Coca-Cola announces torch relay artists and Hyde Park gig

Artists including Dizzee Rascal, Labrinth and Emeli Sandé will be performing in four Coca-Cola concerts along London 2012 Olympic torch relay route, culminating in a Hyde Park gig on 26 July - the day before the opening ceremony.

The Wanted supporting Olympic torchbearers
The Wanted supporting Olympic torchbearers

Dizzee Rascal will headline the Hyde Park concert, which will also feature boy band The Wanted, British rock band You Me At Six, singer-songwriter Eliza Doolittle, Rizzle Kicks, and Mark Ronson and Katy B, who will be performing the song for the Coca-Cola Olympic Games campaign, Anywhere in the World.  

Event reported earlier this month that Coca-Cola is staging four free concerts along the 2012 Olympic torch relay route in Cardiff, Leeds, Glasgow and Birmingham to celebrate the nation's young torchbearers.

Tickets for the event in Hyde Park cost £15 and go on sale at 9am on Thursday 29 March. Tickets to Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds and Birmingham events are free. To register for or purchase tickets, click here.

James Williams, director of the Olympic torch relay, Coca-Cola Northwest Europe & Nordics, said: "We are taking some of the nation’s best loved musical talent on the road for an incredible 66 night tour to give young people across the country the chance to participate in the magic of London 2012. We’re encouraging everyone to join in celebrating the ‘Future Flames’ who have carried the Olympic Flame through their communities by registering for tickets to their local events and the finale celebration concert in London’s Hyde Park."

Dizzee Rascal said: "I'm looking forward to hooking up with Coke to bring music to Hyde Park at the end of the Olympic Torch Relay. Young people out there make a really positive difference and now we can recognise and celebrate them with music."

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