Olympics: Spice Girls Revving Up For Ceremony
It looks as though rumours that the Spice Girls will be performing at the Olympic Games’ closing ceremony are true.
Pictures of the best-selling girl band show them practising at rehearsals looking as if they are standing on top of “pearly” black taxis.
Victoria Beckham last week tweeted a picture of a jewelled microphone with the cryptic comment: “Look what I found!!”
Other stars snapped by The Sun newspaper during apparent rehearsals at the Ford car plant in Dagenham, east London, were Brian May, the Pet Shop Boys, Jessie J, Annie Lennox, Tinie Tempah and George Michael, who has already revealed on Twitter that he is to perform.
Take That have been widely tipped to appear, although singer Gary Barlow’s presence is in doubt following the tragic stillbirth of his daughter Poppy.
There are rumours that 1970s chart topper Kate Bush may also be one of the stars of the show after a remix of one of her best-selling songs – Running Up That Hill – was seen on Amazon with a release date for Sunday – the list was later removed from the website.
If true, that would be a huge coup for the London 2012 organisers – the very private singer has not toured since 1979 and still has a huge following.
Full details of the line-up for the three-and-a-half-hour closing ceremony are still not known with organisers keen to keep it a surprise for the night itself.
David Arnold, the closing ceremony’s musical director, says he has planned the Olympic Stadium spectacle, which is expected to be watched by millions, as a “Symphony of British Music” that will reflect the nation as a whole.
The composer, whose credits include five scores for James Bond films, Independence Day and TV series Little Britain and Sherlock, added that it would be based around 30 classic pieces of British music.
It is also reported the event will feature models of London landmarks including Tower Bridge and St Paul’s Cathedral.
Mr Arnold said: “We’re trying to have moments where someone from the Cotswolds watching it on TV and someone from a tower block overlooking it in the East End will be able to find something in it of which they can say, ‘That’s us, really that’s Britain’.”