Next year will see Hyde Park host the world’s largest pop-up venue, in the form of a 20,000 capacity marquee, Music Week has reported.
Event co-ordinator Walk the Walk, which organises events for breast cancer charity Moonwalk, has agreed a long-term contract with the Royal Parks and looks set to hold a ticketed show the night before annual hike. The concert, which is due to take place in Hyde Park on May 12th, will be in support of the charity.
Walk the Walk event entertainment manager Leon Mitchell is confident that the company will be able to attract big names for the event, with Sting and Kylie Minogue having supported the charity in the past. “We’ll be calling it One Night Only,” revealed Mitchell. “We’ll be booking top name acts, but we’re also hoping that artists will approach us to come in and perform.”
The event will also serve as a showcase for the giant marquee, demonstrating its potential for other gigs. Mitchell believes features such as the full size arena stage, giant video screens, VIP areas and bespoke dressing rooms could make it a popular choice for other promoters.