Jay-Z & Rihanna To Headline London 2012 Olympic Games Festival

 

Rihanna and Jay-Z will be the two headline acts in the popular music lineup for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

 

The pair will star in the BBC Radio 1 Hackney Weekend 2012 (June 23-24) a month before the Games, said organizers of the Olympics cultural festival, releasing the program at a news conference today. Comedians Stephen Fry and Tim Minchin will be among other entertainers cropping up in venues across Britain.

 

There will be absolutely something for everyone: from Beethoven to Jay-Z, from Shakespeare to Mike Leigh,” Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt said at the news conference in the Tower of London. Leigh is a film director.

 

The festival organizers conveyed the size and scope of the event.

 

The London 2012 Festival will be the biggest cultural celebration in our lifetime,” said Royal Opera House Chief Executive Tony Hall, who chairs the Cultural Olympiad board.

 

Hall said more than 18 million people had already taken part in 9,000 performances and almost as many workshops.

 

The U.K. is rolling out dozens of arts events around the Games, which run from July 27 to Aug. 12. Some have been long planned and some commissioned as part of a four-year, 97 million pound ($157 million) cultural program.

 

Other headliners of Hackney Weekend -- set to draw an estimated 100,000 fans -- are Florence + the Machine, Jack White, David Guetta and Tinie Tempah.

 

Source: Bloomberg

 

 

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Comment by U.S.A For World Peace on April 26, 2012 at 5:04pm
Illuminati is going to the shitest country ever london good I hope it says there don't come back to America Freemason devil worshiping losers
Comment by Ms.Unaware Book "UnAware" Coming on April 26, 2012 at 4:50pm
Luv her tunes.....
Comment by SMP on April 26, 2012 at 4:31pm
get that wack, fake, ugly, talentless bit-ch rihanna out of here, and again that punk a** jay-z
Comment by Mone on April 26, 2012 at 4:11pm
Use Rhianna to sell seats. Its always somebody he's never alone scared of failure, do a show by yourself Jay. Then he's gonna Bragg on the next album n**** please they went to see Rhianna/ slutbag
Comment by T.T.S. on April 26, 2012 at 3:17pm
I'll probably only watch the basketball games and the 100m sprint, none of this "cultural celebration" non sense LOL
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