Pink Floyd to play Olympic Games closing ceremony in London

14:14 02 August 2012

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran


The Dark Side of the Moon music legends will perform their classic track Wish You Were Here with Ed Sheeran.

It will be the first Floyd reunion since Live 8 in 2005. Members of the band have famously difficult relations.

Not every member of the Floyd will take art, let slip flame haired hit-maker of ‘The A Team,’ Sheeran.

“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’.”

Nick Mason, who drummed in the mega-selling band said a lot will depend on whether relations between David Gilmour and Roger Waters ease.

Mason said previously: “I have a different view to David. If you ask David, he’ll go, ‘Not a chance,’ where I sort of live in hope and think that Roger and David are capable of rising to an occasion.

“So if there were another Live 8, or something close to their heart, I think that could swing something.”

Latest News

Image copyright of Eric Coeckelberghs and courtesy of Vulcan to the Sky Trust

The plane will fly over Gravesend, Whistable, Herne Bay, Manston, Dover and Ashford

Tommy Hoare

Tommy Hoare was jailed for two-and-a-half years after sexually assaulting a teenage girl on three seperate occasions

Cyclists gathering the wreath

Gravesend Rugby Club is holding a four day cycling event from Gravesend to Ypres


The road is partially blocked between junction of Henhurst Road and Valley Drive.

Yesterday, 12:28

Entry slip road at junction 1A also reopened

Yesterday, 09:25
David John Griffin

David John Griffin first began writing The Unusual Possession of Alastair Stubb when he was a student four decades ago

Most read


You'll be stocked up on toiletries  for a while!

Cosmetics, toiletries, vitamins and more.

You could be splashing the cash at Topshop!

Just imagine what you could do with £1,000 to spend at Topshop.

Digital Edition

Read the Gravesend Reporter e-edition today E-edition

Family Notices 24

Local business directory

Our trusted business finder