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Music events for Olympic Park

Major music events have been announced for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in the summer of 2013, including the Wireless Festival and Hard Rock Calling.

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Olympic park to host major music events

The Olympic Park is to host a series of major music events Credit: Simon Harris for ITV News

A series of live concerts are set to be held at the Olympic Stadium this summer.

Wireless Festival and Hard Rock Calling, previously held in London's Hyde Park,have been scheduled for July ahead of the full opening of the Olympic Park in Stratford in spring next year.

Live Nation has won the exclusive right to host major music concerts in the stadium Credit: Simon Harris for ITV News

Music promoter Live Nation has won exclusive rights to host major music concerts in the North Park and stadium. It is the inaugural contract for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Deserted in the snow, the Olympic Park will soon be buzzing again Credit: Simon Harris for ITV News

John Reid, president of concerts at Live Nation Europe, said: "In the coming weeks, we will unveil the headline acts for the first Wireless and Hard Rock festivals to be staged in London's new flagship venue, which promise to be the UK's blockbuster events of 2013."

Boris Johnson says the park has "a very bright future indeed" Credit: Simon Harris for ITV News

The events will form part of a summer series on the park, to include RideLondon - a festival of cycling and road races along with a weekend of music, sport and culture to celebrate the park beginning to re-open.

The park is due to host a festival of cycling as well as music events Credit: Simon Harris for ITV News

London mayor Boris Johnson said:

"Our vision for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has always been as a destination for world-class sport, as well as for major cultural and leisure events and last summer the world saw what an amazing venue we have created with our iconic stadium, sports facilities and new parklands.

The confidence now shown by one of the world's leading live entertainment promoters to relocate two of its biggest music festivals from the centre of the capital is a ringing endorsement of our legacy plans.

Along with the other major international sports events we have already secured, this latest news proves that the park has a very bright future indeed."

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