Get your airline tickets early for London and join us for a series of vocal play performances during the Summer Olympics festivities!
BT River of Music will be one of the highlights of the London 2012 Festival, a 12 week UK-wide celebration featuring leading artists from around the world. The spectacular weekend of free music from the 205 Olympic & Paralympic nations will take place at iconic sites along the river Thames, welcoming the world to London. The event is created and produced by Serious for the London 2012 Festival with significant funding support from the National Lottery through the Olympic Lottery Distributor, Arts Council England and British Council.
BT River of Music is an international event featuring outstanding music from all over the world plus emerging British talent. Six stages 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. The rich variety of music over the weekend will include well-known names and unexpected collaborations.
Artists confirmed so far include Naturally 7, Scissor Sisters, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Baaba Maal, Angelique Kidjo, Zakir Hussain and Andy Sheppard.