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Big screen events revealed ahead of Olympic Games

Officials in London have confirmed further details on the public viewing points for this summer's Olympic Games.

travel Updated: May 18, 2012 13:50 IST
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Officials in London have confirmed further details on the public viewing points for this summer's Olympic Games.

The series of events are to be held in London's parks to coincide with the games, it was confirmed this week, with free tickets handed out to those wishing to attend.

As well as showing all of the live sporting action on 160 square-meter screens with concert-quality sound systems, crowds in Hyde Park, Victoria Park and Trafalgar Square will be treated to music concerts and sports activities as the sun goes down.

The events will be sponsored by BT and will feature artists including Blur, Tom Jones, Duran Duran, Snow Patrol, the Stereophonics and Paolo Nutini.

There will also be activities for sports fans such as a bungee jump, trampolining, tennis, basketball and cricket, while attendees at the Victoria Park event will be able to climb on a giant observation wheel to get a bird's-eye view of the Olympic Park.

The events in Trafalgar Square will be timed to coincide with the Paralympic Games and run from August 29 to September 9.

Walk-up entry to the events will be free, officials confirmed, but those seeking guaranteed entry will need to secure tickets, for which there will be a £3.50 (€4.40) booking fee.