What? No Spice Girls? tsk

So, in 3 weeks, no longer will we have to use the common parlance London Olympics 2012, we can use the much scarier ‘London Olympics NEXT YEAR'’. The Beijing Olympics were an undoubted success with people calling the opening ceremony the ‘best thing their eyeballs have ever witnessed’ alongside ‘how ‘eck will London follow that?’, so, how 'eck will London follow that?

The opening ceremony for 2012 haven’t been finalised as of yet (Spice Girls directed by Danny Boyle has been mentioned *gulp*) but we now know there will be a festival alongside the Summer Games, and the first stages of a line-up have been announced. Gorillaz main men Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett will be working on a theatre production with finer details expected to be announced in early 2011. Other UK alumni signed up to strut their stuff include Cate Blanchett, David Hockney, Mike Leigh and Jude Law.

The festival will run from June 21 until September 9, 2012 (the last day of the 2012 Paralympic Games) with tickets for the festival going on sale in October 2011.

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