The three-hour ceremony will begin at 21:00 BST with “an hour of culture”, followed by the athletes parade, then the lighting of the cauldron and a fireworks display to bring down the curtain.
The set will feature real grass, an oak tree and “clouds” suspended from wires above the stadium – one of which will produce rain, provided the British weather does not provide its own on the night.
The July 27th event will feature:
- Pre-show starting at 20:12 BST
- 1,100 automated lamps
- One million watt sound system with 500 speakers
- 50 tonnes of sound gear
- 15,000m sq metres of staging
- 12,956 props
- 24,570 costume buttons for one of opening sequences
“The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) today announced that British electronic music pioneers Underworld have been appointed Music Directors for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. The appointment completes the team of senior creatives that will lead the direction of the London 2012 Ceremonies.
Underworld duo Rick Smith and Karl Hyde will work alongside Oscar winning British filmmaker and producer Danny Boyle, Artistic Director of the Opening Ceremony and will be responsible for all the music in the three-hour ceremony taking place on 27 July next summer.“
Now I am officially excited to watch the opening ceremonies for the London 2012 summer olympic games.