Though the process is still going on, Britain is still picking who will perform at the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympics, and it has been announced that it will be all British performers anyone “from Elgar to Adele.”
The people behind the ceremony announced on Thursday that the theme will be “A Symphony of British Music,” and will feature well-known and new artists performing iconic British songs, according to MSNBC.
Film and theater director Stephen Daldry said “It is, in a sense, the soundtrack of our lives.” Daldry is the executive producer of the Olympic and Paralympic opening and closing ceremonies.
The London Symphony Orchestra will be providing the musical backing for the Aug. 12 show.
Music director David Arnold said announced that all the performers would be British and said, “We go from-without saying we’ve booked anyone- Elgar to Adele.”
Though the team behind the ceremony has been careful not to release any names, rumors about The Rolling Stone, Paul McCartney and even the Spice Girls have been floating around.
Adele, one of the most popular British sensations of the moment, has had her sophomore album “21” on the charts for a year. She recently won 6 Grammys and 2 trophies at the Brit music awards.
However, as with the other performers, no official word on if Adele will make an appearance.
The designer behind the ceremony, Es Devlin has created sets for Kanye West, Jay Z and Lady Gaga tours.
Devlin says that the show will features 3,500 volunteers who will perform and hundreds of schoolchildren.
The ceremony will also include a Carnival- style section brought by the host of the 2016 Olympic Games, Rio de Janeiro.