The Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Summer Olympics will be on 12 August in the Olympic Stadium. The worldwide broadcast will get under way at 21:00 BST and aim to finish by 23:45. There will be an estimated global audience of 750 million. The ceremony will include a handover to the next host city for the 2016 Summer Olympics, Rio de Janeiro. The Olympic Cauldron will be extinguished to signal the end of the Games. It will be lit again in Sochi, Russia during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics. The overall budget for all four Olympic and Paralympics ceremonies is £80 million, which is twice the original budget. With the opening ceremony set to cost £27 million, the remainder will be shared across the other three ceremonies.
Muse will be performing the official song of the 2012 Olympics, Survival. Other confirmed performers include Take That, The Who, George Michael, The Spice Girls, and Ed Sheeran. Others have seen rehearsing for the closing include Annie Lennox, Kate Bush, The Pet Shop Boys, Madness, Kaiser Chiefs, One Direction and Brian May. All artist and Singers prepare for Closing Ceremony on Sunday 12 August 2012 in Olympic Stadium London.
Taio Cruz and Tinie Tempah, and motormouth during the dress rehearsal for the London 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony.
Suggs of Madness, George Michael and Annie Lennox are some of the cast of British pop legends on the bill for what promises to be a spectacular closing ceremony, seen here during the dress rehearsal for the Olympics Closing Ceremony London 2012 on 12 August at Olympic Stadium London.
Jessie J is doing rehearsal for the Olympics Closing Ceremony London 2012 on 12 August at Olympic Stadium London. Buy and Sell Olympic Closing Ceremony Tickets at London Olympic Games 2012.