Ed Sheeran has confirmed he will duet with Pink Floyd at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The “+” singer had been rumoured to be joining The Who at the August 12 ceremony, but has now told Australian radio station Nova that he will in fact be playing with Pink Floyd.
Asked if he was playing, the singer said: “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‘.”
Sheeran then confirmed that the performance would not feature all the surviving members of Pink Floyd, but said that drummer Nick Mason would definitely be involved. This means that either Roger Waters or Dave Gilmour will not be present for the performance.
The surviving members of Pink Floyd last performed together in 2011 when Gilmour and Mason joined Waters onstage to play “Outside The Wall” during his headline show at London’s O2 Arena.
The line-up for the closing ceremony, which will celebrate 50 years of British music, is being kept a closely guarded secret, with only The Who, Kaiser Chiefs, Take That, George Michael and Emeli Sande reportedly confirmed so far.
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