London, July 20 : Liam Gallagher will perform a rendition of Oasis'' classic ''Wonderwall'' at the closing ceremony of London 2012.
The `Beady Eye` frontman will perform a new arrangement of iconic Noel track Wonderwall with bandmates Gem Archer, Andy Bell and Chris Sharrock.
David Arnold, one of the top producers in the world, has been in AIR Studio in north London this week working on a new, epic orchestral arrangement.
“A couple of months back the Olympic production team got in touch with Noel about playing his part in the closing ceremony,” the Sun quoted a source as saying.
“Along with his manager, they thought long and hard about it. It was a big temptation, with 650million people expected to tune in on TV.
“But he knocked it back in the end — he has been on a great tour and he doesn’t really need to do it. The organisers asked Liam if he was game and he said yes. The Who are on the same bill, so he was well up for it,” he said.
The source further said that since the Olympics team wanted something quintessentially British and it did not make any difference to them whether Noel or Liam sang it.
“The team wanted something quintessentially British — a real flag-waving, singalong moment to show the rest of the world what this country has produced. Oasis were exactly that and, whether it’s Noel or his brother Liam, they just wanted a bit of rock ’n’ roll in there,” the source added.
All performers have had to sign serious non-disclosure contracts to keep the big night a surprise. (ANI)