Pink Floyd Deny Ed Sheeran London 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony Performance

2 August 2012, 17:27 | Updated: 2 August 2012, 17:32

They band play down press speculation that they will be taking part in the London 2012 event later this month.

Pink Floyd have denied that they will be performing at the London 2012 Olympic Games closing ceremony later this month.

Ed Sheeran had claimed he was set to perform with the group during an interview in Australia this week.

"I'm playing the closing ceremony – which I think is kinda cool right?" he said. "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'"

But Pink Floyd have issued a statement as a band denying that they will be involved.

They said in a statement given to "In response to press speculation, Pink Floyd state that the band is not performing at the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games."

The veteran rock band Pink Floyd includes Roger Waters:

Meanwhile, in a message on Twitter earlier today, Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason suggested that the band had been approached about performing.

"Although this has been discussed as far as I am aware it is not yet confirmed," he wrote.

Speculation has been rife in recent weeks over which artists will perform at the closing ceremony, with One Direction and The Spice Girls both linked to the event at the Olympic Stadium on 12th August.