Arctic Monkeys to play the Olympics

Rumours have emerged that Arctic Monkeys are to play the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games. Members of the band have been spotted out in the London area recently. Various reports have tracked the band to a North London recording studio. Whilst we don't know for sure why they were at the studio, it has been suggested that they are either recording material for their fifth album, or recording a track for the Games. Watch this space for more on that as further details are disclosed.

As of 2.30pm (BST) nothing has been confirmed just yet, however drummer Matt Helders and his Mum Jill Helders have left revealing tweets across social networking site Twitter. Jill tweeted her son saying "What happened to #savethesuprise?". This was in reply to Matt tweeting a photo of his Mum trending in the United Kingdom. It can be seen that Matt is quite clearly within the Olympic area, as he is using their wifi.

As of 4.00pm (BST) it has been officially confirmed that Arctic Monkeys will play the Olympic Games opening ceremony tomorrow night (July 27th). Tune in on BBC1 tomorrow evening to witness their performance, along with many other artists.