Hot Music In London 2012 Olympic Games
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As the summer approaches, the whole world is looking forward to one of the biggest sport events in the world – the Olympic Games in London 2012. With less than 100 days left to the opening ceremony, it seems like a lot of hot music and exciting concerts will surround this year’s Olympic experience.
The organizers of the London 2012 Olympic Games now have the hard task to make sure that the crowds will feel entertained during the games. The expectations are very high and it might be a really tough task for them to please the thousands coming to the English capital this summer. With Blur announced as a headline act for the closing ceremony of the games, together with New Order and The Specials, it seems like a lot more will be needed to keep people satisfied. With rumours about Rolling Stone’s appearance to mud the water, Sex Pistols’ rejection to the invitation of the organizing committee to take part and the fact that the participating bands will sing over vocal and instrumental tracks that are pre-recorded in a studio, the odds are all against the choices made so far.
However, not everything looks bad, after all - it has been revealed that the London Symphony Orchestra will record the soundtracks for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of both the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the broadcast of the opening Ceremony will feature more than 4 100 performers, and we’re awaiting for the names of the leading artists from around the world which are going to take part in the London 2012 Festival, between 21 June and 9 September. The BT River of Music also looks promising, with confirmed acts such as Scissor Sisters, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and Naturally 7.
The summer in England doesn’t often go with hot weather, so we really hope that a good amount of hot music events will go alongside these highly controversial Olympic Games.