A music library of 2012 songs with five music themes – energy, primetime, extreme, heritage and world stage – has been compiled. Each theme will be tailored for specific sports, for example heritage for Tennis at Wimbledon or extreme for BMX.
A unique music programme for the Olympic Games, ‘Rock the Games’ is being created which features live performances and exclusive new recorded tracks from various artists.
Five official songs have been composed for ‘Rock The Games’, led by chart-topping band Muse whose track ‘Survival‘ has been written for the Games and will be played at various sport sessions. The track is available for download from Thursday 28th June.
The other four official songs are by Elton John vs Pnau (released July 16th) Delphic (released July 23rd), Chemical Brothers (released July 30th) and Dizzee Rascal (released August 6th).
In addition, Scissor Sisters and Rizzle Kicks are just two of the artists that are set to play surprise gigs at some of the Olympic venues.
Last month, thousands of people turned out to see the rock band carry the Olympic flame through their home town of Teignmouth, on day two of the 70-day relay.