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Duran Duran to play Olympic Games' opening concert

London, Tue, 01 May 2012 ANI

London, May 1 (ANI): Duran Duran, the 80s pop group, will be headlining an Olympic concert, officially marking the start of the summer games.

The outdoor gig in Hyde Park will feature acts from all four nations of the UK, with Duran Duran, whose hits include 'Girls on Film' and 'Rio', representing England, the Telegraph reported.

'Stereophonics' will represent Wales, 'Paolo Nutini' will play for Scotland and 'Snow Patrol' will appear for Northern Ireland.

The concert on 27 July will coincide with the Olympics opening ceremony, which will be broadcast on big screens in the park in between performances.

Tickets for the opening ceremony celebration concert show go on sale on May 4 at 9am.

Another concert marking the end of the Olympics will be held in Hyde Park on August 12, with a "Best of British" line-up comprising 'Blur', 'New Order' and 'The Specials'. (ANI)

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