The Ceremonies

To mark the start of the Invictus Games, a special Opening Ceremony was held on Wednesday 10th September.

There will also be a Closing Concert to mark four days of incredible sporting competition, which will be held in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Opening Ceremony

On the evening of Wednesday 10th September the Opening Ceremony was held to celebrate the start of the Invictus Games, presented by Jaguar Land Rover.

An audience of 5,000 gathered on the South Lawn of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. An exclusive performance of the official anthem, penned by Coldplay’s Chris Martin, was just one of the highlights of an uplifting event put together by Kim Gavin, the creative director of the 2012 Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony.

A fly past from The Red Arrows added to a military-themed spectacle. On the ground there were displays by The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery – the ceremonial unit of the British Army famed for firing salutes on royal anniversaries and state occasions, including the 41-gun salute for Trooping the Colour – and the Queen’s Colour Squadron (63 Squadron RAF Regiment), renowned for its unique Continuity Drill Displays performed without a word of command. They were joined by bands from the Royal Marines, Army and RAF.

The crowd was also treated to a Competitors’ Parade featuring all 400+ wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women – serving and veteran and from 13 nations – who have gone on to compete in four days of sport from 11-14 September.

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Closing Concert

The Jaguar Land Rover Invictus Games Closing Concert will take place on Sunday 14 September at the South lawn of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. This star-studded event will mark the conclusion of the Invictus Games presented by Jaguar Land Rover.

With a special headlining performance by Foo Fighters, the concert will also feature sets from Kaiser Chiefs, Ellie Goulding, Ryan Adams, The Vamps, Rizzle Kicks, James Blunt, Diversity and Military Wives Choirs.

The 26,000 capacity space will utilise the famous back-drop of the Stadium and The ArcelorMittal Orbit to feature some of the world’s greatest acts, which also includes the medal presentations for the inspirational winning competitors. With doors opening at 2:30pm and the show starting at 4:20pm, the multi-artist event will have highlights broadcast by the BBC.

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