Olympics Closing Ceremony: Ed Sheeran Performs With Pink Floyd And Genesis Musicians
12 August 2012, 22:47
The 'A Team' singer-songwriter wowed the Olympic Stadium with an emotional performance.
Ed Sheeran took to the stage alongside an all-star cast of musicians this evening for the London 2012 Olympic Games closing ceremony to perform the Pink Floyd hit 'Wish You Were Here'.
The 'Lego House' singer performed at the Olympic Stadium after Annie Lennox wowed the crowd with her hit 'Little Bird', and was joined by Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason, Genesis' Mike Rutherford and The Feeling guitarist Richard Jones.
Ed led the thousands in attendance through an emotional rendition of Pink Floyd's 1975 hit, while a man crossed a tightrope suspended high above the stadium.
After the 'A Team' singer's well received performance British comedian Russell Brand then drive into the venue on a psychedelic bus to sing the song 'Pure Imagination', best known as performed by Gene Wilder in the 1971 musical Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory.
After bringing the bus to a halt, Russell emerged from the top backed by a legion of brightly clad dancers to sing The Beatles hit 'I Am The Walrus'.
Check out a picture of Ed Sheeran performing 'Wish You Were Here' live below (Credit: PA):
Earlier in the event the likes of One Direction, Madness, Pet Shop Boys, Annie Lennox and George Michael all performed at the highly anticipated live show.
The London 2012 Closing Ceremony is still expected to feature performances from the likes of Tinie Tempah, Jessie J and The Spice Girls.
Tonight's closing ceremony will end with the extinguishing of the Olympic flame and the official handover of the Olympic Games to Rio De Janeiro in Brazil.