Published Friday, 27 July 2012
Scottish singer Paolo Nutini performing at Friday night's Olympic concert. (© Getty)
The extravaganza features performers from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Scottish singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini kicked off the concert. Duran Duran were flying the English flag, and the Stereophonics represented Wales.
The organisers were saving the best for last though as Co Down global chart toppers Snow Patrol are set to round off the event.
The show includes a live relay to the Olympic Stadium, allowing concert goers to watch the ceremony unfold.
Organisers have been given a special extension to allow Snow Patrol to perform late after the plug was pulled on Bruce Springsteen at a show in the park earlier this month when he overran a 10.30pm curfew.
Show-opener Nutini took the stage nearly 90 minutes before the opening ceremony was due to begin. Opening with hit single 10/10, he was greeted by screams and flag-waving from fans clutching flags from the home nations.