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Concert line-up for London 2012 Olympic torch relay revealed

London, Wed, 28 Mar 2012 ANI

London, Mar 28 (ANI): Award-winning rapper Dizzee Rascal and chart-topping boy band 'The Wanted' are said to be among the artists who will be performing at a series of this year's Olympic torch relay concerts.

The performances in Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds, Birmingham and London's Hyde Park are part of celebrations in the run up to the Games which start on 27th July, the BBC reported.

During the torch relay, which will start on 19th May, 66 nights of celebrations have been planned across the UK.

The 70-day torch relay starts at Land's End and ends at the Olympic Stadium.icking off the first of four free music concerts, which mark the day when the torch visits those cities, is the event in Cardiff on 25 May, followed by Glasgow on 8 June, Leeds on 24 June and Birmingham on 30 June.

Rock band 'You Me At Six', Brit award winner Emeli Sand? and Cardiff-born Kids In Glass Houses will perform at the first concert in Cardiff.

Two weeks later. Scottish-born Sande, singer-songwriter Eliza Doolittle and indie rockers General Fiasco will lead the celebrations in Glasgow.

In Leeds Mercury Prize nominees Friendly Fires, rock four-piece Tribes and indie trio Little Comets will perform to the crowd at Temple Newsam Park.

Details for the concert in Birmingham's Cannon Hill Park have not yet been finalised.

Ticketholders to the final concert in Hyde Park, the day before the opening ceremony of the Games, will see performances by Dizzee Rascal, The Wanted, You Me At Six, Eliza Doolittle, Mark Ronson and Katy B.

They will be joined by Rizzle Kicks and Wretch 32, both of whom have had recent UK number one singles, Morning Parade, Loick Essien and Little Comets. (ANI)


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