Wednesday, 20 June 2012

The London 2012 Festival is here! Over 12,000 events across the UK celebrating the Games -- many completely free -- with incredible cultural events and top artists from across the world.

he Festival kicks off with four spectacular launch events across the UK tomorrow. In Stirling, world-famous conductor Gustavo Dudamel leads The Big Concert, while Lake Windermere hosts On The Night Shift – a free outdoor pyrotechnic and percussion extravaganza. The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra premiere a stunning new work, Weltethos by Jonathan Harvey, followed by the arrival of The Voyage, a gigantic ship sailing into the town centre accompanied by dancers and aerialists. In Northern Ireland, Pixie Lott, Imelda May and many more lead the free Peace One Dayconcert.

And that's just the beginning...