Muse, The Spice Girls ready themselves for Olympic closing ceremony

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The Spice Girls and Muse are among the acts confirmed to perform at tonight’s (August 12) Olympic closing ceremony, while Liam Gallagher is rumoured to perform Oasis‘ ‘Wonderwall’.

According to The Telegraph, Emeli Sande will perform ‘Read All About It’ with Professor Green, Jessie J and Tinie Tempah will perform in the back of a white Rolls Royce, The Kinks’ Ray Davies will sing ‘Waterloo Sunset’ and Russell Brand will cover The Sex Pistols’ ‘Pretty Vacant’.

Other acts who will be taking part in tonight’s live show include Ed Sheeran, One Direction, Take That, The Who, Madness and George Michael. Kate Bush is also rumoured to be making a rare appearance.

Earlier this week (August 9), Muse posted a sneak preview picture from the Olympic Games closing ceremony rehearsals on Twitter. The picture, which you can see above, is titled ‘Warming up…’ and shows the band’s frontman Matt Bellamy trailed by a host of drummers in gold costumes.


Meanwhile, The Spice Girls have been pictured rehearsing for the 3hr music spectacular. The photo, which you can see below, shows all five members of the infamous girl group on top of black London cabs. According to the Daily Mail, they will be performing their hit debut single ‘Wannabe’ and ‘Spice Up Your Life’.

The newspaper reports the music of The Beatles, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones and Elton John will be featured in the closing ceremony spectacular.

Other artists pictured rehearsing for the show include Tinie Tempah, Queen guitarist Brian May, Jessie J, George Michael, Annie Lennox and Monty Python‘s Eric Idle, while there have been rumours Fatboy Slim, Kaiser Chiefs and the Pet Shops Boys will also take part.

David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst will appear in the opening sequence as their Only Fools And Horses‘ characters Del Boy and Rodney and are rumoured to be re-enacting their classic ‘Batman and Robin’ scene.

Yesterday, London 2012 organisers confirmed that the ceremony will be titled ‘Symphony Of British Music’ and will pay tribute to the last half-century of British music. They also revealed that the spectacle will see athletes file into the stadium to form a mosh-pit, with an extra 3,500 performers set to take part.

The ceremony will display a series of London’s key landmarks, with Big Ben, Tower Bridge, Battersea Power Station, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Royal Albert Hall and the London Eye all brought to life

‘A Symphony of British Music: Music For The Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games’, an album containing music performed on the final night, will be released digitally on August 12.