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Coldplay asked to open 2012 London Olympics

Posted By: Raymond Ronamai
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Come 2012 London Olympics and you might see your favourite rock band Coldplay perform live. Yes, Coldplay have been asked to open the mega sports event, including performing the official Olympics anthem. The organisers of the games have appointed arts charity The Dartington Hall Trust to take care of the track to be titled “Welcome Song".

“Chris (Martin) is at the top of the list to front the official record. He"s a huge star and a British musical icon, with an international profile. We"re pulling out all the stops to get hold of him, ideally with the rest of Coldplay involved, too. Coldplay are the biggest stadium rockers in Britain today and their style of anthemic music would be perfect for the Olympics. It needs to be something inspirational. The hope is that they would perform at the opening ceremony, as well as produce a recording of the track, which could help fund good causes in British sport," Daily Mirror quoted an insider as saying.

Big names Joss Stone, Muse and Damon Albarn will also be approached besides Coldplay. Olympics spokesman Richard Crowe confirmed that they want bands like Coldplay and Muse to perform but the trust would take the final call. The opening ceremony of next year's Olympics to be held on July 27, will be taken care of by Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle.

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