Video: Former Access To Music Norwich student Ed Sheeran to perform at London 2012 closing ceremony

Suffolk singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is set to get involved in the London 2012 excitement, after it was confirmed he will play at the Olympics closing ceremony.

Former Access To Music Norwich student Sheeran, from Saxlingham in Suffolk, will duet with legendary British rock band Pink Floyd on Sunday, August 12.

Sheeran is currently touring in Australia and has confirmed the news in an interview with Australian radio station Nova.

He said: 'I'm playing the closing ceremony - which I think is kinda cool right? A lot of people think that I'm doing a song with The Who but I'm not - I'm doing a song with Pink Floyd. I'm doing 'Wish You Were Here'.'

It will cap a remarkable year for the 21-year-old, who became renowned on the Norwich gig circuit as a youngster, playing venues such as The Waterfront and Norwich Arts Centre.


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In May his song A Team won the Best Song Musically and Lyrically category at the prestigious Ivor Novello Awards, which followed two Brit Awards earlier in the year, for Best Male Artist and Best British Breakthrough Act.

He has recently been touring the United States, where he recorded this cover of Nina Simone's Be My Husband at Hinge Studios in Chicago, for The Live Room on The Warner Sound.

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The exclusive recording is part of a series that captures 'today's most innovative artists performing live'.

- Press play on the video above to watch the recording and view the links at the top-right of this page for more about Sheeran, including video and photos from his recent gig in Thetford Forest.

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