Albarn For 2012 Olympics Opening?

albarn-getty_244234tDamon Albarn (pictured) has emerged as a leading contender to be the artistic director for the opening ceremony of the London Olympics in 2012. The Blur and Gorillaz frontman worked with the artist Jamie Hewlett to create the animation and music for BBC’s coverage of the Beijing Games. Stephen Daldry, the Oscar-nominated film director, has also been the subject of preliminary soundings and is the preferred choice of much of the arts establishment. Whoever is tasked with the job is going to have a tough time topping the opening ceremony at Beijing last year.

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