Barbra Streisand to headline British Summer Time festival: How to get tickets

Iconic artist and actor joins the bill with Celine Dion, Robbie Williams, Bob Dylan and Florence + the Machine

Roisin O'Connor
Music Correspondent
Thursday 07 March 2019 10:02
‘Walls’, Streisand’s 36th studio album, was released in November 2018 (Russel
‘Walls’, Streisand’s 36th studio album, was released in November 2018 (Russel

Barbra Streisand has been announced as the latest headline act for British Summer Time festival in Hyde Park, London.

The iconic singer known for hit songs like “The Way We Were”, “Rain on My Parade” and “Guilty” joins a bill that already includes Celine Dion, Florence + the Machine, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Robbie Williams.

Her latest album Walls – her first collection of original songs since 2005 – was released last year to positive reviews. A review for The Independent commented: “Streisand lets loose her still resplendent voice, enunciating each word with such fervour that you can’t help but be swept up in her righteous indignation.”

Tickets to see Streisand go on general sale on Thursday 14 March at 9am.

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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