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London's Olympic stadium to host rock concerts

Published on Jan 23, 2013 7:10 AM
 
A picture dated Aug 31, 2012, shows the Orbit (left) and the Olympic Stadium during the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Park in east London. A string of live rock concerts will be held in London's Olympic Stadium in July, it was announced on Jan 22, 2013, making them the first events in the Olympic Park since the 2012 Games ended. -- PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (AFP) - A string of live rock concerts will be held in London's Olympic Stadium in July, music promoter Live Nation announced on Tuesday, making them the first events in the Olympic Park since the 2012 Games ended.

Wireless Festival and Hard Rock Calling, hitherto held in Hyde Park in central London, will see the 80,000-seater stadium in the east of the capital used for the first time since the Paralympics closing ceremony in September.

The concerts will be held both in the stadium and the park, which is now known as Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

"Over the coming weeks, we intend to announce some major concerts with world-renowned artists, to firmly establish the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as the centerpiece for great live music in Europe," said Mr John Reid, concerts president at Live Nation Europe.

 
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