Paralympics: Jay-Z Added to Closing Ceremony Cast List

JAY-Z is to perform at the Paralympics Closing Ceremony on Sunday (09.09.12) along with Rihanna and Coldplay, whose frontman Chris Martin got the rapper on board.

“They are putting together a spectacular set list – one likely to include a duet,” a source told The Mirror.

According to the official Paralympics website, tickets are still available for the closing ceremony, though demand is expected to ramp up with today’s news.

“It’s going to be one hell of a show and fans of both artists will be trying to get tickets,” said the source.

“The Paralympics has exceeded all expectation and, like the rest of the world, Jay-Z has been blown away by their bravery and athleticism.

“This will be a concert like no other and a fantastic end to what has been the most successful Paralympics ever.”

Speaking previously about the event, Chris said the band were “honoured” to have been chosen.

He explained: “Being asked to play at the closing celebrations for the Paralympic athletes in London is such a great honour for us.

“Kim Gavin and Misty Buckley are working hard to put on a spectacular Paralympic Games Closing Ceremony for the athletes and spectators in the stadium, and everyone watching around the world, and we are so happy to be involved.”