Thursday, 8 December 2011
London 2012: Olympic Ceremony Role For Underworld Duo
Dance act duo Underworld have been appointed music directors for the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, organisers have announced.
Rick Smith and Karl Hyde will work with artistic director Danny Boyle and will be responsible for overseeing the music in the three-hour ceremony on 27 July.
Underworld's collaborations with Boyle extend from his 1996 film Trainspotting to his recent staging of Frankenstein.
Boyle described the duo's appointment as "the final piece of the jigsaw".
"It's a great honour to be asked to do this and one we're taking very seriously," said Hyde.
"It's certainly not something we'll get the chance to do again."
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Underworld - Born Slippy - Live at Loveparade (Warning! Strobe lights.)