Bruno Mars to headline British Summer Time festival: How to get tickets, where and when does the show take place?

Roisin O'Connor
Bruno Mars performs at a sold-out O2 Arena: Florent Dechard

Bruno Mars has been announced as the second headliner for British Summer Time Hyde Park 2018.

The pop star, who has won multiple Brit and Grammy awards, will appear at the festival in London on 14 July 2018 off the back of his 24K Magic World Tour.

Fans can expect a bold show packed with some outrageous dance moves and a superb backing band.

Tickets for Bruno Mars at BST Hyde Park go on general sale on 20 October at 9am

James King, senior vice president at AEG Presents, said: "Bruno Mars is unquestionably one of the best live performers of his generation and we're incredibly excited to have him bring his full production magic to Hyde Park."

Headliners at the 2017 BST festival included Justin Bieber, The Killers, Green Day, Kings of Leon and the late Tom Petty.

Pink Floyd artist Roger Waters was announced as the first headliner and will perform on Friday 6 July 2018.

The visionary musician is bringing his Us + Them tour to the UK for the first time for what will undoubtedly be a unique live show.

It will showcase highlights from his staggering body of work, including tracks from some of Pink Floyd's greatest albums, and his new solo record Is This The Life We Really Want?

Got sweaty palms already? Check out our handy tips for dealing with the demand:

1) Make sure you are ready and waiting with the web page up at least five minutes before 9am.

2) Do not let your computer, phone or whatever device holds the key to your happiness run out of battery.

3) Register your details with the website you are booking from in advance, if you can, but don’t panic if you haven’t left enough time as your tickets will be held while you fill out your information

4) Check how many tickets you are allowed to buy in one purchase. If you try to buy more than the limited number, your booking may be cancelled without notice, meaning no-one gets to go.

5) Get your friends to try too, but stay in contact in case you all succeed and end up with a bunch of tickets you didn’t want. If you do need to sell any on, do so at face value. No-one likes a tout.

6) Be patient and avoid refreshing or switching between browsers. Stick with one tab and have some faith! Be prepared to wait for an hour to get tickets.

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