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Paul McCartney To Close Olympics’ Opening Ceremony

News came from across the pond this week that Paul McCartney will be the closing act for the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

He confirmed the news in an interview with BBC Radio 5 Live Drive by saying, “I’ve been booked” as well as mentioning his placement among the night’s concert celebration.

McCartney was just in London to perform at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert this week, also closing out the star-packed bill, complete with fireworks and Beatles favorites.

A full line-up of artists for the Olympic’s opening ceremony has yet to be announced. Famed Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle is the Artistic Director for the event.

The 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony will be held on July 27, marking the beginning of the Summer Games.

Heather Stas, CBS Local

  • RainbowRay

    Maye he’ll do an Olympic Marathon for the “longest closing ceremony on record ” (would n’t mind; great artis!). I remmbe, my dad attended the 1948 London Games as I remember finding the actual program from those games. He lived in London and Luton for a time after the war ended; he came as a displaced person before coming to Canada in the 50’s.


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