Kylie to top bill at Games closing show

Published Thursday, 31 July 2014
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Pop superstar Kylie Minogue will top the bill at the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, it has been announced.

Kylie to top bill at Games closing show
Kylie Minogue will perform at the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games. (© Getty)

Hampden Park in the city will be transformed from a sports arena to a festival of celebration and song with 2,000 volunteer performers lining up alongside Kylie and Scottish favourites Lulu, Deacon Blue and Dougie Maclean

David Grevemberg, chief executive of Glasgow 2014, said: "We are delighted to reveal the glittering line up of Scottish and international talent joining us in Hampden Park for the closing ceremony.

"There is so much for so many people to celebrate. Our Commonwealth athletes have been inspirational and the people of Glasgow and Scotland will give them and all our visitors a great send-off. Never has a city or its people been prouder or more welcoming."

David Zolkwer, head of ceremonies and artistic director, added: "It's been an absolutely amazing time but now we've reached the bittersweet moment when we brace ourselves for the inevitable goodbyes and the farewells.

"So, after an incredible feast of sport and culture, we're delighted to invite everyone 'back to ours' to party big time, in Glasgow style.

Kylie is one of the most successful artists in the world, topping the charts since beginning her career in 1987. She has released 45 singles and sold 68 million records worldwide.

This year Kylie released her 12th studio album, Kiss Me Once, and will soon embark on a 33 date tour, including a show in Belfast this November.

The closing ceremony will be broadcast live to a television audience of an estimated one billion in 71 Commonwealth nations and territories.

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