Who joined Ozzy Osbourne at the 2022 Commonwealth Games?
The legendary singer made a surprise appearance at the 2022 Commonwealth Games closing ceremony
The Commonwealth Games in Birmingham ended with a star-studded show at the Closing Ceremony.
The ceremony ended 11 days of sport, during which hundreds of medals were won in dozens of sports.
One of the highlights of the closing ceremony was the appearance of rock legend Ozzy Osbourne, who was among several famous faces from Birmingham and the surrounding area.
Who did Ozzy Osbourne play with?
Ozzy Osbourne was joined on stage at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium by fellow members of Black Sabbath.
Guitarist Tony Iommi, drummer Tommy Clufetos and bassist Adam Wakeman all joined Ozzy for what was a memorable hometown performance.
“Love you, Birmingham – it’s good to be back,” Ozzy shouted to the Birmingham crowd in his first live performance in several years due to health issues.
Ozzy Osbourne sang the classic Black Sabbath hit ‘Paranoid’ in a song
Is Black Sabbath still together?
The appearance of the original members of Black Sabbath at the Closing Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games was a surprising rarity, as the legendary band are no longer together.
Black Sabbath broke up in March 2017 and despite rumors of a possible reunion, it looks like we’ve officially seen the last of the iconic metal band.
What other famous Brummies made an appearance at the closing ceremony?
Many other famous Birmingham musicians also performed at the closing ceremony.
Dexys Midnight Runners, Apache Indian, Musical Youth, UB40 and Panjabi MC entertained the crowd with classic hits amidst a parade featuring hundreds of athletes who competed over the 11 days of the Games.
What did the organizers say after the closing ceremony?
Birmingham 2022 Creative Director Martin Green CBE said: “It has been overwhelming to see how the whole of the UK has embraced these Games and the incredible sporting and cultural talent on display.
“From the love for our bull to the thousands of people at the sites of our festivals, this summer has been like no other, in one of the best cities in the country.
“Our Closing Ceremony tonight celebrated all that this place represents – the people, the communities and its incredible culture. It has been an honor to lead the creative direction of these Games and of Birmingham, I hope we have you made proud.
Who was behind the Birmingham 2022 Closing Ceremony?
Hosted once again by the TAWBOX Creative Directors who curated the Opening Ceremony, the Birmingham 2022 Closing Ceremony was an opportunity to celebrate diversity, champion equality and unite people around the world. .
Pre-set in 1950s post-war Birmingham, Misty Buckley’s iconic set design and TAWBOX’s remarkable cinematic music and choreographic style explored the true stories of real people who together made the city the heart Britain’s thriving post-industrial.