Celebration Concerts announced for London 2012

London will have two 'Celebration Concerts' in Hyde Park next summer to coincide with the opening and closing ceremonies at the Olympic Games.

The special events, organised by Live Nation, will take place at the Opening Ceremony on 27 July and the Closing Ceremony on 12 August.

Madonna is widely rumoured to be performing at one of the shows, and The Rolling Stones are also another possibility as they celebrate their 50th anniversary next year.

The concerts will be ticketed with full details to be announced in February 2012.

The shows will be organised as part of London Live with Hyde Park, Victoria Park and Trafalgar Square all set to have giant, state of the art screens for crowds to watch live action from the Olympic and Paralympic Games

Each location will also have a variety of entertainment and attractions for people of all ages, including live music, outdoor arts and performance, plus opportunities to try out different sports.

Speaking about the announcement, The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson said: “With the eyes of the world on London for the 2012 Games, we are creating a jam-packed programme of exciting events that will show the city at its very best and ensure as many people as possible across the capital feel a part of the celebrations.

“With its unbeatable locations London Live will be a thrilling highlight in a summer of highlights, allowing even more people to watch awe inspiring sporting heroes in high definition action for free, and other fantastic attractions for Londoners and visitors alike.”

Check the festival rumours section for an idea of who might be announced.

For more information head to the London Live website.