09/08/2012 08:45 BST | Updated 09/08/2012 10:50 BST

One Direction 'Confirmed' To Perform At London 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony

The One Direction lads are continuing their quest for worldwide domination - they are set to take to the stage and perform for an international audience during the closing ceremony of the Olympics.

Former X Factor contestants Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne are to sing their little hearts out and possibly add to their hordes of adoring female fans when they sing at the Stratford stadium on Sunday.

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The fantastic fivesome are to be given a special moving platform, which will travel around the arena so each audience member can have a good gawp at the boys.

A source told The Mirror: "It's all hush-hush and the boys have been sworn to secrecy. But they've been at rehearsals and can't wait to do their bit. It will be an unforgettable occasion and they feel privileged to be part of it."

The closing show of the London 2012 Games looks set to be spectacular - acts rumoured to be taking part include the Spice Girls, the Pet Shop Boys, The Who and singer George Michael.

Rockers Muse have also confirmed they will be performing live at the star-studded finale in London on Sunday.

The trio will perform new tune Survival, which was composed specifically for the London 2012 Games.

Drummer Dom Howard tells, "It's not something we just did for the Olympics. They sowed a seed by asking us to do some music but then five months went by. We showed them a few songs when they asked us about (playing the) closing ceremony and they loved it. It represented the enormous competition of what the Olympics is."

Blur will headline a concert in London's Hyde Park after the finale.


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