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Invictus Games Closing Concert: Foo Fighters + Kaiser Chiefs + Ellie Goulding + Ryan Adams + The Vamps + Rizzle Kicks + James Blunt + Diversity + The Military Wives
The Invictus Games, presented by Jaguar Land Rover, has announced a spectacular line-up, featuring Foo Fighters, who will headline the Jaguar Land Rover Invictus Games Closing Concert to take place on Sunday 14 September 2014 at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London.
The line-up topped by this special Foo Fighters performance will also feature sets from Kaiser Chiefs, Ellie Goulding, Ryan Adams, The Vamps, Rizzle Kicks, James Blunt, Diversity and Military Wives Choirs. The event will mark the conclusion of the new international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women.
Set on the south lawn of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the 26,000 capacity space will utilise the famous back-drop of the Stadium and The ArcelorMittal Orbit. Featuring some of the world’s greatest acts, the Jaguar Land Rover Invictus Games Closing Concert will also include the medal presentations for the inspirational winning competitors.
Starting at 5pm, the five-hour multi-artist event will have highlights broadcast by the BBC.
**Tickets are limited to 6 per person.
With several hits under their collective belts, the grunge rockers known as the Foo Fighters have been long established in the world of rock. Their career has seen them go from being 'the band with the guy who used to be in Nirvana' to being one of the first names on the tongue of anyone making a list of the most prolific and influential bands in rock music today, with a score of memorable songs and legendary performances to their name.
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Five indie pop kids from Leeds who in less than two years went from self-financing their first single to getting signed by Universal and becoming the darlings of the British music press. The infectious enthusiasm of their music and the unique viewpoint of their lyrics has seen them compared to Franz Ferdinand, Blur, The Clash, and Madness, but their passionately dedicated fans know that this band are true originals.
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As her debut album, Lights, made so thrillingly clear, Ellie Goulding uses her voice as a texture in much the same way that a skilled instrumentalist would. It is a sound – in Ellie's case, an utterly distinctive and unforgettable one – that can play as important a role in her songs as any other musical detail.
The BRIT-winning singer/songwriter released Lights in 2010 and followed it up with Halcyon in 2012. Both albums peaked at number one in the UK album chart and went double-platinum. Halcyon was re-released with ten additional tracks as Halcyon Days in 2013. These included How Long Will I Love You?, which became the BBC Children in Need single, and her first number one single, Burn, which has since racked up nearly 160 million views on YouTube.
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Former guitarist and singer/songwriter for Whiskeytown, Ryan Adams revealed a closet folkie-side in his solo material, although he still writes as he performs - with his heart on his sleeve, and punk in his spirit.
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The Vamps cause a stir everywhere they go, with legions of fans following and pandemonium at every turn. A phenomenal live band with an electrifying set, the four-piece - comprised of singer Bradley Will Simpson, guitarist James McVey, drummer Tristan Evans and bassist Connor Ball - also have a phenomenal following online.
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Harley Alexander-Sule and Jordan Stephens are two of the most exciting young talents to emerge in recent years, serving up a tasty mix of pop and hip hop incorporating the fun elements of the old school hip-hop era circa 1988-92. With over 1 million singles sold, plus platinum and gold albums, the guys continue to get their kicks.
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Former British Army reconnaissance officer, Blunt took a dramatic career turn to become of the UK's most successful singer-songwriters of recent years. He is now also widely loved for his clever and witty tweets! His debut album, Back To Bedlam, sold over 11 million copies and hit single, You're Beautiful, was number one in multiple countries whilst winning an Ivor Novello for airplay and receiving three Grammy nominations. Blunt went on to achieve another multi-million selling album, All The Lost Souls, and continued his success story with Some Kind Of Trouble and Moon Landing.
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UK Street Dance Champions 2007 and winners of ITV's Britain's Got Talent 2009. Formed in 2007, the dance troupe consists of eleven members from East London and the Essex area. They are made up of three sets of brothers: Ashley and Jordan Banjo, Ian, Jamie and Matthew McNaughton, and Sam and Mitchell Craske, along with four of their best friends: Terry Smith, Ike Ezekwugo, Warren Russell and Perri Luc Kiely.
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The Military Wives are a choir comprising the wives and girlfriends of British Military personnel located throughout the UK. The first choir was formed as a result of the BBC TV's The Choir with choirmaster Gareth Malone and there are approximately 75 Military Wives choirs throughout the UK; Germany; Cyprus and the Falklands which are either established or being developed under the guidance of The Military Wives Foundation.
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