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Kylie Minogue and Other Superstars to Perform at Glasgow 2014 Closing Ceremony

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Glasgow 2014 has unveiled an exciting international line up for the closing ceremony of the XX Commonwealth Games, which will take place at 9pm on Sunday, 3 August.

Hampden Park will host a festival of celebration and song with 2,000 volunteer performers lining up alongside global superstar Kylie Minogue and an array of iconic Scottish talents.

Just 18 hours after the conclusion of the track and field competition, Hampden Park will be transformed into a stage to bring the curtain down on Glasgow and Scotlands amazing games with over 160 tonnes of staging, over 3000 props, 454 flags and the promise of a night out not to be missed in what athletes and spectators have described as one of the worlds friendliest cities.

David Zolkwer, Head of Ceremonies and Artistic Director said, Its been an absolutely amazing time but now weve reached the bitter-sweet moment when we brace ourselves for the inevitable goodbyes and the farewells. So, after an incredible feast of sport and culture were delighted to invite everyone back to ours to party big time, and in Glasgow style. As the CGF flag will soon be travelling from Scotland to Australia our line up naturally reflects that journey. Were thrilled that such talented artists - both emerging and iconic - have enthusiastically accepted our invitation to join the party to help create an unforgettable night, a send-off for the athletes of the Commonwealth and to the millions of people watching the ceremony around the world who have been Glasgows guests for the last 11 days.

Iconic international pop super star Kylie Minogue is one of the most successful performing artists in the world and the pop princess has been topping the charts since beginning her career in 1987. She has released 45 singles and sold 68 million records worldwide. This year Kylie released her 12th studio album, Kiss Me Once, and will soon embark on a 33 date tour, proving that 2014 has all the signs of being Kylies best year yet.

Lulu who entertained the crowds at Glasgow Green during the Opening Ceremony will also appear. Hailing from Glasgow, Lulu has since topped the charts in every decade, both as a solo artist and collaborating with some of the finest talents of our time.

Deacon Blue - one of Scotlands most famous and successful bands with six million album sales, twelve UK top forty singles and two number one albums will also take to the stage. Deacon Blue has consistently been one of the most respected and celebrated bands of its generation.

One of Scotlands finest singer songwriters Dougie Maclean will also be appearing. He has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards as well as an OBE. Dougies music has featured in Hollywood films such as Last of the Mohicans.

After causing a sensation on the internet last summer the Glasgow synthpop band Prides have since converted legions of fans with their incredible live shows over the last 12 months.

David Grevemberg, Chief Executive of Glasgow 2014 said, We are delighted to reveal the glittering line up of Scottish and International talent joining us in Hampden Park for the Closing Ceremony. There is so much for so many people to celebrate. Our Commonwealth athletes have been inspirational and the people of Glasgow and Scotland will give them and all our visitors a great send-off. Never has a city or its people been prouder or more welcoming.

The ceremony will be broadcast live on the BBC and to television viewers of an estimated 1 billion in 71 Commonwealth nations and territories.

There are still a few remaining tickets left for the Closing Ceremony. Tickets can be bought on the website or by calling 0800 458 2014 (in the UK - charges may apply).

Commonwealth Games, Scotland, VisitScotland, Glasgow, Hampden Park

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