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Olympic Stadium to host concerts this summer

TINA HART
Olympic Stadium

The Olympic Stadium is due to re-open in July this year to host a number of music concerts, the BBC reports.

Following the success of music showcased at the venue during the London 2012 Olympic Games opening and closing ceremonies, it is said that promoters are looking to hold big gigs at the East London venue rather than Hyde Park. Details are due to be announced in the coming weeks as final contracts are yet to be signed.

Dennis Hone, chief executive of the London Legacy Development Corporation, said: “The exciting thing for us is that we have the opportunity to put on some major events in the park - some music events and festivals and an anniversary weekend on 27 and 28 July.”

Last summer Hyde Park was subject to residential noise complaints that resulted in the reduction of gigs at the location to nine from 13 as well as capacity restrictions – from 65,000 to 50,000.

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