Kylie Minogue, Lulu and Deacon Blue to perform at Commonwealth Games closing ceremony

The finale will take place at 9pm on Sunday (August 3)

Kylie Minogue, Lulu and Deacon Blue will perform at the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth games on Sunday (August 3).

Kylie Minogue’s performance will represent the Games’ transfer to Australia in 2018. According to organisers, some 40,000 people are expected to attend the ceremony which is being dubbed “a night out not to be missed”.

Some 160 tonnes of staging, 3,000 props and 454 flags will be transported to Hampden Park Stadium in Glasgow for the event, which will begin at 9pm. The show will be broadcast live on the BBC, BBC News reports, and in 71 Commonwealth nations and territories.

The show will see Deacon Blue performing to their biggest ever global audience. Also lined up to appear are singer-songwriter Dougie MacLean and Glasgow synthpop band Prides.

Glasgow 2014 chief executive David Grevemberg said: “We are delighted to reveal the glittering line-up of Scottish and international talent joining us in Hampden Park for the closing ceremony.”

“There is so much for so many people to celebrate. Our Commonwealth athletes have been inspirational and the people of Glasgow and Scotland will give them and all our visitors a great send-off.”

Rod Stewart and Susan Boyle were among the performers who opened the sporting event on July 23.