Pink Floyd deny Ed Sheeran duet at Olympics closing ceremony

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Rock legends rebut Sheeran's claim that they would perform 'Wish You Were Here' together

Pink Floyd have denied Ed Sheeran’s claim that he will duet with the rock legends at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The ‘+’ singer had been rumoured to be joining The Who at the August 12 ceremony, but told Australian radio station Nova that he will in fact be playing with Pink Floyd.

Asked if he was playing, the singer said: “I’m playing the closing ceremony – which I think is kinda cool right? A lot of people think that I’m doing a song with The Who but I’m not – I’m doing a song with Pink Floyd. I’m doing ‘Wish You Were Here’.”

However, a statement from the band issued shortly afterwards reads: “In response to press speculation, Pink Floyd state that the band is NOT performing at the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.”

The surviving members of Pink Floyd last performed together in 2011 when David Gilmour and Nick Mason joined Roger Waters onstage to play ‘Outside The Wall’ during his headline show at London’s O2 Arena.

The line-up for the closing ceremony, which will celebrate 50 years of British music, is being kept a closely guarded secret, with only The Who, Kaiser Chiefs, Take That, George Michael and Emeli Sande reportedly confirmed so far.