Duran Duran, Snow Patrol, Paolo Nutini to play huge London Olympics show

Stereophonics will also play at Hyde Park show on July 27

Duran Duran, Snow Patrol, Paolo Nutini to play huge London Olympics show

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Duran Duran, Snow Patrol, Paolo Nutini and Stereophonics will all play a huge show in London's Hyde Park this summer to mark the start of the Olympics.

The show will take place on July 27, the same day as the Olympics opening ceremony, which will be broadcast live on huge screens in between the acts.

The bill has been put together to represent each part of the United Kingdom, with Duran Duran representing England, Paolo Nutini playing on behalf of Scotland, Stereophonics representing Wales and Snow Patrol playing on behalf of Northern Ireland.

The show has been organised by BT London Live as part of a series of events to mark the Olympics. To pre-register for further ticket information, you need to register at BTLondonlive.com/tickets. Tickets will be made available on Friday (May 4) at 9am (GMT).

While this show will act as an accompaniment to the opening ceremony, Blur will headline a show in Hyde Park to celebrate the end of the games. They will be joined by New Order and The Specials on August 12 for the gig.

You can watch an interview with Blur's Graham Coxon where he discusses the band's plans for the Hyde Park show by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.

Snow Patrol are playing at this year's T In The Park, which is taking place July 6-8 in Balado Park, Kinross. To check the availability of T In The Park 2012 tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

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