While it's hard to compete with a sky-diving Queen Elizabeth, Sunday's Olympics closing ceremony is shaping up to be the "greatest after-party in the world," according to the event's music director David Arnold. Though no performers have been confirmed, it's rumored that the show, titled "A Symphony of British Music," will include live performances from talents such as Adele, Pink Floyd, the Rolling Stones, Elton John, George Michael, The Who, Muse, and the Spice Girls, who are reportedly reuniting for the event. The two-and-a-half-hour concert will also include pre-recordings by the London Symphony Orchestra and a set design by Es Devlin, who has previously worked with Lady Gaga and Rihanna. The concluding Olympic event will air on NBC in prime time Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. EST.
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