BT River of Music Festival

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Country and Region United KingdomEngland
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival London, England, UK
Festival Description

BT River of Music is an international event featuring outstanding music from all over the world plus emerging British talent. Six stages represent the continents – Asia in Battersea Park, Africa in Jubilee Gardens, Europe in Trafalgar Square and Somerset House, the Americas at the Tower of London, and Oceania in the Greenwich Old Royal Naval College. The rich variety of music over the weekend will include well-known names and unexpected collaborations.

Festival Dates July 21 - 22, 2012
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Festival Story:

The London 2012 Cultural Olympiad is the largest cultural celebration in the history of the modern Olympic and Paralympic Movements. Spread over four years, it is designed to give everyone in the UK a chance to be part of London 2012 and inspire creativity across all forms of culture, especially among young people.

The culmination of the Cultural Olympiad will be the London 2012 Festival, bringing leading artists from all over the world together from 21 June 2012 in this UK-wide festival – a chance for everyone to celebrate London 2012 through dance, music, theatre, the visual arts, fashion, film and digital innovation.


Festival Events:

Announced lineup 2012:
  • Scissor Sisters
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
  • Naturally 7
  • Baaba Maal
  • Angelique Kidjo
  • Zakir Hussain
  • Andy Sheppard
  • Carlinhos Brown
  • Roberto Fonseca
  • Ondatrópica
  • Aurelio Martinez
  • Soul Caribbean
  • The Invisible Republic of Juju
  • Muntu Valdo
  • The Noisettes
  • Krar Collective: Horn of Hope
  • Staff Benda Bilili


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