Olympic Closing Ceremony: Kate Bush, George Michael, The Spice Girls Rumored To Perform

Todd Rigney - Author

Jun. 15 2013, Updated 9:14 p.m. ET

As the 2012 London Olympics reach their conclusion, many people are wondering who will perform during the closing ceremonies. Although nothing has been set in stone as of this writing, that hasn’t stopped the British press from speculating wildly about the musicians who might lend their talents to what is being described as “the greatest after-party.”

One of the more prominent names to be mentioned in the flurry of rumors being tossed around at the moment is Kate Bush. Although it’s unclear at the moment if she will be performing this Sunday night, the singer would certainly be in good company if any of these speculations become a reality. In addition to Kate Bush, George Michael, Muse, and The Who are also rumored to be joining in the festivities.

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One of the more interesting pieces of gossip being kicked around over the past few days is the supposed reunion of The Spice Girls during the closing ceremony. Although the group went on hiatus in 2000, they came back together for a reunion tour in 2007.

The Hollywood Reporter also lists Adele, Pet Shop Boys, One Direction, and Ed Sheeran as possible candidates to perform on Sunday. The article goes on to hint at other potential appearances, though, honestly, any British musician with a hit single seems to be in consideration.

“To me, this should be the greatest after-party in the world,” David Arnold, music director of the Olympic Closing Ceremony, told The Telegraph. “If the Opening Ceremony was the wedding, then we’re the wedding reception. We’re the one where everyone gets out of their cars at the village hall, goes ‘Wasn’t that lovely, everyone looked great, let’s put on Blame It On the Boogie and have a laugh.’ ”

Be sure to clear your schedule Sunday night, as the 2012 London Olympics Closing Ceremony will begin at 9pm British Time.


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