From Duran Duran To Snow Patrol: Musicians Set To Rock Olympics Opening Ceremony
London 2012 is finally upon us and we’re all very excited about seeing the Opening Ceremony gig that’s being held on Friday at the Olympic Park to mark the start of the historical event that’s set to continue throughout the summer. Who’s excited??
The musical line-up will see acts from all four host nations of the UK, with Duran Duran representing England, Snow Patrol representing Northern Ireland, Stereophonics representing Wales, and Paolo Nutini representing Scotland.
Simon Le Bon, lead singer of Duran Duran, said of the eagerly-anticipated, “Performing to so many people on the most exciting day in sport for Great Britain will be one of the highlights of the last decade for us. We have been invited to represent England for this Team GB show, and we couldn’t be more proud. Seeing the torch being lit on the big screens before hitting the stage in this iconic location will be a great experience… we simply can’t wait.”
Paul McCartney has also confirmed that he’ll be performing at the massive London event. Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live Drive, he ended the speculation and said “I’ve been booked” and added that he would be “closing the opening”.
He also admitted that “on certain occasions” he still gets nerves before performing.
And with an estimated worldwide audience of four billion people, Paul’s definitely going to be feeling the nerves on Friday night!
Where will you be watching the opening ceremony?