Duran Duran to headline Olympic opening ceremony Hyde Park gig

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Duran Duran, Snow Patrol, Paolo Nutini and the Stereophonics will headline the BT London Live concert in Hyde Park to mark the start of the Olympic Games.

On July 27, the bands – who hail from all four corners of the UK – will play the gig that coincides with the Olympic opening ceremony.

Tickets for the event go on sale on May 4. BT customers will be able to purchase tickets from May 3. Visitors will be able to watch the opening ceremony on large screens situated in the park. The footage will be shown inbetween performances.