The Olympics are now underway and the start was marked by a very special gig in Hyde Park last night (July 27) to mark the momentous occasion, with performances from the likes of Duran Duran, Snow Patrol, Paulo Nutini and Stereophonics.
Here at Entertainmentwise, we were lucky enough to head down to the event which was scheduled to coincide with the opening ceremony that was being held at the Olympic Park in Stratford.
Scottish singer/songwriter Paulo Nutini kicked off the massive event and all the 50,000 strong crowd seemed to love every minute! His strong vocals were greeted by constant cheers from the audience, which was just a sign of their enthusiastic attitude all night, as everyone was just there to have a great night and gather together for such a historical occasion.
Each of the four acts on the line up were there to represent the different countries of the UK, with Duran Duran flying the flag for England, Paulo Nutini for Scotland, Stereophonics for Wales and Snow Patrol for Ireland.
Duran Duran played their biggest hits, including fan favourite 'Rio'.
Singer Simon Le Bon, who performed in a union jack themed jacket, called the gig "amazing" and said it was "the biggest show we've ever played in London town".
Bandmate Nick Rhodes added: "It's the last day of the European tour and it's the first day of the Olympics. What more could you ask for?"
Stereophonics put on an amazing set as well, as they proved just how many greatest hits they actually have, by cramming them all into one packed performance, before rockers Snow Patrol were given the honour of closing the show and they couldn't have given the headline slot to a better band, in our opinion!
From the legendary ballad that is 'Chasing Cars' to their more up tempo rock numbers - they blasted out each of their hits to a very excited crowd and brought an amazing line up to a close in the best possible way.
All in all, a great night and we can't wait to see what London 2012 has to offer!
Duran Duran kick off the Olympics with Hyde Park gig