Liam To Perform 'Wonderwall' For Olympic Ceremony

Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher will be performing their huge 1995 hit Wonderwall at the Olympics closing ceremony, after his brother Noel Gallagher has apparently turned down the opportunity.

The singer and his Beady Eye bandmates: Gem Archer, Andy Bell and Chris Sharrock will perform a new arrangement of the hit, written by his brother Noel. According to The Sun, the chance to perform Wonderwall was originally offered to Noel, but the 'High Flying Birds' man apparently declined the chance after giving it considerable thought. A source told the newspaper:

"A couple of months back the Olympic production team got in touch with Noel about playing his part in the closing ceremony. Along with his manager, they thought long and hard about it. It was a big temptation with 650 million 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 keen and he said yes. The Who are on the same bill so he was well up for it!"

The complete line-up for the closing ceremony, which will celebrate 50 years of British music, is being kept a closely guarded secret, but other acts lined up to appear include Kaiser Chiefs and a special performance by the Spice Girls.

Superb 'Wonderwall' image sourced from ~BigFood