Live music, sports, family fun & much more – get ready for BT London Live!
Find out what to expect from BT London Live – exciting, free days out during the London 2012 Olympic Games.
This summer BT London Live – a series of free, fun, family-friendly, sports and entertainment days out during the London 2012 Olympic Games – will host two live sites in London’s Hyde Park & Victoria Park.
BT London Live has something for everyone, including have-a-go-sports, every medal and all the Olympic sporting action beamed in live, courtesy of the BBC on giant, state-of-the-art screens and live music performed by some of the best of Britain’s musical acts – all absolutely free. So what’s on?
At the BT House in Hyde Park
From 28 July – 11 August
The BT House in Hyde Park will have something for everyone, including music, gaming and great live performances. You’ll be able to meet sporting legends, listen to live music performances on the BT Vision stage, win tickets every day to the London 2012 Games – including Closing Ceremony, athletics and gymnastics – by playing London 2012: the Official Video Game of the Olympic Games. Alternatively, you can just relax and get online with BT Infinity and BT Wi-fi!
You can also meet sporting legends including Dame Kelly Holmes, decathlete Daley Thompson, rower Greg Searle, ex footballer Martin Keown and Paralympians Ade Adepitan and Liz Johnson when they pop in to the BT House throughout the Games.
The BT Vision Stage at the BT House will feature daily live performances. Here’s the line up so far:
|Saturday 28 July||Ade Adepitan & Liz Johnson – 1pm||Conor Maynard|
|Sunday 29 July||Kelly Holmes – 6.30pm||Roots Manuva|
|Monday 30 July||Martin Keown – 1pm||Benjamin Francis Leftwich|
|Tuesday 31 July||Philip Treacey – 1pm||Alex Clare|
|Wednesday 1 August||Lucy Rose|
|Thursday 2 August||Martin Keown – 1pm||King Charles|
|Friday 3 August||Kelly Holmes – 11.15am||Josh Osho|
|Saturday 4 August||Daley Thompson – 1.30pm||Arlissa|
|Sunday 5 August||The Noisettes – 3pm||Tinchy Stryder|
|Monday 6 August||Greg Searle – 5.30pm||Aiden Grimshaw|
|Tuesday 7 August||Gladesmore Community School – 1pm||Jodie Marie|
|Wednesday 8 August||FRANKO – 1pm||Spector|
|Thursday 9 August||Greg Searle – 5.30pm||Dot Rotten|
|Friday 10 August||Red Poppy – 2pm||Stooshe|
|Saturday 11 August||Dry the River|
Elsewhere at BT London Live Hyde Park
From 28 July – 11 August
Five giant screens – watch BBC coverage of The Games beamed live
Exclusive appearance from Team GB Medallists – see Team GB medallists in person in the official Team GB Fan Zone
Main Stage – watch top acts performing every night
Have-A-Go in the Sports Arena – take part in athletics, badminton, basketball, boxing, cricket, football, handball, judo, lacrosse, modern pentathlon (shooting range and fencing), netball, tennis, volleyball and wheelchair basketball – all attended by sports professionals
Cadbury House – experience the Chocolatrium with five Cadbury experiences and visit the Great Games Zone to get a true taste of what it’s like to be in the shoes of an Olympic athlete
Sun Bus – chill out on deck chairs and enjoy a whole host of family fun including face painting, photo boards, magicians and balloonists. Plus The Sun Cheerleaders will be helping Hyde Park celebrate in style
The Times and Sunday Times Lounge – relax in a hosted environment which includes a bar, café and garden area
Absolute Radio – Every day from 5pm, Absolute Radio’s Johnny Vaughan will broadcast live from BT London Live with interviews big events, the obscure sports and the day’s talking points on and off the track
Magic 105.4 – Neil Fox and Verity Geere will broadcast live on Friday 27 July in the lead up to the Opening Ceremony Celebration Concert. Magic will also be there to capture the excitement from Hyde Park for the duration of the Olympic Games with interviews from artists appearing each day and updates of all the medal moments.
Bandstand – regular music programme every day from 12noon to 10:30pm with a mixed line up
On the Hyde Park Main Stage:
Saturday 28 July – Sir Tom Jones, Newton Faulkner
Sunday 29 July – Nell Bryden, We Will Rock You
Monday 30 July – Ren Harvieu, The Feeling
Tuesday 31 July – Rebecca Ferguson, Cover Drive
Wednesday 1 August – The Levellers, The Beat
Thursday 2 August – Alexandra Burke, Lawson
Friday 3 August – Amy MacDonald, Dodgy, Cast
Saturday 4 August – McFly, Saint Etienne
Sunday 5 August – Alyssa Reid
Monday 6 August – Lemar
Tuesday 7 August – Kenny Thomas
Wednesday 8 August – Nik Kershaw
Thursday 9 August – The Overtones, The Enemy
Friday 10 August – The Temper Trap, Ocean Colour Scene, Feeder
Saturday 11 August – Paul Carrack, The View
At Victoria Park
From 27 July – 12 August
Giant screens – watch the BBC’s coverage of The Games beamed live
Multi-purpose sports courts – sports include badminton, tennis, wheelchair basketball, handball, judo, volleyball, basketball, table tennis, lacrosse and athletics
Main Stage presented by KISS – with a line up including Norman Jay and Friends, Soul II Soul, Brand New Heavies, Yasmin, Alexandra Burke, Skepta, Sway, Misha B and Conor Maynard
BT Hot Air Balloon – free tethered flights (dependent on weather!)
Sun Pub – have a drink and watch the Games on multiple plasma screens
Sun Bus – chill out on deck chairs and enjoy a whole host of family fun including face painting, funny photo boards, magicians and balloonists. Plus The Sun Cheerleaders will be helping Hyde Park celebrate in style
Kids’ Zone -sporting themed craft activities for children aged 2-8 years, including torch and medal-making and sports themed storytelling
Showtime – between 8 – 12 August, get a taster of some of the exciting artists taking part in Showtime -commissioned by the Mayor of London as the biggest festival of outdoor arts ever staged in the Capital
Theatre Tol – the leading outdoor arts company from Belgium will perform a late evening 45-minute cycling based aerial spectacle. Nightly performances from 27 July – 1 August
Fanfare – all the best show choirs from the USA, with performances from three different schools every night in the Sports Arena between 3 – 7 August
Cirque Bijou & The Boxettes – parkour and dance nightly with interactive workshops throughout the day on 6 and 7 August
In the Zone – a Wellcome Trust initiative providing a fun, free and fascinating way of using science to discover how our bodies work during sport, activity, movement and rest
Big Dance – mass participation dance events ranging from Dirty Dancing, Bollywood, Disco Fever, Tango and many more themes in nightly performances in the Sports Arena between 28 July – 2 August
The World in London Project – a visual art exhibition from the Photographers’ Gallery, with images of Londoners from all over the world
On the Victoria Park Main Stage:
Friday 27 July – TBA
Saturday 28 July – Swing Patrol, John Wean, Fat 45, Norman Jay and Friends + Don Letts
Sunday 29 July – Halfway To New York, Busk Off Pro – Robbie Boyd Band, East London Reggae
Monday 30 July – Jive Aces, Club De Fromage, Scams, Rising Tide, Jangles, Bigga Fish, Tenors of Rock
Tuesday 1st August – Scams, Rising Tide, Bow Jangles, Bigga Fish, Theatre Tol.
Wednesday 1 August – Brassroots, Jazz Umbrella Presents Courtney Pine and Trevor Watkis trio and Loz Speyer Quartet, Goldheart Assembly
Thursday 2 August – Alexandra Burke, Eliza and the Bear, London Contemporary Orchestra, Talvin Singh, Misha B.
Friday 3 August – Grande Union Youth Orchestra, Hackney Colliery Band, Sounds From of the Asian Underground from Bobby Friction, Crowns.
Saturday 4 August – The Asps, Rising Tide, Rhythms of City Samba, Guilty Pleasures
Sunday 5 August – Alyssa Reid, Hudson Taylor, The Fontannas, Swing Zazou, Electro Swing Club, Sway
Monday 6 August – Romani Rad, Gypsy Soundclash – Trans Siberian Marching Band, Alejandro and The Magic Tombolinos, Gypsy Hill, The Thirst, Horsemeat Disco
Tuesday 7 August – KAV , Jive Aces, Katy Carr and The Aviators, Movimientos Sounds of Latin London Remixed – Lokkiterra, Wara, Ska Cubano, Los Chinches
Wednesday 8 August – Laura Steel, Bikini Beach Band, Grande Union Youth Orchestra, African Routemaster 21st Century London African Sounds
Thursday 9 August – I Dream In Colour, Natty Bo and Congeroos, Premises Studios and Moshi Moshi Records, The Fabulous Lounge Swingers
Friday 10 August – Acid Jazz Presents 25th Anniversary Special including Matt Berry and Gino Washington, Colour The Atlas.
Saturday 11 August – Mount Fabric, Perhaps Contraption, Jazzie B and Friends, Skepta
Sunday 12 August – Cuttashine Hoedown, Kidnap Alice, Imagined Village Spectacular
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