Jeff Lynne with ELO spaceship backdrop
It really does not get much better than this. This year’s Radio 2 In The Park offered a fantastic line-up and certainty appealed to our guests’ musical leanings.
We were treated to a line-up that included legends such as Chrissie Hynde, Blondie, Billy Ocean, and Jeff Lynne’s ELO. And they all treated us to the very best of their musical catalogues.
My personal favourite was the new girl on the block – Kacey Musgraves – whose wonderful voice combines with a very refreshing and reflective style of country music and she certainly wowed the Hyde Park crowd (I can recommend her new album – Same Trailer Different Park).
Jeff Lynne topped the bill with over an hour’s worth of ELO’s hits, including Evil Woman, Telephone Line, Livin Thing, Turn To Stone, Showdown, and of course, Mr Blue Sky. His various colourful ‘backdrops shone beautifully against the night sky. His encore ‘Roll Over Beethoven’ sent everyone away with that special ‘feel good factor’ that comes from a such a memorable experience. As one of our guests remarked, “We had a brilliant time – ELO were the icing on a very nice cake”.
Our lovely friends at AR Events gave us a great ‘viewing’ table, close to Radio 2’s presenters’ platforms and we did not waste the opportunity of ‘schmoozing’ with them.
Thank you to all at AR Events for a wonderful VIP experience and great food!
Selection of our photos for the day
David, Patricia, Peter & Joey
The PRTC table
A dodgy selfie with Ken Bruce
Chris, Kim, Ru and Martin enjoying birds eye view of Blondie…
The Hyde Park Crowd awaiting the next act
Hello Sara Cox – can I have a photo?
Blondie bringing back the memories
The wonderful Kacey Musgraves
Anneka Rice being briefed
My VIP pass and mini programme