Duran Duran To Mark Opening Of Olympics

Duran Duran, Snow Patrol, Paolo Nutini and Stereophonics will all play a huge show in London's Hyde Park this summer to mark the start of the Olympics.

The show is set to take place on July the 27th which is the same day as the Olympics opening ceremony and will be broadcast live on huge screens in between the acts. The bands have been chosen in order to represent each part of the United Kingdom, with Duran Duran representing England, Paolo Nutini playing on behalf of Scotland, Stereophonics representing Wales and Snow Patrol performing for Northern Ireland.

The show has been organised by BT London Live as part of a series of events to mark the Olympics. Tickets will be made available on Friday May the 4th at 9am (GMT). While the show will act as an accompaniment to the opening ceremony, Britpop band, Blur, are also set to headline a show in Hyde Park to celebrate the end of the games. They will be joined by New Order and The Specials on August the 12th for the gig.

Snow Patrol will be playing at this year's T In The Park, which is taking place July 6-8th in Balado Park, Kinross.