The 2012 London Olympics has lived up to all the hype, but with the Games nearing an end, it's time to turn our attention to the Closing Ceremony.
After the final medals are handed out Sunday, artistic director Kim Gavin and his crew will put on one hell of a show to cap off the two-plus weeks of festivities in Great Britain. Like the Opening Ceremony, there will be a heavy emphasis on British music, from the classic rock of the Sixties to the pop of today.
It will be a star-studded evening of entertainment, so make sure you tune in for the action. Here is everything you need to know about the event.
Date: Sunday, August 12
Location: Olympic Stadium, London
Start Time: 4:00 p.m. ET
TV Coverage: NBC (tape delay starting at 7:00 p.m. ET)
Performers: According to Mirror Online, musicians rumored to perform include Adele, Beady Eye, Kate Bush, Jamiroquai, Elton John & George Michael, Ray Davies of The Kinks, Annie Lennox, Paul McCartney, Madness, Muse, One Direction, The Pet Shop Boys, Queen, The Rolling Stones, Ed Sheeran and Pink Floyd's Nick Mason, The Spice Girls, Take That, Paul Weller and The Who.
There will also be a march of 10,000 athletes (sprinter Bryshon Nellum will be the American flag bearer), as well as speeches from the Queen, London mayor Boris Johnson and Jacques Rogge, President of the International Olympics Committee.
The event is expected to run for about two hours and 45 minutes.
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