Updated: January 22, 2013 5:38 AM | By The Associated Press, thecanadianpress.com

London Olympic Park to host 2013 rock concerts

LONDON - London's Olympic Park will partly reopen to the public this year for a series of summer rock concerts, officials announced Tuesday.


London Olympic Park to host 2013 rock concerts

FILE This is a image released on Sept. 30, 2011 by the London 2012 Olympic Delivery Authority shows the parklands area in the south of the Olympic Park looking towards the Olympic Stadium in London. London's Olympic Park will partly reopen to the public this year for a series of summer rock concerts it was reported Tuesday Jan. 22, 2013. The London Legacy Development Corporation the east London park will host the Hard Rock Calling and Wireless festivals in July under a deal with events promoter Live Nation Entertainment. Live Nation also will hold other concerts in park's Olympic Stadium over the summer after gaining exclusive rights to the venue. (AP Photo/Anthony Charlton, ODA, Ho, FILE) EDITORIAL USE ONLY

LONDON - London's Olympic Park will partly reopen to the public this year for a series of summer rock concerts, officials announced Tuesday.

The London Legacy Development Corporation said the east London park will host the Hard Rock Calling and Wireless festivals in July under a deal with events promoter Live Nation Entertainment.

Headliners for the festivals have not yet been announced.

Live Nation also will hold other concerts in the park's Olympic Stadium over the summer after gaining exclusive rights to the venue.

The 560-acre (227-hectare) site of the 2012 Summer Games is due to reopen to the public in stages between July and early 2014.

Live Nation is leaving its previous venue in London's Hyde Park after friction over noise and timing restrictions. Last summer fans were angered when officials pulled the plug on a Bruce Springsteen-Paul McCartney duet in mid-song.

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