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Live Nation reported to be in talks to host events at the Olympic stadium after cutting ties with Hyde Park

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By Gillian West, Social media manager

January 3, 2013 | 2 min read

Live music company Live Nation is reported to be in talks to host gigs at East London’s Olympic stadium from summer 2013.

The Olympic stadium is set to re-open in July with an anniversary weekend of music with Live Nation rumoured to be hosting the events after ending its venue deal with Hyde Park last year citing issues including noise restrictions and a “flawed” tender process for the 2013-2017 contract.

A London Legacy spokesperson is reported to have told the Guardian the corporation is "exploring a number of options with event organisers to bring concerts to the Stadium by July this year. These talks are ongoing and an announcement will be made in due course."

As well as concerts in the main stadium it is understood a series of smaller gigs are planned for other parts of the Olympic park, though it is unclear if Live Nation is in exclusive talks to run all events in the park.

In December football club West Ham was given three months to improve the terms of a deal which would see the Premier League side take up residency in the Olympic stadium. If it fails to do so the venue will be left open for alternatives including music, athletics and other sporting events.

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