Rod Stewart to perform at Celtic Park in Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games opener

A general view of the inside of Celtic Park prior to the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Dundee on September 22, 2012
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Rod Stewart is to perform at Celtic Park for the opening ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Rod Stewart will perform at the opening ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, the organisers have announced.

Stewart will take to the stage in front of around 40,000 people on the opening night of the Games at Celtic Park on July 23, as well as being broadcast live on television.

Stewart's undercard will be comprised of Scottish singers Susan Boyle and Amy MacDonald among others.

Chief executive David Grevemberg said: "We will also be welcoming internationally renowned and acclaimed artists Susan Boyle, Nicola Benedetti, Amy MacDonald and Julie Fowlis on the night."

It has also been reported that Kylie Minogue will headline the closing ceremony.

The 2014 games take place between July 23 and August 3.

A general view of Wembley Stadium on May 3, 2012
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