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Spice Girls, Jessie J and Kate Bush rumoured for London 2012 closing ceremony

The Spice Girls, Jessie J, Annie Lennox and Tinie Tempah are among the latest British acts reportedly tipped to sing for their tickets at the closing night ceremony of the London 2012 Games.


The media and social networks have been abuzz with speculation and fresh names are popping up to join the ultimate British playlist, which is being helmed by music director David Arnold.


British tabloid The Sun dispatched a snapper to take pictures of artists arriving and departing the event’s rehearsal space in a former car manufacturing plant in Dagenham to the east of London.


Other musicians snapped coming and going at the rehearsal space include Brian May of Queen, the Pet Shop Boys and George Michael as well as the re-formed Spice Girls. The Daily Mail published several photos of the Girls rehearsing on risers build atop souped-up British taxi cabs. Catch a glimpse here:



No sign of the famously reclusive Kate Bush yet, although a 2012 remix of her classic song Running Up the Hill was listed for release on Amazon on August 12, the night the Closing Ceremony begins.


The link has since been removed but fans are hoping that’s because of organizer wishes to keep the content and playlist under wraps until the big show.


Muse, George Michael, The Who and Simon Cowell progeny One Direction are expected rather than tipped now.


Arnold told The Daily Telegraph newspaper he thinks the closing ceremony “should be the greatest after-party in the world.”


The closing gig has a big act to follow after Danny Boyle’s opening ceremony extravaganza that saw performances from Paul McCartney, Mike Oldfield, Underworld, Dizzee Rascal and Emeli Sande among others.

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Lucien writes on film, television and politics at and co-hosts the podcasts Above All Else and The 99%.

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