Olympics Closing Ceremony Will Include Brand, Moss And Stripping Lollipop Ladies
While details of the Olympics closing ceremony "are still a closely guarded secret," a working set list obtained by the London DAILY MAIL reveals it will be a "two-hour musical and theatrical extravaganza," according to Katie Nicholl. The event will include entertainer Russell Brand, model Kate Moss, Coldstream Guards and "stripping lollipop ladies." Some of the highlights will include live performances by Queen, Take That, Annie Lennox, George Michael, Ray Davies, The Pet Shop Boys and Madness. For younger music fans "there are likely to be appearances" by Emeli Sande who is due to open the show with her hit "Read All About It," Kaiser Chiefs, One Direction, Elbow, Ed Sheeran, Tinie Tampah and Jessie J. The Who are "scheduled to close the show while ballerina Darcey Bussell and 300 dancers from the Royal Ballet perform The Spirit of The Flame as the Olympic Flame is put on." In full punk get-up, Brand is scheduled to "perform a comedy version" of the Sex Pistols' song "Pretty Vacant" with actresses Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. Brand will also perform The Beatles' song "I Am The Walrus" (DAILY MAIL, 7/14).