Pink Floyd to perform live at London Olympics’ closing ceremony?


Pink Floyd will perform their classic single ‘Wish You Were Here‘ live at the London Olympics’ closing ceremony later this month, according to British popstar Ed Sheeran.

Sheeran has apparently told Australian radio station Nova he will be joining the legendary British band for a performance of the 1975 single, which if true would mark Pink Floyd’s first major live appearance in the UK since the Live 8 concerts back in 2005.

“I’m playing the closing ceremony – which I think is kinda cool right,” Sheeran is quoted as saying. “A lot of people think that I’m doing a song with The Who but I’m not – I’m doing a song with Pink Floyd. I’m doing ‘Wish You Were Here’.”

Danny Boyle’s Olympics productions have had a strong rock theme so far, with the opening ceremony including live appearances by the likes of Sir Paul McCartney and the Arctic Monkeys, while the closing ceremony is also rumoured to feature bands such as the Kaiser Chiefs and Beady Eye.

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