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Madonna to play 'Olympics' gig

2011-10-31 20:17

Los Angeles - Madonna is to play a huge concert in London next year to coincide with the 2012 Olympics.

The 53-year-old singer will perform to 60 000 fans in Hyde Park next July when the UK capital will host the prestigious sporting event.

A source close to the Hung Up hitmaker - who recently took a break from music to direct new movie W.E - told The Sun newspaper: "Madonna is planning a huge comeback and was determined to do it at Hyde Park while the Olympics are on.

"She's been out of the limelight musically for a while but is ready to jump back into the saddle and thinks there's no better time to do it than when London hosts the Olympics."

Earlier this week, it was also revealed Madonna is to perform at next February's Super Bowl, where she will headline the annual NFL match after beating off competition from Lady Gaga.

A source said: "When Madonna heard Gaga was in the frame, she knew she had to step up her efforts. She is going to deliver the kind of show never seen before in NFL history."

In headlining the prestigious sporting event, Madonna is following in the footsteps of stars including the Rolling Stones, Black Eyed Peas, Justin Timberlake and the late Michael Jackson.

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