50,000 pack Hyde Park for Olympic party and concert

People react during the BT London Live Opening Ceremony Celebration Concert in Hyde Park, central London, hours before the opening ceremony for the 2012 London Olympic Games, on July 27, 2012, AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/GettyImages) MIGUEL MEDINA

People react during the BT London Live Opening Ceremony Celebration Concert in Hyde Park, central London, on July 27, 2012.
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(CBS/AP) More than 50,000 people have packed London's Hyde Park to watch the opening ceremony on TV screens and rock out to a concert celebrating the four corners of the U.K.

The Opening Ceremony Celebration Concert features Duran Duran from England; Paolo Nutini from Scotland; the Stereophonics from Wales; and Snow Patrol representing Northern Ireland.

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The 25-year-old Nutini took the stage first Friday, followed by Duran Duran, who formed in England's second-largest city of Birmingham in 1978.

The concert is pausing midway for the crowd to watch the opening ceremony live on several stadium-size screens, including the UK's biggest. Then the Stereophonics perform followed by Snow Patrol up to midnight.

Last year, Hyde Park hosted a live TV party for the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

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