August 13, 2012 16:39
Kate Bush praises 'brilliant' Olympic closing ceremony
A remix of the singer's track 'Running Up That Hill' featured as part of last night's finale
The track prematurely appeared on Amazon last week, sparking rumours that the reclusive singer was going to make a rare live performance. The track was subsequently taken down, before being officially released after last night's (August 12) event.
Posting on KateBush.com, Bush wrote: "I hope you all enjoyed the remix of Running Up That Hill this evening at the Olympics Closing Ceremony. They certainly put on a brilliant show."
The remix of 'Running Up That Hill' featured last night as a group of dancers built a pyramid out of white boxes while highlights of the Games were shown through the stadium.
Other performances at the closing ceremony included Liam Gallagher's Beady Eye playing Oasis' 'Wonderwall' - the first time Gallagher has sung the track live since Oasis split up in 2009. Muse meanwhile performed their official Olympic song 'Survival', with the help of a huge choir. The Spice Girls, Kaiser Chiefs, The Who, Pet Shop Boys, Jessie J and Brian May also appeared.
'A Symphony of British Music: Music For The Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games', an album containing music performed on the evening, is now available digitally via iTunes.
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