Pink Floyd to reform for the Olympic Games 2012?

'It's hoped to be confirmed in the coming weeks', says tabloid

Pink Floyd to reform for the Olympic Games 2012?

Photographer: Sara BowreyDaniel Fahey on 03 January 2012

Update: David Gilmour denies Olympic Games rumours

The Daily Express
suggest that the group, famed for albums like ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’, will play together for the first time since Live 8 in 2005 and keyboardist Richard Wright's death in 2008.

An “insider” told the newspaper: “It’s long been made clear it would take something very special to get Pink Floyd back together again and it doesn’t get any bigger than the Olympics.”

“Like Sir Paul [McCartney, who is tipped to open the Games], they have been a major part of the nation’s culture over the past 40 years and it will be very fitting that they’re involved when London is on show to the world. It’s hoped everything can be confirmed in the coming weeks.”

Other acts rumoured to be playing during the Olympic Games include Madonna and The Rolling Stones with two large outdoor Hyde Park concerts scheduled from July and August.

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

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.

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