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By Sunil Kumar

Get ready for a star-studded spectacular: Olympic Stadium is being transformed into a giant jukebox of British pop and pizazz for the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics.

The Spice Girls and The Who are among the acts prepping performances to celebrate the end of the Olympics. Although organizers have tried to the ceremony under wraps, many details have leaked out in the British media — and some of the performers have let the cat out of the bag themselves.

The date: Sunday, August 12.
The time: events will start at about 9 p.m. and last until just before midnight, London time.

Director David Arnold is calling the production “the greatest after-party in the world.”
“If the opening ceremony was the wedding, then we’re the wedding reception,” Arnold told the Daily Telegraph.

The Who, George Michael, Muse and Ed Sheeran have all said they will take part in a show that will include performances of 30 British hit singles from the past five decades. The Pet Shop Boys, Annie Lennox and Fatboy Slim will also be on hand to get people dancing.

Tips and photos have emerged from the rehearsal venue, an old car plant in east London. Stay tuned if you’re awake, wherever in the world.

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