Leaked document appears to show Danny Boyle’s music choice for the opening ceremony
The leaked document is also said to feature The Jam, The Beatles, Happy Mondays M.I.A and Adele on the 86 track set, according to The Sun. An Olympics spokesperson refused to confirm whether the playlist would be part of the opening ceremony.
Film director Danny Boyle is working with Underworld on the soundtrack to this summer’s Olympics opening ceremony, which he is masterminding. The soundtrack is also said to include themes from popular TV programmes including Eastenders and Doctor Who.
Last week Boyle unveiled a number of elements of the £27 million spectacle due to take place on July 27, including “mosh pits” at both ends of the East London arena and, in a nod to Glastonbury Festival’s fallow year, a model of Glastonbury Tor. One of the mosh pits will have a festival atmosphere and the other a Last Night of the Proms theme. Both will be made up of around 100 young people.
Boyle has refused to confirm any of the acts that will be playing the event, however Paul McCartney has revealed that he will be performing, saying that he is “closing the opening” of London 2012.
Boyle has previously explained that the show is not a musical show but a ‘narrative set to music’.