The London 2012 Festival is coming! From world premieres to outdoor spectaculars across the UK, get ready for a line-up of once-in-a-lifetime events to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. With more than 10 million ways to get involved for free, it’s set to be a truly unforgettable summer.
Music, comedy, theatre, art, film, dance, exhibitions – wherever you are and whatever you’re into, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Download the official London 2012 Festival guide and start planning your summer now.
Join in for free
Sounds of the summer
Plug into their line-up of exciting music events. There are 160,000 free tickets up for grabs for BT River of Music. Plus, there’s a chance to see top European acts in Eurostar’s Traction and don’t miss the Urban Classic mash-up at Waltham Forest.
Festival of smiles
There’s plenty to have a laugh at, too – enjoy Tim Minchin performing at the Eden Project and help celebrate 111 years of comedy at the Hackney Empire. You can also follow the comedy barge as it sails from London to Edinburgh – on the riverbank and online!
Experience the great outdoors with the open-air events. Watch out for NVA’s Speed of Light in Edinburgh and outdoor art installations at Hadrian’s Wall, the Giant’s Causeway, Stonehenge and coastal locations around the UK for Peace Camp.
Something for the kids
There are loads of events for kids and families! From Dr Who adventure The Crash of the Elysium to big-screen animation and storytelling events, kids across the UK will love getting involved in the Festival.