event is being held on Sunday 8th September in the heart of the city, London’s Hyde Park. Gates open at 11.30am with the main stage opening at 12.30pm.

**Please be aware of the early gate opening time of 11.30am**

Please note that stewards will be on duty to ensure that all ticket holders conform to the events Terms and Conditions, specifically:

• No Alcohol is to be brought into the arena.

• Anybody under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a responsible adult aged 18 or over. Proof of age may be requested upon entry.

• No Glass items including Bottles and Jars are brought into the arena

Please click here for the full list of ticket terms and conditions


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By Tube: The Tube stations that surround Hyde Park are:

• Lancaster Gate (Central Line)

• Marble Arch (Central Line)

• Hyde Park Corner (Piccadilly Line)

• Knightsbridge (Piccadilly Line)

All tube lines listed run services past 11pm on Sunday 8th September however you are advised to check the TFL website for last tube times.

There are no planned engineering works that directly affect access to these stations however please check the TFL website for the latest unplanned travel and transport information.

By Bus: Hyde Park is serviced by the following London Bus Routes:

• North London: 6,7,10,16,52,73,82,390,414

• South London: 2,36,137,436

• West London: 9,10,14,19,22,52,74,148,414

• East London: 8,15,30,38,274

Please note: You are advised to check the TFL website for any service disruption to the above routes.

By Taxi: There is no designated event taxi pick up/drop off collection points.

By Car: There is no general event parking for this event. Limited parking is available for pre-registered disabled customers. Local car parks will be in operation however you are advised to use public transport where possible.

What do I need to bring?

BBC Radio 2 Live In Hyde Park is held on an open air greenfield site. It is therefore advisable that you check the weather forecast in advance to ensure you bring appropriate clothing. It can be very hot during the day in September so sunscreen is a good idea. It can also get quite chilly later in the evening so come prepared with some warm clothing as well. In the event of rain waterproof clothing, umbrella and wellington boots are recommended.

You will be able to buy food and drink once on site. Please do not be offended if you are asked for ID when purchasing alcohol. If you do look under 25 you may be asked for proof of ID – please note the only acceptable form of ID will be passports or photo driving licences.

There will also be cash machines, water points and toilets on site, all of which will be clearly signposted. Please check the site map below for location details plus a list of others on-site facilities including lost property, Hamper Collection and Information Points.

On-site Services and Facilities:

• Information Point

• Water Point

• Bars

• Merchandise Stalls


• First Aid

• Toilets

• Various food outlets

• Hamper Collection Point

• Lost Property (post event please email for any lost property queries)

Food options:

There will be a number of tasty food outlets at this year’s BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park, serving everything from flame-grilled British burgers and juicy, American-style hot dogs loaded with tasty toppings, traditional beer-battered fish & chips, a selection of hot, wholesome and homemade pies, chorizo & veggie ciabattas, chorizo lollipops, the very best of both British and Indian iconic food, Mexican-style burritos stuffed with delicious spices. Those with a sweet tooth will also be able to enjoy and range of different treats on site including freshly baked cupcakes!

Vegetarians and those with special dietary needs will also be catered for by our vegetarian, vegan and raw food outlets.

Picnic Hampers:

**Please note picnic hampers are no longer available**

Luxury picnic hampers for two are available to pre-order until midnight on Wednesday 4th September.

Carefully created by a team of top professional chefs from our fantastic new supplier, these picnic hampers are filled with two delicious courses of food (including a vegetarian menu), your choice of either red or white wine, as well as coming packaged in a traditional wicker hamper for you to take home at the end of the night. These fantastic hampers are the perfect accompaniment to take to BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park and are sure to make your experience even more enjoyable.

Click here to pre-order yours now!  

Coverage on the BBC:

BBC Radio 2 Live In Hyde Park will be broadcast live on Red Button and streamed live online at

We will also be broadcasting highlights of the event on from 7.30pm on Monday and Tuesday evenings and after the Elton John concert on Wednesday night.

Green at Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park

At BBC Radio 2 Live In Hyde Park we aim to reduce the environmental impact of the event as much as we can. We will be running a number of environmental initiatives at the event to help our audience do their part whilst still having a great time:

TRANSPORT: Do you know that the biggest CO2 impact on festivals is simply through the audience travelling to get there? Please help us reduce our footprint and use public transport to get to the festival or if you live locally consider walking.

ZERO WASTE is our goal! We will set up a three-bin separation system so you will be able to dispose of your waste in a responsible manner. But what goes where?

Compost Bin: Food Scraps, paper plates, paper bowls, paper coffee cups, wooden cutlery, napkins, pizza boxes, chip cartons. We are going with sustainable packaging that is also compostable, so when you buy food from the traders at BBC Radio 2 Live In Hyde Park, everything your food comes in is biodegradable. Please make sure NO PLASTIC goes into the compost bins as otherwise the whole load may be rejected.

Recycle Bin: Plastic bottles, aluminium cans, newspapers, magazines, cardboard. Recyclables need to be kept away from food contamination so if you brought your own food in plastic containers please rinse them off before putting them in the recycling bin, otherwise the whole lot will get rejected and sent to landfill!

Landfill Bin: Crisp packets, some coffee cup lids, straws, plastic shopping bags, etc.

Recyclable Drinks Cups: To help reduce the number of waste streams we will be running a £2 cup deposit at all bars across the event site. Once you have finished with your cup you will be able to get deposit back or instead keep the lovely event branded cup. 

PARTNERS: Julie’s Bicycle and A Greener Festival are partnering with us as part of their work helping the UK music community reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. 

Julie’s Bicycle is a not for profit company that brings together music biz know-how and climate science to research where we’re at now, and what a low carbon music experience should look like. Its primary goal is to reduce the GHG emissions which cause climate change. Emissions come from many sources: the energy used for lighting and sound, the waste that ends up in landfill which produces methane, water and sewerage treatment and audience travel.

A Greener Festival provide information, education resources and facilitate the exchange of good ideas about environmentally efficient methods that are currently being employed at music and arts festivals and also provide information about how the impact of festivals on the environment can be limited at future events.

The Radio 2 Family Portrait – be part of the big picture!

We’re taking an incredible 360 degrees panoramic snapshot of you, the crowd, enjoying Radio 2 in Hyde Park. Share this amazing photo with your family and friends! Visit our website after the event for more details:

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