Le concert de Madonna à Londres va coïncider avec les Jeux Olympiques de 2012.
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Spectacular London gigs to coincide with Olympics
Jan 22 2012 by Katie Hind, The People
THE biggest event in music history is being planned for Britain’s Olympic summer.
Organisers want the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Madonna and Simon & Garfunkel as headline acts for a 12-night extravaganza.
The Live Aid-style gathering could also see the surviving members of Pink Floyd and Whole Lotta Love rockers Led Zeppelin perform.
More than one million tickets will go on sale for the concerts, which will take place at Hyde Park and Victoria Park during the games.
Other massive acts who will be invited include Simon and Garfunkel, Stevie Wonder, Take That, Jay-Z and the Spice Girls. A source told The People: “Bands are currently being approached. The tickets will sell out in no time.
“Everything is being done to make sure this will the biggest music extravaganza ever.
“It is going to be huge. The hope is that the organisers can persuade some of the most successful and popular music acts ever to perform.
“Led Zeppelin are at the top of the list. If they willre-form then it will be a massive coup for London and the Olympics.
“The idea behind the project is that artists from across the world will come together to celebrate the games.
“Pink Floyd coming back together would also be huge. It could be the most exciting event to happen to London in a long time.”
The Government’s Olympic Committee is closely involved with the music shows.
Charities including those linked to the Prince’s Trust will benefit from the concerts, which will be promoted by the Live Nation entertainment company. A source involved with planning the gigs said: “We want to give the country a summer of fun.
“The concerts will hopefully be shown on television around the world. There are also plans to erect screens up and down the land to show the event. The gigs will all take place through the Olympic fortnight.
“We want the sporting events to be beamed live at the concerts on screens as well.
“The combination of Olympic heroes and the biggest names in music is sure to prove an incredible spectacle.”
The first show will kick off on July 28, the night after the opening ceremony.
The gigs will run for a further 11 nights between then and the August 12 closing ceremony when the Olympic torch will be handed over to Brazilian city Rio.
At the farewell spectacular in Beijing in 2008 the flame became London’s and Led Zep guitar legend Jimmy Page performed Whole Lotta Love on top of a red double-decker bus with Leona Lewis singing.
Now organisers are going all out to persuade Page’s bandmate Robert Plant to join him for the summer blockbuster.
The source added: “There will be music that will appeal to everyone – some for the older generations and those like Take That and the Spice Girls for younger ones.
“There is a massive buzz about it. It is seen as the perfect event to go along with the games.
“The Olympics Committee want to give London something to be excited about.
“They want to make this the biggest and most unforgettable games yet.”
Led Zeppelin split up in 1980 after the death of drummer John Bonham. Page and vocalist Plant have played together occasionally with and without bassist John Paul Jones. All three last performed as a band in 2007.