The Closing Ceremony of the London Summer Olympics was full of music, stars, and culture. The fun, festive and fast-moving show opened with pop bands Madness, Pet Shop Boys and One Direction.
Those also appearing on stage were Ray Davies, Fatboy Slim, Jessie J, George Michael, the Spice Girls, Russell Brand and Eric Idle, who led the crowd in a version of “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life,” while surrounded by skating nuns. The Who closed the evening with “My Generation.”
Along with the greats of the British music scene, more than 4,100 participants including 3,500 adult volunteers and 380 schoolchildren from the six east London host boroughs participated in the event according to the official London 2012 website.