Star-studded music ceremony set to bring the Games full circle

If the Olympics opening ceremony was all about the people, then the closing ceremony is set to be one for music fans.   

The show’s musical director David Arnold told the Telegraph that the closing concert will revolve around 30 classic British hits.

Anticipation is already building around the top secret show which may feature Sir Paul McCartney, the Spice Girls and Adele.

Rockers The Who and Muse are already polishing off their guitars and solo artists George Michael and Ed Sheeran have also said they are performing.


Take That were also due to perform at Sunday's extravaganza, but there are doubts about whether their show will now go ahead following the loss of Gary Barlow’s stillborn daughter, Poppy.

All will become clear when the curtain goes up on the night, but composer David promised a “beautiful, cheeky, cheesy, camp, silly, and thrilling night” of music.

“We’re trying to have moments where someone from the Cotswolds watching it on a TV and someone from a tower block overlooking it in the East End will be able to find something in it of which they can say – that’s us, really that’s Britain,”

The symphonic style concert will also feature some of London’s most iconic landmarks including St Paul’s Cathedral and the London Eye.

Expectations are high for Sunday's 9pm show after maestro Danny Boyle set the bar with a spectacular inauguration.