JAY-Z and Rihanna will join a host of other big names at the London Olympic Arts Festival this summer.

The 17-day event coincides with the city’s Olympic Games and will also feature performances from Jack White, Florence + the Machine and actress Cate Blanchett. London 2012 Festival Director Ruth Mackenzie says, “The London 2012 Festival will be the largest cultural celebration in our lifetime. With new work from the best musicians, comics, artists, filmmakers and more, there will be arts events taking place in unusual places all over the UK that will showcase the best in international culture when the eyes of the world are on us this summer.”                         –WO