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Ed Sheeran to perform with Pink Floyd at London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony | Music News

August 1st, 2012 | by Andy Bustard
Ed Sheeran to perform with Pink Floyd at London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony | Music News
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After hinting to MTV News last week that he “might be playing with quite a big rock band” at the London 2012 Olympics, Ed Sheeran confirmed in an interview with Brisbane’s Nova 106.9 that he will be performing at the Games for the closing ceremony. And that “big rock band”? Just one of the UK’s most popular musical exports, Pink Floyd.

“Actually, this can be the place where I actually say that I’m doing it,” he said. “Because a lot of people think I’m doing a song with The Who, but I’m not, I’m doing a song with Pink Floyd, doing ‘Wish You Were Here.’”

Fans of the Dark Side of the Moon rockers will be aware of the band’s poor relations, so only drummer Nick Mason will make an appearance, while Sheeran will handle the vocal duties.

The London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony will be held on August 12th.

Comments

  1. [...] the legendary rocker or rockers at the big event. In an interview with Nova 106.9 (courtesy of SoulCulture) he states that so far only Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason is confirmed to appear, and quickly [...]

  2. Steve says:

    The headline of: ” Ed Sheeran to perform with Pink Floyd at London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony” is total and utter hogwash!
    He’s playing with Nick Mason, the drummer of the band, not the entire band! Jesus, can they tilt the headline anymore?

    Headline Fail!!!!

  3. Steve says:

    So he’s not really performing with Pink Floyd, but rather just 1/4th of the band. One can only hope either Roger or Dave shows up too, but we all know both will not share a stage again.

  4. [...] the legendary rocker or rockers at the big event. In an interview with Nova 106.9 (courtesy of SoulCulture) he states that so far only Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason is confirmed to appear, and quickly [...]

  5. [...] the legendary rocker or rockers at the big event. In an interview with Nova 106.9 (courtesy of SoulCulture) he states that so far only Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason is confirmed to appear, and quickly [...]

  6. Fingersfollen says:

    “Poor relations within the band”! Come on! It’s not 1985! I’ve liked them and been collecting Floyd stuff since 1987. Unfortunately since Rick Wright passed away, they stuck out some pretty dodgy box sets & now they feel it’s a good way of absorbing the wonga out of the younger kids! This time by team up with a Warbling Ginger Sperm! 

  7. 4ctmam says:

    It what be so cool if Stéphane Grappelli could perform but I’m afraid he may not be up for it as HE’S BEEN DEAD FORE THE LAST 15 YEARS!

  8. [...] to this article, Nick Mason will perform ‘Wish You Were Here’ with Ed Sheeran in the closing cermonies [...]