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Music was the star of the London 2012 Closing Ceremony.
The closing ceremony for the XXX Olympic Games was a huge outdoor festival, a tribute to music, fashion and English culture. Kevin Gavin, artistic director of the ceremony, put together a show with big stars and new talents of the British music, and well-known characters. On stage performed among others: The Who, The Spice Girls, Take That, Tinie Tempah, George Michael, Fatboy Slim, Madness, Jessie J, Annie Lennox, Kaiser Chiefs, Taio Cruz, Liam Gallagher, Brian May and Roger Taylor , Pet Shop Boys, Muse, Emeli Sande, Eric Idle, Julian Lloyd Webber, Ed Sheeran, Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell. "That of Kim Gavin was a celebration of athletes, volunteers, of London and the whole nation, who helped to organize the great Olympic Games. We have shown the best of us with these Games and have allowed the world's greatest athletes to shine. I would like to pay tribute to the volunteers, participants and the country that have made it possible for the Games to be memorable for the athletes and sports fans around the world, "said Seb Coe, Chairman of the London 2012 Organizing Committee. After the ceremony, the Olympic brazier was opened and 204 individual bronze petals, representing each participating nations of the London 2012 Games, have been extinguished. The evening ended with the handover between the City of London and Rio de Janeiro, which will be hosting the Games in 2016.