Danny Boyle’s spectacular Olympic Opening Ceremony will be a hard act to follow and with One Direction confirmed and The Spice Girls rumoured to be reforming, many are doubtful that the send-off will be as impressive as the launch.
Choreographer Kim Gavin, the Olympic closing ceremony’s artistic director, will use London as his inspiration, with the Closing Ceremony titled ‘A Symphony of British Music’ to celebrate British music over the last 50 years.
X Factor boyband One Direction have already confirmed that they will perform and Victoria Beckham has dropped some unsubtle hints on Twitter that the Spice Girls will reform for the ceremony.
It’s also being touted around that Take That, The Who and George Michael will take part. Ed Sheeran has confirmed his appearance, possibly singing Pink Floyd’s classic Wish You Were Here.
However, despite some of the questionable additions to the line-up , the Olympic closing ceremony will feature some guaranteed tear-jerkers including the march of the athletes, in which the Olympic athletes will walk together, rather than in national groups, to symbolise unity.
A cast of 4,100, including 3,500 adult volunteers and 380 schoolchildren from the six east London host boroughs will take part alongside trained circus performers.
London landmarks including Big Ben and Tower Bridge will be featured and, according to reports, The London Eye and the Gherkin will be wrapped in newspaper print featuring references to works of art and literature, including the opening line to William Blake’s poem, The Tyger.
The broadcast of the London 2012 Closing Ceremony will begin at 9pm on Sunday.
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