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Time: 16:21 23 May 2011

Line-up revealed for Olympic concert

2nd May 2012

The line-up of a special concert to celebrate London 2012 has been announced.

Taking place on the same day as the Olympic opening ceremony, the concert will be held to mark London's hosting of the key sporting event.

Duran Duran, Snow Patrol, Paolo Nutini and the Stereophonics have all confirmed that they will be performing at the Hyde Park gig. The idea behind the line-up is that they represent music from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

Those with tickets will also be able to watch the opening ceremony on special screens installed in the park. In addition, there will also be large screens erected in Victoria Park and Trafalgar Square that will broadcast the complete opening ceremony as well as providing coverage of numerous events from the Olympic Games and Paralympics.

The show is part of the BT London Live series, which is putting on a number of events across the capital city to mark the Olympic Games and could appeal to those staying at central London hotels this summer.

Tickets for the Hyde Park opening ceremony concert will go on sale on Friday May 4th at 9am and those wanting to purchase tickets are advised to pre-register so they do not miss out.

Blur will be headlining a sold-out concert to mark the end of the Games on August 12th in Hyde Park. New Order and the Specials will also be on the bill, with a special guest who is yet to be named.

The opening ceremony is being directed by British filmmaker Danny Boyle and will have a cast of some 15,000 performers. It is expected to be watched by around four billion people across the globe.

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