Olympic closing ceremony to include `Muse and George Michael`

Last Updated: Aug 09, 2012, 16:57 PM IST

London: While London 2012 officials are keen to keep secret details of Sunday’s Olympic closing ceremony, George Michael and Muse have confirmed their involvement in the event.

The former ‘Wham!’ singer announced his involvement on Twitter, and Muse, who performed the official track for the Olympics, told NME magazine they would be involved.

“We want to keep everything a secret, as with the opening ceremony,” the BBC quoted a Locog spokesman as saying.

“There’s been a rumour bandied about, particularly in the last 48 hours,” the spokesman said.

The ceremony, which begins at 2100 BST on Sunday, is likely to be watched by a capacity 80,000 crowd at the Olympic Stadium, with a global TV audience that could match the estimated 900m who watched the opening of the Games.

The ceremony, which begins at 2100 BST on Sunday, is likely to be watched by a capacity 80,000 crowd at the Olympic Stadium, with a global TV audience that could match the estimated 900m who watched the opening of the Games.

It will be called “A Symphony of British Music” and artistic director Kim Gavin said months ago the programme would span music from “Elgar to Adele”.

“Spending most of the next week rehearsing like crazy for the Olympic closing ceremony...,” Michael tweeted on Tuesday.

“Obviously a bit nervous not having played for nearly a year, but rehearsals sounding great so far!” he added.

ANI