Posted: 13 August, 2012
by Dan The Internut
Britain's Biggest Artists Rock The London 2012 Closing Ceremony Including Liam Gallagher's Beady Eye, The Who, Queen, Muse, Pink Floyd And More
Britain's biggest artists come together to rock the London Closing ceremony.
Brian May and Jesse J perform at the closing ceremony in London (Photo AAP: EPA/NIC BOTHMA)
The London 2012 Olympic Stadium lit up in a beautiful spectrum of colour and music for the closing ceremony this morning with a collection of the Britain's biggest artists coming together to give the biggest sporting event in the world a fitting finale.
Liam Gallagher's new solo outfit Beady Eye, led by Liam on vocals, performed the Oasis '90s classic "Wonderwall", while Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason recreated "Wish You Were Here" with Ed Sheeran, Richard Jones (The Feeling) and Mike Rutherford (Genesis).
Queen made an appearance with Jessie J leading on vocals, while Muse rocked out their song "Survival", which was written specially for the London Games.
Earlier the voice of Freddie Mercury could be heard echoing around the stadium, singing Queen's anthem "Bohemian Rhapsody".
One of the UK's most iconic rock bands, The Who, did their classic "Baba O'Riley", while The Kaiser Chiefs did a version of The Who's "Pinball Wizard".
Five cabs each carrying one of the Spice Girls - reformed for one night only to - perform "Spice Up Your Life" & "Wannabe" and Fatboy Slim performed two songs - "Right Here, Right Now" & "The Rockafeller Skank".
Other acts to perform included Russell Brand singing "Pure Imagination" from the film Willy Wonka movie, George Michael, Jessie J, Tinie Tempah and Taio Cruz.
Emeli Sande – Read All About It
Urban Voices (gospel choir) – Because (by the Beatles)
Julian Lloyd Webber with London Symphony Orchestra – Elgar’s Salut D’Amour
LSO – God Save the Queen
Madness with Hackney Colliery Band – Our House
Household Division Ceremonial State Band – Parklife
Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls
One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
Beatles – A Day in the Life (not live)
Ray Davies – Waterloo Sunset
LSO – Parade of Athletes (written by David Arnold for the Ceremony)
Elbow – Open Arms
Elbow – One Day Like This
Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God remix 2012)
Urban Voices Collective and the Dhol Foundation – Here Comes the Sun (by George Harrison)
John Lennon – Imagine (performed by Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir and Liverpool Signing Choir)
Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
George Michael – Freedom ’90
George Michael – White Light
Kaiser Chiefs – Pinball Wizard
Annie Lennox – Little Bird
Ed Sheeran – Wish You Were Here (by Pink Floyd) with Nick Mason, Mike Rutherford and Richard Jones
David Bowie – Space Oddity / Changes / Ziggy Stardust / Jean Genie / Rebel Rebel / Diamond Dogs / Young Americans / Let’s Dance / Fashion (not live)
Russell Brand and Bond – Pure Imagination / I Am the Walrus
Fatboy Slim – Right Here, Right Now and Rockafeller Skank
Jessie J – Price Tag
Tinie Tempah – Written in the Stars
Taio Cruz – Dynamite
Bee Gees – You Should Be Dancing (recorded)
Spice Girls – Spice Up Your Life
Beady Eye, with Liam Gallagher – Wonderwall
Electric Light Orchestra – Mr Blue Sky (recorded)
Eric Idle – Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
Muse – Survival
Brian May and Roger Taylor – Brighton Rock
Brian May, Roger Taylor and Jessie J – We Will Rock You
London Philharmonic Orchestra – National Anthem of Greece
London Welsh Male Voice Choir and London Welsh Rugby Club Choir – Olympic Anthem
The Who – Baba O’Riley / See Me, Feel Me / Listening to You / My Generation