Inside the Olympic Stadium, surviving Who members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend performed a medley of hits as the Games’ closing ceremony drew to an end, with ‘My Generation‘ signalling the start of a huge fireworks display after the likes of Brian May, Ray Davies and Muse had also played live.
Meanwhile, over at Hyde Park, Blur headlined a special concert which coincided with the main closing ceremony, and were joined onstage by Phil Daniels and comedian Harry Enfield during a career-spanning set.
Blur were topping a bill which also included spots by Bombay Bicycle Club, New Order and The Specials, and opened up with the 1994 single ‘Girls & Boys‘. “What an extraordinary couple of weeks it’s been for the Olympics,” frontman Damon Albarn told the crowd, while also dedicating ‘Song 2‘ to double Olympic champion Mo Farah, whom he described as ‘an inspiring human being’.
Blur’s future post-Hyde Park remains unclear after Albarn revealed last week that the show is likely to be their last ‘for a long time‘.Just Published: