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London’s Olympic Stadium to reopen as concert venue

The stadium used in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London is ready to reopen as a music venue as soon as July, BBC News reports.

The arena, home to the opening and closing ceremonies of the games as well as track and field events, already hosted its fair share of music with many live performances during the games, including Arctic Monkeys, the Who, Beady Eye and Frank Turner, which impressed concert promoters.

A “series of rock concerts” is planned for the opening of the venue, and it appears some concerts, which would traditionally be held at Hyde Park, will now head east to the Stratford, East London location.

Dennis Hone, chief executive of the London Legacy Development Corporation said, “the exciting thing for us is that we have the opportunity to put on some major events in the — some music events and festivals and an anniversary weekend [of the Olympics] on July 27 and 28.”

The English soccer team of West Ham is also currently attempting to negotiate a deal to move into the stadium for the 2016 season.

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Kelsey Fowler is currently studying nothing music-related at Ithaca College. Help keep her in the loop on Twitter.

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