2014 Commonwealth Games closing ceremony

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The closing ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, was held on 3 August 2014. Entitled "All Back to Ours", it was held at the Hampden Park, the main stadium of the event, in Glasgow, Scotland.[1][2]

Sequence of events[edit]

The closing ceremony took a visual theme of a music festival, with performers, tents and flags within the stadium. The ceremony began with Scottish singer Lulu welcoming the athletes of the games.[3] Scottish band Deacon Blue performed their signature song "Dignity". During this the workers of Glasgow were recognised as they paraded along the front of the main stand at Hampden, some on foot, others in their work vehicles.[4]

Local band Prides performed their hit song "Messiah".

Speeches followed, with Prince Imran telling the crowd that the games were "pure dead brilliant", a local Glaswegian term.[5] The games were officially closed and handed over to the Gold Coast for 2018, who began their own performance with Australian singer Jessica Mauboy.

Kylie Minogue then performed a seven-song set list, while the volunteer cast told the story of "a typical Glasgow night out". Her costume was designed by Jean Paul Gaultier and headpiece designed by millinery designer Lara Jensen. The show ended with Dougie MacLean performing Caledonia with the other performers, and a performance of "Auld Lang Syne".[5]

Lulu[6]
Deacon Blue[7]
Prides[8]
  1. "Messiah"
Jessica Mauboy[9]
  1. "Sea of Flags"
  2. "I Believe – Anything is Possible
Dougie MacLean
Dougie MacLean, Kylie Minogue and Lulu[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kylie Minogue sparkles in glittering CWG closing ceremony". Zeenews.india.com. Retrieved 2014-08-06.
  2. ^ "Glasgow 2014: Usain Bolt, Nicola Adams and Tom Daley all win gold". BBC News. 2 August 2014. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Glasgow 2014: Commonwealth closing ceremony watched by 6.8m". BBC Sport. 3 August 2014. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
  4. ^ "Commonwealth Games 2014: closing ceremony – as it happened". The Guardian. 3 August 2014. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Glasgow 2014: Closing ceremony marks Games end". BBC News. 4 August 2014.
  6. ^ "Lulu Setlist at Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony 2014". setlist.fm.
  7. ^ "Deacon Blue Setlist at Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony 2014". setlist.fm.
  8. ^ "Prides Setlist at Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony 2014". setlist.fm.
  9. ^ "Jessica Mauboy Setlist at Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony 2014". setlist.fm.
  10. ^ a b "Kylie Minogue Setlist at Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony 2014". setlist.fm.