Justin Timberlake and Jay Z at Olympic Park this weekend ahead of more festivals at the Park

Justin Timberlake during Capital FM's Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium, London.

Justin Timberlake during Capital FM's Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium, London. - Credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images

The coming weekends are packed with events as at the Olympic Park as it gears up to celebrate the first anniversary of last summer’s London Games.

An artist's impression of what the Open East Festival will look like

An artist's impression of what the Open East Festival will look like - Credit: submitted

After rockers Kasabian and Bruce Springsteen christened the Park last month this weekend will see pop acts Justin Timberlake and Jay Z take to the stage, as part of the Wireless Festival.

Timberlake will be on the main stage on Friday evening from 9.20pm to 11pm and again on Sunday when he will be joined by Jay Z from 8:15pm to 10.30pm.

A variety of other acts including singer song writer Jessie Ware, Katy B, Magnetic Man, 2 Chainz, Porter Robinson, Angel and Daley will take to one of the three pop-of stages inside the Park.

The following Saturday (July 19) the UK’s biggest celebration of volunteering, Go Local, will be put on at the Park.


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Acts ranging from pop funk band McFly to comedian Eddie Izzard will perform at the event combining entertainment with offering advice on volunteering in the local community.

The event is open to anyone from official London 2012 volunteers to people interested in volunteering.

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The Open East Festival, on July 27 - 28, celebrating the anniversary of the London Games, will mark the start of the phased opening of the Park.

A family-friendly line-up of musical and dance acts from across the world are on the programme put together by festival producers the Barbican and Create London.

Young visitors can also let themselves be enchanted by The House of Fairy Tales, transported by the interactive storytelling from the Discover Children’s Story Centre and Charlie Dark’s hip-hop, poetry puppet adventure. Visitors are also invited to watch acoustic and DJ acts on pop stages while enjoying a picnic on the river banks.

Tickets are available via www.wirelessfestival.co.uk, www.ticketmaster.co.uk/go-local and

www.ticketmaster.co.uk/openeastfestival.

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