CWG 2022 Closing Ceremony Live: Alexander Stadium in Birmingham hosts the closing ceremony© AFP
Commonwealth Games 2022 Closing Ceremony Live: The Commonwealth Games 2022 closing ceremony kicked off with a musical performance from Birmingham based band, Dexys Midnight Runners. Their performance was followed by an appearance from the athletes from the 72 nations, which took part at the event. The musical performances were followed by a tribute to one of Birmingham’s major global exports of the past decade, the ‘Peaky Blinders’. After 11 days of back-to-back sporting action, the 22nd edition of the Commonwealth Games finally reaches to its conclusion. While the Games are already over, the closing ceremony on Monday will mark the actual end of the Birmingham event.
Here are the Live Updates of the Commonwealth Games 2022 Closing Ceremony straight from the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham
Put your hands together for Dame Louise Martin
Now, we’ll hear from Dame Louise Martin, President of the Games Federation after an incredible 11 days of sport!
Some Peaky Blinders To continue the entertainment
The focus now shifts towards a sequence from dance theatre show Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby
Musical flavours of the Midlands
From Birmingham to Wolverhampton, and Walsall to Coventry, we’ve so far witnessed some different flavours of music from the Midlands.
Jorja Smith takes over after DJ Goldie’s performance
Jorja Smith mesmerises the crowd with her melodious voice. Jones was named Best British Female Artist at The Brit Awards in 2019 and is known for her song Be Honest
And now UB40 are here
UB40 have added some more flair to this closing ceremony. They are entertaining the crowd with their famous song “Red Red Wine”. They will celebrate 45 years with a new album UB45 and a UK and Ireland tour
Apache Indian are here
Apache Indian are the next to join the party with their hit single ‘Boom-shack-a-lack’!
Nikhat Zareen and Achanta Sharath Kamal lead the Indian contingent
Nikhat Zareen and Achanta Sharath Kamal lead the athletes out with the Indian flag
Here come the flagbearers and athletes
Athletes from the 72 participating countries take a walk around the Alexander Stadium
Dexys Midnight Runners in action
Birmingham-born band Dexys have entered the fray, performing their legendary hit ‘Come on Eileen’.
T-15 minutes to go
Just over 15 minutes left for the start of the CWG closing ceremony.
Sharath Kamal and Nikhat Zareen to lead Indian contingent parade
Veteran paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal and boxer Nikhat Zareen will be India’s flagbearers for the closing ceremony
CWG Live: Hello!
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Commonwealth Games 2022 closing ceremony. The Alexander Stadium is ready to enthrall fans across the globe.
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