Glasgow 2014: Kylie Minogue to perform at closing ceremony

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image captionKylie Minogue's performance will symbolise the Games' transfer to Australia's Gold Coast in 2018

Kylie Minogue will perform alongside Lulu, Deacon Blue and Dougie MacLean at the closing ceremony of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

The Hampden finale will begin at 21.00 on Sunday, less than 24 hours after the end of track and field events.

More than 2,000 volunteer performers will also take part in the ceremony, organisers confirmed

They promised to bring the curtain down on an "amazing games" with "a night out not to be missed".

Hampden Stadium will be transformed with more than 160 tonnes of staging, 3,000 props and 454 flags.

About 40,000 people are expected to attend the ceremony which will be broadcast live on the BBC and in 71 Commonwealth nations and territories.

Kylie Minogue's performance will represent the Games' transfer to her native Australia in 2018.

She released her 12th studio album this year and will soon embark on a 33-date UK tour.

image captionDeacon Blue, with six million album sales, are one of Scotland's most successful bands
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image captionSinger songwriter Dougie Maclean has been a touring musician for 40 years

Deacon Blue are one of Scotland's most successful acts with 12 UK top 40 singles and two number one albums.

The closing ceremony will see the band, led by Ricky Ross and wife Lorraine McIntosh, perform to their biggest ever global audience.

Dougie MacLean, who wrote Caledonia, is regarded as one of Scotland's finest singer songwriters.

Also performing are Glasgow synthpop band Prides.

Glasgow 2014 chief executive David Grevemberg said: "We are delighted to reveal the glittering line-up of Scottish and international talent joining us in Hampden Park for the closing ceremony.

"There is so much for so many people to celebrate. Our Commonwealth athletes have been inspirational and the people of Glasgow and Scotland will give them and all our visitors a great send-off.

"Never has a city or its people been prouder or more welcoming."

David Zolkwer, head of ceremonies and artistic director, said: "It's been an absolutely amazing time but now we've reached the bitter-sweet moment when we brace ourselves for the inevitable goodbyes and the farewells.

"So, after an incredible feast of sport and culture we're delighted to invite everyone "back to ours" to party big time, and in Glasgow style."

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image captionRod Stewart was among the performers at the opening ceremony

The opening ceremony - featuring Tartan-clad performers, oversized Tunnock's tea cakes, a giant kilt and Scottie dogs - was widely praised for its energy and humour.

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