Belfast Telegraph

Coldplay to close Paralympics

Coldplay will be the star act at the Paralympic closing ceremony, London 2012 have announced, while more than a million unsold Paralympic tickets go back on sale from Monday at 11am.

The announcements have been made to mark the 100-day countdown to the start of the Games.

Paralympic closing ceremonies artistic director Kim Gavin said: "The closing ceremony of the Paralympic Games is essentially a celebration of the achievements of amazing athletic endeavour of Paralympians from around the world over the previous 11 days.

"What better way to demonstrate our respect and commitment to these athletes than by celebrating with Britain's most internationally renowned band.

"Working with Coldplay for the closing ceremony will be a great way to close the Paralympic Games and audiences will have the chance to see and hear their music in a totally unique way.

"Our show will be a celebration of the UK as a centre for festivals, which is a fitting finale to the amazing festival of sport that is the London 2012 Games."

And London 2012 chairman Lord Coe said: "The London 2012 Paralympic Games are going to be spectacular. I am delighted that Coldplay are going to be helping us celebrate not only the end of a fantastic Paralympic Games, but also the end of a seven-year journey.

"With tickets back on sale I can guarantee that whatever ticket you decide to go for that Paralympic sport will leave a deep and lasting impression on you."

Prices start at £10, or £5 for young people and seniors. There are Paralympic day pass tickets where spectators can see up to five sports in the Olympic Park or at ExCeL.

Tickets will be available online at


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