London 2012 Olympics: Sir Paul McCartney confirms he will perform at opening ceremony at Games

From The Telegraph:

Sir Paul McCartney, the former Beatle, has confirmed he will end the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics in London.

performance by the 69 year-old – who starred at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert on Monday night, has long been rumoured, and in January he disclosed he was in talks about taking part.

Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live Drive, he ended the speculation and said “I’ve been booked” and added that he would be “closing the opening”.

He also admitted that “on certain occasions” he still gets nerves before performing.

A total cast of 15,000 will take part in the Olympic and Paralympic opening and closing ceremonies, which will be watched by an estimated worldwide audience of four billion people.

The full line-up of the opening ceremony on July 27 has yet to be announced.

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