Jay-Z And Rihanna Headline 2012 Olympic Festival
Jay-Z and Rihanna will be the two headline acts in the popular music lineup for the London 2012 Olympic Games, The BBC Radio 1 Hackney Weekend.
“There will be absolutely something for everyone: from Beethoven to Jay-Z, from Shakespeare to Mike Leigh,” Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt said at the news conference in the Tower of London. Leigh is a film director.
From June 23-24 a full month before London hosts the Olympic games, the festival is set to draw over 100,000 spectators which will also include performances from Florence & the Machine, Jack White, David Guetta and Tinie Tempah.
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