Ed Sheeran has revealed he will be performing with Pink Floyd at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 12.
Sheeran told the Australian radio station, Nova, that he would not be playing with The Who as previously rumoured:
“I’m playing the closing ceremony – which I think is kinda cool right? A lot of people think that I’m doing a song with The Who but I’m not – I’m doing a song with Pink Floyd. I’m doing ‘Wish You Were Here.’”
When pressed for further information, Sheeran added the performance would not feature all of the surviving members of Pink Floyd, but that drummer, Nick Mason, would definitely be there.
No offence, dude, but that’s like saying you’re going to be playing with The Beatles, but only Ringo Starr turns up!
Still, props to Sheeran for blagging such a cool collaboration.
Other artists rumoured to be playing the closing ceremony, titled “A Symphony of British Music,” include One Direction, Queen, Take That, George Michael and Spice Girls, the latter of whom have reportedly been rehearsing in London this week.
Indeed, Posh fuelled rumours that the pop band would be performing at the sporting event, after she tweeted a photo of the sparkly microphone which she used during the Spice Girls’ reunion tour in 2007:
Look what I found!! X vb twitter.com/victoriabeckha…
— Victoria Beckham (@victoriabeckham) August 2, 2012