Exclusive: Tom Jones announced for free BT London Live gig

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Tom Jones, Feeder, Dodgy, The Levellers and the cast of We Will Rock You will play a series of free concerts in London as part of BT London Live.

On July 28, Tom Jones will play BT London Live Hyde Park – the event will be free to access and will allow music and Olympic fans to watch all the sporting action and take part in have-a-go activities.

Absolute Radio and Magic 105.4 will present the artists.

Access to BT London Live Hyde Park and Victoria Park is free. Visitors can just walk up, however a limited number of guaranteed entry tickets will be available from May 16.

Visitors to BT London Live Hyde Park will get the chance to:

  • Enjoy live music on the main stage from some of the UK’s best loved acts presented by Absolute Radio and Magic 105.4 Have-a-go at sports including tennis, lacrosse, football, volleyball, basketball and cricket delivered by Sport England and national sporting bodies
  • Watch all the action from the London 2012 Games on four giant screens

Visitors to BT London Live Victoria Park will get the chance to:

  • Have-a-go on the multi purpose sports courts Enjoy entertainment on the main stage from Norman Jay and Friends, Courtney Pine and Sean Rowley’s Guilty Pleasures
  • Experience a first class view of the Olympic Park and the London skyline on the BT Observation Wheel.
  • Zip down a 320-metre long, 45-metre high, four wire Zip Line
  • Try your hand at Zorbing, by land or on water


Once the focus shifts to the London 2012 Paralympic Games, BT London Live will relocate to Trafalgar Square between August 29 and September 9, where a giant screen will show live coverage courtesy of Channel 4. Entertainment and sporting activities at this site will be announced over the coming weeks.

Absolute Radio will broadcast each day from BT London Live Hyde Park. KISS will broadcast live from BT London Live Victoria Park.

The Sun, The Times and The Sunday Times have also been announced as official print partners of BT London Live.