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07-30-2012 11:37 BJT Special Report:2012 London Olympic Games |

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The Olympiad fever has been ignited around the globe, so today we start our show with the theme of the Olympics. The opening ceremony was on Friday, and over 50,000 revellers packed into London’s Hyde Park that evening for a music concert celebrating the start of the games. Four of Britain’s most popular acts performed at the gig, while the action from the stadium was shown on big screens.

The Olympic concert took place alongside the opening ceremony, with large screens showing the events unfolding at the Olympic stadium in Stratford, East London.

Performers of the night included Paolo Nutini representing Scotland, Duran Duran representing England, Stereophonics representing Wales and Snow Patrol from Northern Ireland.

Paul Branning, Audience, Hyde Park, said, "Everybody around the world is watching London tonight and I am proud to be a Londoner because I love my city. And the world is watching my city and welcome world."

Scottish singer-songwriter Nutini kicked off the show, more than an hour before the opening ceremony with a rendition of his hit single "10/10" .

1980’s pop sensations Duran Duran followed next.

Simon Le Bon, Lead Vocal, Duran Duran, said,"I think music is great with anything. It lifts people’s spirits, it brings people together, it’s got a lot in common with sports and I agree with you, I think the focus on music and sport in this event is bigger than ever before. I think it’s very good."

The opening ceremony was on Friday, and over 50,000 revellers packed into London’s Hyde Park
that evening for a music concert celebrating the start of the games.

During the athletes’ parade, the music kicked back in with a performance from Stereophonics. Famous for hits such as "Chasing Cars", Snow Patrol were last on the line-up.

Gary Lightbody, Lead vocal, Snow Patrol, said, "The way it was put to us was that you’ll be representing your country, so the little tear forms in your eye and you can’t help but be swept along in that and that’s a big deal, that’s a big deal for us, you know Northern Ireland means the world to us."

The spectacular concert was the start of "BT London Live", two weeks of free entertainment across three venues in the capital. With more cultural events being held in London in the coming weeks.


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