The 2012 Summer Olympics will be hosted by London, beginning on July 27. But a month before the games start, the London 2012 Festival will take place and feature headlining acts like Jay Z and Rihanna.
The Roc Nation artists will perform during BBC Radio 1 Hackney Weekend on June 23 and 24.
According to Business Week:
â€œThere will be absolutely something for everyone: from Beethoven to Jay-Z, from Shakespeare to Mike Leigh,â€ Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt said at the news conference in the Tower of London. Leigh is a film director.
The festival organizers conveyed the size and scope of the event.
â€œThe London 2012 Festival will be the biggest cultural celebration in our lifetime,â€ said Royal Opera House Chief Executive Tony Hall, who chairs the Cultural Olympiad board.
Other artists like Florence + the Machine, Jack White, David Guetta, and Tinie Tempah will also perform during the celebration weekend.
In the meantime, Rihanna is still hard at work. Take a look below for her feature in Coldplay‘s tour video for “Princess of China.”