Kylie, Deacon Blue and Prides perform at festival-themed Commonwealth Games closing party

The two stages were inspired by Glasgow venue Barrowlands

The closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games 2014 saw Glasgow’s Hampden Park decked out like a music festival.

The event, which began at 9pm last night, saw performers dancing with colourful pop-up tents. Earlier the athletes who had competed in the Games emerged from tents dotted throughout the stadium.

The musical entertainment for the evening, which was attended by 40,000 people, included Glasgow-born singer Lulu, who performed her 1964 single ‘Shout’, Deacon Blue, who performed ‘Dignity’, and up-and-coming Glasgow synthpop band Prides, who performed their song ‘Messiah’.

Australian pop star Kylie Minogue performed a medley of hits, representing the fact that the next Commonwealth Games takes place in the Gold Coast, Australia in 2018.

The two specially designed stages were inspired by those at Glasgow’s iconic Barrowland Ballroom reports Western Daily Press.