This year, it all begins on July 1 when Massive Attack descend upon central London's historic pastures. Having risen to prominence in the early '90s, the Bristolian outfit have gone down in the annuls of music history, heralded as pioneers of of trip-hop, a genre that exists in the enchanted hinterland between ambient and hip-hop. It also helps that they're joined by a host of big names, not least East Village punk poet Patti Smith and newer acts like Young Fathers and Warpaint.
If that doesn't appeal, then how about the July 2 programme? Glastonbury heroes and perennial anthem merchants Florence and the Machine share a bill with hip hop wunderkind Kendrick Lamar. Also on the line up are critical favourites Blood Orange and Jamie XX; plenty of reason, then, for excitement.
July 3 sees another musical legend come to town. Following the runaway success of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, hear from the real deal. King will be performing her 1971 classic Tapestry in full, and yes that means hits like 'Will You Love Me Tomorrow' and 'It's Too Late.'
On July 8, it's the turn of nu-folk mega-stars (and occasional critical pariahs) Mumford & Sons come to take up the headline spot. But if you like your music a little more raucous, then fear not; they're joined by acclaimed blues rockers Alabama Shakes and the much-hyped Wolf Alice.
July 9 brings with it a pop spectacular as the apparently indefatigable Take That head up the bill, with Olly Murs and Ella Eyre then taking up the torch.
Rounding off proceedings on July 10 is soul legend Stevie Wonder who'll be performing his album Songs in the Key in its entirety. It's a veritable Motown classic: one of the label's very finest releases.
|What||British Summertime Hyde Park 2016|
|Where||Hyde Park | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Hyde Park Corner (underground)|
01 Jul 16 – 10 Jul 16, Events on 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 9th and 10th
|Website||Click here to visit the British Summertime Hyde Park website|