In an announcement to mark one month until the Olympic Games, LOCOG has revealed plans to entertain and educate spectators, reflecting the London 2012 vision of connecting more young people with sport.
A unique music programme called ‘Rock the Games’ is being created for the Olympic Games, featuring live performances and exclusive new recorded tracks from various artists.
Five official songs have been composed for ‘Rock The Games’ led by chart-topping band Muse, whose track 'Survival' will be played at various sport sessions. The other four official songs are by Elton John vs Pnau, Delphic, Chemical Brothers and Dizzee Rascal.
Elsewhere, Scissor Sisters and Rizzle Kicks are just two of the artists that are set to play surprise gigs at Olympic venues. There will also be exciting performances from military marching bands and dancers including the English National Ballet, as well as sport demonstration shows.
A music library of 2,012 songs with five music themes – energy, primetime, extreme, heritage and world stage – has been compiled and will be used during the Games.
Films will be shown before each session allowing spectators to get an overview of the sport in a dynamic and engaging way.
All venues will have presenters who will act as anchors in venues, guiding the spectators through all the key sporting elements. There will be a mixture of established presenters including Ben Shephard and Gethin Jones, as well as up-and-coming talent such as Aissetou N’gom.
A number of venues will also have in-ear commentary radios available, giving access to live expert analysis of the competition.
LOCOG Director of Sport Debbie Jevans said: ‘Inspiring people to engage with sport has always been central to our vision. There are 26 Olympic sports and many people will be seeing these for the first time so we will explain some of the intricacies in an innovative and informative way.
'We also want to ensure the way we present sport adds to the experience of the spectators in the venues and builds the atmosphere.’
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