Wednesday, December 07, 2011

London 2012: Olympic ceremony role for Underworld duo

Karl Hyde (left) and Rick Smith of Underworld Hyde (left) and Smith have been creative partners for 30 years

Dance act duo Underworld have been appointed music directors for the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, organisers have announced.

Rick Smith and Karl Hyde will work with artistic director Danny Boyle and will be responsible for overseeing the music in the three-hour ceremony on 27 July.

Underworld's collaborations with Boyle extend from his 1996 film Trainspotting to his recent staging of Frankenstein.