Star studded line-up sees London Games come to a close
David Renshaw
09:03 13th August 2012

Queen, The Who and Jessie J were amongst the performers at last night's Olympic Games closing ceremony (Aug 12).

Taking place in the Olympic Stadium, the Symphony of British Music saw the past sixty years of music in the UK played out with some of the key figures from each decade performing live.

The Spice Girls staged  their latest comeback with all five members of the group arriving in the stadium via personalised cars, singing 'Spice Up Your Life' as they went.

Elsewhere, there were performances from The Who, Ed Sheeran, Pink Floyd, Pet Shop Boys, The Kinks' Ray Davies, Kaiser Chiefs, Annie Lennox, One Direction and Monty Python's Eric Idle. In a bizarre segment of the show, comedian Russell Brand performed a version of The Beatles 'I Am The Walrus'.

As expected, Take That appeared with Gary Barlow - just days after he lost his newborn daughter Poppy. The group performed their hit 'Rule The World' as celebratory fireworks exploded around them.

Elsewhere, Liam Gallagher performed the Oasis classic 'Wonderwall' with his Beady Eye bandmates and Muse performed their Olympic single 'Survival'. George Michael also made an appearance, performing his hit single 'Freedom' as well as new track 'White Light'.

However, it was Jessie J who made perhaps the most contributions to the closing ceremony, performing by herself, with Tinie Tempah, Taio Cruz and again with Queen. Dressed in a nude catsuit, Jessie sang 'Price Tag', 'Written In The Stars' and then joined Taio Cruz on a version of the Bee Gees' 'You Should Be Dancing' before singing 'We Will Rock You' alongside Brian May and Roger Taylor.

The closing ceremony bowed out in style, however, with The Who playing 'My Generation' to all 80,000 fans inside the stadium.

Below: photos from the Olympics closing ceremony

  • Victoria Beckham

  • Tinie Tempah

  • Pet Shop Boys

  • Victoria Beckham

  • Victoria Beckham

  • Spice Girls

  • Prince Harry and Kate Middleton

  • Take That

  • Queen and Jessie J

  • One Direction

  • Russell Brand

  • George Michael