‘No truth’ in Pink Floyd London Olympics 2012 rumours

Scenes at Glastonbury Festival 2011 by Sara Bowrey
Scenes at Glastonbury Festival 2011 by Sara Bowrey

Pink Floyd have moved to deny rumours that the group will re-unite and play at the London Olympic Games in 2012.

Tabloid reports yesterday suggested that the band would play together for the first time since Live 8 in 2005 and since the death of keyboardist Richard Wright in 2008.

A representative for David Gilmour contacted the NME to quash any speculation.

They said: “David Gilmour can confirm that there is no truth in recent media speculation about Pink Floyd re-uniting to perform for the 2012 London Olympics.”

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.