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And the Rumored Closing Ceremony Performers Are …

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 20: Competitors attempting to break various Guinness World Records pose in front of Tower Bridge during a photocall ahead of the Virgin London Marathon 2012 on April 20, 2012 in London, England. Mark Millrine will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the fastest marathon completed dressed as a book character. Marc Jenner, dressed in costume as children's tv programme character Bagpuss will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the fastest marathon completed dressed as a television character. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
A giant set of Olympic rings are displayed from Tower Bridge on June 27, 2012 in London, England. The rings weigh over three tonnes and measure over 25 metres wide by 11.5 metres tall; they will be illuminated in a light-show every evening during the Games. Photo: Andrew Redington/2012 Getty Images

Kate Bush! Madness! The Pet Shop Boys! Paul McCartney, again! That is in addition to confirmed performances from the Who, Muse, George Michael, Beady Eye, One Direction, and, oh yes, the Spice Girls. So this should be almost as fun as the Opening Ceremonies, minus Kenneth Branagh’s Abe Lincoln impression. Fingers crossed for more farm animals, though.

And the Rumored Closing Ceremony Performers Are…