Dizzee Rascal, The Wanted And Rizzle Kicks Play Olympic Torch Relay Finale Gig
26 July 2012, 22:18
Thousands of fans witness are given a final glimpse of the Olympic Torch before the London 2012 Olympics begin.
Dizzee Rascal, The Wanted and Rizzle Kicks played a special concert in London tonight (26th July) to mark the Olympic Torch Relay Finale presented by Coca-Cola.
The event took place in Hyde Park on the eve of the London 2012 Olympic Games, which officially get under way on Friday (27th July).
As well as live performances, the event also celebrated the 8,000 torchbearers, including the Coca-Cola Future Flames, who have carried the Olympic Flame on its 70-day journey around the UK.
Eighty-thousand fans saw the Olympic Flame light a cauldron for the very last time before it reaches the Olympic Stadium on Friday (27th July).
Dizzee Rascal drew the gig in Hyde Park to a close, delighting fans with a hit-laden set that included his official London 2012 Olympic single 'Scream'.
Elsewhere, Dizzee played his more familiar hits 'Bonkers', 'Holiday' and his cover of 'You Got The Love'.
The Coca-Cola ambassador is currently putting the finishing touches to his new album, which he also previewed tonight in Hyde Park.
As well as new tracks, fans also enjoys hits including 'Bonkers' and 'Holiday', which felt apt in the sweltering heat wave that has currently hit the UK Capital.
Fellow Coca-Cola ambassadors The Wanted also delivered a huge set on the outdoor main stage, kicking things off with their first ever single 'All Time Low', which was celebrated its two year anniversary this week.
Max, Jay, Siva, Tom and Nathan also belted out a medley of Coldplay hits, before leading the crowd through a rendition of recent single 'Chasing The Sun', getting a huge reaction from the audience due to the day's perfect summer weather.
Check out a picture of The Wanted on stage in Hyde Park below:
Earlier in the day London-born rapper Wretch 32 was one of the first acts to perform, taking to the stage in the mid-afternoon to kick off the event with a high octane set of the biggest hits from his 2011 album 'Black & White'.
Wretch dressed appropriately for the sunny weather in a red vest and shorts, and was all smiles while leading the crowd through popular hits like 'Traktor', 'Don't Go' and 'Unorthodox'.
Hip-hop duo Rizzle Kicks were the next to perform live for the Hyde Park audience, giving an energetic performance on what they described as a "momentous occasion" for the country.
Jordan Stephens and Harley Alexander-Sule were similarly decked out in shorts and vests and broke out some of their best chart hits from their debut album 'Stereo Typical', with including Big Top 40 chart smashes like 'Mama Do The Hump' and 'Down With The Trumpets'.
View a picture of Rizzle Kicks' Harley on stage performing below (Credit: Getty):
International DJ and producer Mark Ronson was the next to celebrate the upcoming Olympic Games when he was joined by singer Katy B on stage to perform their Coca-Cola song for London 2012, 'Anywhere In The World'.
The 'Stop Me' producer had admitted to Capital he was nervous about performing the song live for the first time, but the crowd lapped up their set after Katy first arrived solo to run through some of her solo hits including 'Katy On A Mission'.
To record the track, Mark visited five young Olympic hopefuls in their hometowns and recorded the distinct sounds of their five Olympic sports in action.
The Olympic Torch Relay Final presented by Coca-Cola also saw a number of other performances, with the likes of Loick Essien, Morning Parade and Eliza Doolittle all thrilling the Hyde Park audience with live sets.
Check out Olympic Torch Relay Finale presented by Coca-Cola for more highlights from the event.