In an announcement that has shaken London gays to their core, two legendary icons are taking over Hyde Park for a weekend that is sure to go down in the books as the gayest weekend since time began.
It was announced this morning (7th of March) that Barbra Streisand is to perform in London’s Hyde Park this summer in her first UK performance in 6 years. The 76-year-old has cemented herself as an icon of stage, screen and music having won almost every award within entertainment, from Oscars to Grammys. Streisand has always held a special place within gay culture. She made her start in the gay bars of Manhattan at the age of eighteen back in 1960. Her career spans six decades, 36 albums, 19 movies and one cloned dog.
She is perhaps best known for her turn as Fanny Brice in the movie musical Funny Girl which brought ‘Don’t Rain on my Parade’ to the masses, and her performance as Katie Morosky in 1973’s The Way We Were. To younger audiences, she is better known as Roz, Ben Stiller’s sex-positive mother in Meet The Fockers.
She is to take to the stage, making her British Summer Time debut on Sunday, July 7th, with pre-sale tickets going on Monday, 11th of March. Taking to the stage two days before on Friday the 5th of July is Celine Dion, who will be kicking off the performances of British Summer Time Hyde Park 2019.
The Canadian vocal powerhouse is known across the globe for her vocal prowess and unforgettable stage presence. To date, she has sold over 240 Million records worldwide and has broken records with her Las Vegas residency which will come to an end just a week before her performance at Hyde Park.
This weekends also just so happens to be PRIDE weekend, with the parade set to take place on the 6th of July, making this weekend the gayest weekend in history to take over London.
Twitter is a buzz with the news:
Oh. My. Goodness. Is Barbra Streisand really playing Hyde Park?! pic.twitter.com/ty7VMrYLIO
— Alyssa (@queen_ursula_uk) March 7, 2019
ACTUAL BARBRA STREISAND https://t.co/mSmHbadLwa
— Emma Kelly (@TooManyEmmas) March 7, 2019
Barbra Streisand hardly just announced a concert in London this summer I'm shaking
— Fufteenth o the suxth Nineteen Eady Fiff ♊ (@dunleaglenn) March 7, 2019
July 5th – @celinedion live at Hyde Park;
July 6th – @PrideInLondon march;
July 7th – @BarbraStreisand live at Hyde park;
At 23:59 of the Third Day, the amount of gay energy generated resurrects Whitney Houston. @BSTHydePark
— Ricardo Panela (@Ricardo_Panela) March 7, 2019
Omgggggg Celine Dion in Hyde Park. Already pumped!
— John Diviney (@johndiviney) January 30, 2019