A host of big names have turned down an offer to take part in the opening ceremony at next year's Olympics in London, it's been reported.
The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and a reunion of The Beatles featuring Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr had all been linked to the event on July 27, 2012.
But only Sir Paul will be able to perform, and so organisers are set to line him up to play a headline slot under his own names, reports the Daily Mirror.
A source said: "The hope was to have the cream of British music all in the line up but it now looks like Macca will be joined by some younger stars on stage.
"But of all the people you would want, McCartney is number one. He is the ultimate showman and guaranteed to get the Olympics off to a great start."
Sir Paul first hinted about his possible involvement during an interview earlier this month.
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