Liam Gallagher will perform the Oasis' classic 'Wonderwall' at the Olympics Games' closing ceremony, according to reports (July 20).
The singer will be joined by his Beady Eye bandmates at the ceremony, where they will perform a new version of the 1995 track.
According to The Sun, the slot was offered to brother Noel Gallagher, but the singer apparently declined the opportunity.
A source told the paper: "A couple of months back the Olympic production team got in touch with Noel about playing his part in the closing ceremony. Along with his manager, they thought long and hard about it. It was a big temptation, with 650million people expected to tune in on TV."
The source added: "But he knocked it back in the end — he has been on a great tour and he doesn’t really need to do it. The organisers asked Liam if he was game and he said yes. The Who are on the same bill, so he was well up for it. The team wanted something quintessentially British — a real flag-waving, singalong moment to show the rest of the world what this country has produced. Oasis were exactly that and, whether it’s Noel or his brother Liam, they just wanted a bit of rock ’n’ roll in there."
Liam Gallagher will now join The Who, Kaiser Chiefs, Take That, George Michael and Emeli Sande at the event.
The ceremony is being staged by Trainspotting a director, Danny Boyle and will take place on July 27.
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