BT River of Music will take place on 21-22 July 2012 – the weekend before the Olympic Games begin – and will feature a series of free performances at iconic sites along the River Thames.

The event will showcase world-class music from across the globe in addition to emerging British talent. Artists confirmed to perform so far include Scissor Sisters, Naturally 7, Baaba Maal and Angelique Kidjo.

Six stages will be set up to represent the continents: Asia in Battersea Park; Africa in Jubilee Gardens; Europe in Trafalgar Square and Somerset House; the Americas at the Tower of London; and Oceania in the Greenwich Old Royal Naval College.