Paul McCartney to kick off London 2012 Olympics

London: Sir Paul McCartney is set to headline the opening ceremony of London 2012 Olympics, it has been revealed.

The former Beatle is set to perform in front of a global audience of billions as British talent is showcased at the games opening ceremony on July 27.

Sir Paul told Olympic organisers he`s “up for” doing the show but detailed plans and choice of songs have yet to be finalised, reports the Telegraph.

The Rolling Stones reportedly declined an offer to perform and Led Zeppelin is also said to be staying away after frontman Robert Plant said he was not interested.

A music industry source told the Daily Mirror: “The hope was to have the cream of British music all in the line up but it now looks like Macca will be joined by some younger stars on stage.

“But of all the people you would want, McCartney is number one.

“He is the ultimate showman and guaranteed to get the Olympics off to a great start,” the source added.


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