Olympic Parade hits right notes

The Olympic Parade closed the London 2012 Olympics with live performances from The Pet Shop Boys, Amy McDonald, Katherine Jenkins and The Noisettes


This article is from 2012.

The Pet Shop Boys

The Pet Shop Boys

The Pet Shop Boys and Katherine Jenkins serenaded athletes at the Olympic Parade in London yesterday (01.09.12).

The parade saw British athletes who had competed in the Olympic and Paralympic Games transported through London to outside Buckingham Palace, where speeches were given by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, and Prime Minister David Cameron before pop acts took to the stage.

Amy MacDonald was first to perform on the Queen Victoria Memorial, singing her song 'Pride', accompanied by acoustic guitar.

She later tweeted: "Thank you so much for all the lovely messages. I felt so honoured to be there today and to be part of an amazing celebration for Team GB!"

The Pet Shop Boys then played a number of their songs including 'West End Girls', 'Go West' and the aptly-titled 'Winner'.

Katherine Jenkins sung the British national anthem, 'God Save the Queen' before The Noisettes closed the show.

Gold medalist Victoria Pendleton said the parade had been "emotional."

The cyclist said: "It makes you feel so proud. It makes me feel proud to be British. We did such a good job of hosting the games."

This article is from 2012.

Pet Shop Boys

The chart-topping veteran duo of Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe plays its synthpop, new wave and alternative dance hits including 'West End Girls' and 'It's A Sin'.

Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham

Fri 24 Feb

£35–£75 / 0871 945 6000

Bournemouth International Centre

Sat 25 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 576 3000

Sun 26 Feb

£35–£75 / 0844 576 3000

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Wed 22 Feb

£40.15–£80.15 / 0844 871 3014

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