Jay-Z and Rihanna have been tapped to headline the music lineup for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
According to Businessweek, the pair will perform in the BBC Radio 1 Hackney Weekend 2012, taking place a month before the games on June 23-24. Additionally, comedians Stephen Fry and Tim Minchin will be among other performers hitting up venues across Britain.
“There will be absolutely something for everyone: from Beethoven to Jay-Z, from Shakespeare to Mike Leigh,” Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt said.
“The London 2012 Festival will be the biggest cultural celebration in our lifetime,” said Royal Opera House Chief Executive Tony Hall.
He added that 18 million people had already taken part in 9,000 performances and almost as many workshops.