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BRITISH POP SUPERSTARS MCFLY TO PERFORM AT BT LONDON LIVE, HYDE PARK, SATURDAY 4 AUGUST

WATCH ALL THE SPORTING ACTION AND MEDAL CEREMONIES OF ‘SUPER SATURDAY’ ON GIANT SCREENS IN HYDE PARK & VICTORIA PARK

Women’s Athletics 100m Final, Women’s Triathlon Final, climax of Women’s Heptathlon, Swimming and Rowing Finals, total of 25 Medals to be awarded.

BT London Live is proud to announce McFly, presented by Magic 105.4 (Official London Radio Station). The British pop stars McFly will perform a special FREE set, during a day that will be one of the highlights of London 2012 at Hyde Park on Saturday 4 August 2012. Already being dubbed ‘Super Saturday’, visitors will get to see ALL of the Olympic Sports and Medal Ceremonies of the day LIVE, in addition to a spectacular array of have-a-go activities. Absolute Radio (Official National Radio Station) will also broadcast highlights from the day.

Since forming in 2004 McFly soon skyrocketed to become one of the biggest bands in the UK. The Brit Award winning four piece, Danny Jones, Tom Fletcher, Dougie Poynter and Harry Judd, have had eighteen consecutive Top 20 singles, seven of which reached No.1, including “Five Colours in Her Hair”, “Obviously”, “Star Girl” and “All About You”. McFly pack out arenas across Europe and will no doubt attract a legion of fans to this superb free day in Hyde Park.

BT London Live visitors will get to see every single sporting activity live on giant screens, including the Women’s Athletics 100m Final, Women’s Heptathlon 800m and Medal Ceremony, Men’s Athletics 10,000m Final, Women’s Triathlon Final and Medal Ceremony, Men’s Rowing Four Final, Lightweight Men’s Sculls Final and Medal Ceremony.

BT London Live Hyde Park and Victoria Park has something for everyone, from live music to watching the 100 metres final on a160m2 screen, the 55m high BT Observation Wheel giving views of the Olympic Park, have-a-go sports, plus al-fresco Sports Bars and much more. A great line up of artists has already been announced, they include: Tom Jones, the cast of ‘We Will Rock You’, Feeder, Dodgy, The Levellers, Cast, Amy Macdonald, Paul Carrack and Kenny Thomas. For details of days they are performing go to: www.btlondonlive.com

BT London Live is also hosting two Celebration Concerts in Hyde Park to coincide with the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. Snow Patrol, Stereophonics, Duran Duran and Paolo Nutini will perform at the Opening Ceremony Celebration Concert on Friday 27 July, whilst Blur headline the Closing Ceremony Celebration Concert on Sunday 12 August, with special guests New Order and The Specials. No one will miss the excitement as all the action from the Olympic Park will be beamed into BT London Live. For tickets and more information go to www.btlondonlive.com.

Access to BT London Live Hyde Park and Victoria Park is FREE, just walk up and join the fun. There are a limited number of Guaranteed Entry Tickets available for those who want to ensure they don’t miss out on a particular day or their favourite sport. These tickets allow guaranteed entry before 2pm. After 2pm, entry is on a first-come, first-served basis, but due to likely demand, may be subject to queues. An order processing fee of £3.50 will be applied to each transaction of up to four Guaranteed Entry Tickets*. To secure your tickets and for more information about Guaranteed Entry, please go to www.btlondonlive.com

*Due to the Women's and Men's Triathlon events taking place in Hyde Park, the BT London Live site will open earlier to screen these events. Guaranteed Entry tickets will be valid until 9:00am on Saturday 4 August and 11:30am on Tuesday 7 August. Tickets are available to reserve from 5:00pm on Monday 28 May from http://www.btlondonlive.com/tickets

‘BT London Live’ is a partnership between the Mayor of London, The Royal Parks and The London Borough of Tower Hamlets, and is a key part of the citywide programme of events being organised by the Mayor of London to celebrate the London 2012 Games.

Log on to www.btlondonlive.com for full details.

Please note:

Photo images of BT London Live, the event logo and performing artists are available for download at:

http://www.ldcommunications.co.uk/press/btlondonlive.aspx

Username: btlondonlive

Password: media

For further information regarding BT London Live please contact:

Ali Castriotis at LD Communications, E: Ali@ldcommunications.co.uk or

Kate Etteridge at LD Communications, E: Kate.etteridge@ldcommunications.co.uk

T: 0207 439 7222

Please send all accreditation requests to, E: BTLondonLive@ldcommunications.co.uk

For other information, please contact:

Ben McKnight at the Greater London Authority, E: Ben.McKnight@london.gov.uk

T: 020 7983 4071

Melanie Etches at The Royal Parks, E: MEtches@royalparks.gsi.gov.uk T: 0300 061 2055

Shalina Hussain at Tower Hamlets, E: shalina.hussain@towerhamlets.gov.uk

T: 020 7364 4754

BT Group Newsroom, T: 020 7356 5369. From outside theUK dial +44 20 7356 5369

Notes to Editors

Tickets

There are three options for entry into ‘BT London Live’.

  1. The Opening and Closing Ceremony Celebration Concerts at Hyde Park on July 27 and August 12 will be ticketed. Tickets will be available via btlondonlive.com.
  2. Walk in on the day - all BT London Live dates except the two Celebration Concerts in Hyde Park will offer free access, with people able to turn up on the day, subject to capacity. Hyde Park and Victoria Park will also offer 'Guaranteed Entry Tickets' for access before 2pm - see below.
  3. Guaranteed Entry Tickets- up to four tickets per person will be available to be booked, in advance, for entry into BT London Live Hyde Park or BTLondon Live Victoria Park, before 2pm, on a specified day. A transaction fee of £3.50 will apply per booking. Registration via btlondonlive.com will be required for these tickets. These tickets will not be available for the Opening and Closing Ceremony Celebration Concerts. Times of access will differ in Victoria Park on the days of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and at Hyde Park on Saturday 4 and Tuesday 7 August due to Triathlon events taking place in Hyde Park.

The Mayor of London is presenting a huge programme of free events and celebrations to add to the excitement of 2012, including ones especially commissioned for a citywide programme of free events that will add to and complement the London 2012 Festival. BT London Live brings live action from the Games and sporting activities and entertainment to Hyde Park, Victoria Park and Trafalgar Square. Other events include Secrets, with artists and performers transforming hidden and lesser known locations, and Showtime, an outdoor arts festival in high streets, parks and open spaces around the capital. News and information about these will appear on the website www.molpresents.com. To be the first to know about what's happening in A Summer Like No Other, sign up or follow us at www.molpresents.com / www.facebook.com/mayoroflondonpresents / www.twitter.com/molpresents

The Royal Parks, which manages eight Royal Parks including Hyde Park, will play a central role in helping to deliver a successful London 2012 Games. In addition to hosting BT London Live Hyde Park, the largest BT London Live site, 11 Olympic and Paralympic Games will take place across six Royal Parks. These events include the Triathlon and Marathon Swimming competitions in Hyde Park, the Equestrian and Modern Pentathlon events in Greenwich Park and within St James’s Park, the Beach Volleyball competition on Horse Guards Parade and the Road Race events on The Mall.

Almost 40 million Londoners and tourists visit the eight Royal Parks each year. The 5,000 acres of historic parkland provide unparalleled opportunities for enjoyment, exploration and healthy living in the heart of London. The Royal Parks are: Bushy Park, The Green Park, Greenwich Park, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, The Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill, Richmond Park and St James's Park. For further information please visit: www.royalparks.org.uk or sign up at www.facebook.com/TheRoyalParksLondon.

London Borough of Tower Hamlets - Tower Hamlets is the heart of the ‘East End’. Rich in history, it presents a vibrant mix of old and new, creating a bustling community unique in culture and character. Taking its name from the Tower of London and the hamlets that surround it, Tower Hamlets covers an area of eight square miles and has a population of around 220,000. It is bounded by the Thames to the South and the boroughs of Newham (east), Hackney (north) and the City of London (west).

As one of the six Olympic host boroughs, the Mayor of Tower Hamlets, Lutfur Rahman and the council are looking to maximise the benefits that London 2012 will bring to the borough’s residents. Projects include the £11 million High Street 2012 programme which is rejuvenating the thoroughfare that links the city to the Olympic Park, and the promotion of Brick Lane as Curry Capital 2012 to generate tourism. Visit www.towerhamlets.gov.uk

About BT

BT is one of the world’s leading providers of communications solutions and services, operating in more than 170 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to our customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband and internet products and services and converged fixed/mobile products and services. BT consists principally of four lines of business: BT Global Services, Openreach, BT Retail and BT Wholesale.

In the year ended 31 March 2011, BT Group’s revenue was £20,076 million with profit before taxation of £1,717 million.

British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York. For more information, visit www.bt.com/aboutbt

About Absolute Radio

Absolute Radio is a national, radio station for real fans of real music, comedy and football wrapped up with lashings of personality and mischief from DJs like Christian O’Connell, Frank Skinner, Dave Gorman, Geoff Lloyd, Ronnie Wood and Ian Wright who have the freedom to say what they think and tell it like it is.

Absolute Radio also runs a network of digital decade brands; Absolute Radio 60s, Absolute Radio 70s, Absolute 80s, Absolute Radio 90s, Absolute Radio 00s, Absolute Classic Rock and Absolute Radio extra, the brand’s ‘red button’ service.

Listen on 105.8FM in London and the South-East, nationally on DAB or 1215AM at www.absoluteradio.co.uk as well as apps and digital TV.

Cat Macdonald T: 0207 432 3317 M: 07932746363

About News International

News International publishes The Times, The Sunday Times and The Sun. In terms of growth, share, circulation and reader engagement, the Company’s titles are among the world’s most successful. Newsprinters prints the national titles and operates as a contract printing subsidiary for the three state of the art printing plants. Further brands which are part of the group include the Times Literary Supplement and milkround.co.uk. The News International group has an investment in fashion website BrandAlley.co.uk. In 2007, News International became the UK’s first carbon neutral newspaper publisher. This was achieved by increasing energy efficiency, switching to renewable energy and combined heat and power and purchasing high quality offsets.

Dan McMillan T: 020 7782 6190 M: 07887 627716

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