Big concerts and festivals confirmed for Olympic Stadium

14:21 22 January 2013

Coldplay and Rhiannah performing at the Olympic Stadium for the closing ceremony of the Paralympic Games

Coldplay and Rhiannah performing at the Olympic Stadium for the closing ceremony of the Paralympic Games


Big rock stars are set to play at the Olympic Stadium after a deal for was struck with the world’s biggest live music company.

The London Legacy Development Corporation, overseeing the park, yesterday confirmed it has signed a contract with Live Nation to bring concerts and festivals to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this summer.

It comes after Live Nation last year quit Hyde Park as a venue.

London Mayor Boris Johnson said: “The confidence now shown by one of the world’s leading live entertainment promoters to relocate two of its biggest music festivals from the centre of the capital is a ringing endorsement of our legacy plans.”

The deal gives Live Nation exclusive rights to host major music concerts in the North Park and stadium this summer.

Events already confirmed include the Wireless Festival and Hard Rock Calling. Both events will be held in the North Park due to open in July.

The events will form park of a series of events at the Park, which will include RideLondon – a festival of cycling and road race, and a weekend of music, sport and culture to celebrate the park beginning to re-open.

Details of the full programme, line-up and how to book tickets is due to be announced shortly.

The South Park is due to reopen from 2014.


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