By Lauren Mattera

Newton Faulkner_June_28June 29 - Newton Faulkner, The Beat, Saint Etienne, The Overtones and Temper Trap have been announced as the latest stellar line up to perform at the BT London Live concerts, as the countdown to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games hits the final stretch.

The acts will take to the Hyde Park stage from July 28 to August 10 and join the growing list of British and international artists already confirmed to perform at the city's biggest free celebration of the Games.

British singer-song-writer Newton Faulkner (pictured above), famous for his unique style of guitar playing, will entertain crowds on July 28.

He is set to perform hits from his latest album Write it on Your Skin, to be released on July 9.

Since joining the music scene in 2007, Faulkner has become one of the biggest names in music with his single Dream Catch Me reaching number seven in the British music charts.

He has performed at some of Britain's top music festivals such as Glastonbury Festival, V Festival, Radio 1's Big Weekend and the Isle of Wight Festival as well as Oxegen in Ireland.

Set to perform on August 1 is two tone British ska band The Beat, who's first single was a popular cover of Smokey Robinson's Tears of A Clown which, on release, went straight into the national music charts at number six.

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Electro music trio St Etienne (pictured above) are set to perform on August 4.

Their album Words And Music was released earlier this year, receiving impressive reviews from global music publication, NME.

One of the biggest vocal bands in the United Kingdom, The Overtones (pictured below) – who were discovered singing by a Warner Brothers' talent scout when working as decorators on Oxford Street – will play on August 9.

Finally, on August 10, Australian indie sensation The Temper Trap, will perform their massive single Sweet Disposition, a top 10 hit in some European music charts.

The band have an impressive global fan base and in 2010 won Best Group for their album Conditions at the ARIA Music Awards.

The announcement comes as the countdown to the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Olympic Games on July 27 reaches one month to go.

The concerts, which will showcase some of the biggest names in music, will take place at some of London's most famous landmarks – Hyde Park, Victoria Park and Trafalgar Square – and will be held daily across the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Acts will be presented by Absolute Radio, the official National Radio Station of BT London Live,, Magic 105.4, the official London Radio Station of BT London Live, and Kiss radio stations.

Tom Jones, McFly, The Feeling, Feeder, Dodgy, The Levellers, Cast, Alexandra Burke, Amy Macdonald, Paul Carrack Kenny Thomas and the cast of Queen the Musical We Will Rock You comprise the diverse music stars already named to play.

Alongside the live music performances, there will be impressive 160-metre television screens showing all the sporting action and medal ceremonies as they happen.

BT London Live is also hosting two Celebration Concerts in Hyde Park in celebration of the London 2012 Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

Snow Patrol, Stereophonics, Duran Duran and Paolo Nutini will perform at the Opening Ceremony Celebration Concert on July 27, while Blur will headline the Closing Ceremony Celebration Concert on August 12, also featuring New Order and The Specials.

The concerts are subject to capacity with a limited number of guaranteed entry tickets available for reservation.

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