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In Pictures: Birmingham bids farewell to Commonwealth Games

Musical acts and a tribute to Peaky Blinders featured.

08 August 2022

The 2022 Commonwealth Games has come to a close after 11 days of sporting action with a ceremony showcasing Birmingham’s musical vibrancy.

The extravaganza, held at the Alexander Stadium, saw performances from artists including UB40, Beverley Knight, Dexys Midnight Runners, Goldie, The Selecter and Jorja Smith.

A tribute to hit BBC drama Peaky Blinders, described as “one of Birmingham’s major global exports of the past decade” formed part of a production celebrating the heritage of the West Midlands.

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games – Closing Ceremony
Competing nations and their flagbearers wait to enter the show (Zac Goodwin/PA)

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games – Closing Ceremony
Team England walk out during the Closing Ceremony (Mike Egerton/PA)

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games – Closing Ceremony
The crowd at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham (Zac Goodwin/PA)

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games – Closing Ceremony
Dexys performs Come On Eileen (David Davies/PA)

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games – Closing Ceremony
Apache Indian performing (David Davies/PA)

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games – Closing Ceremony
Musical Youth (David Davies/PA)

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games – Closing Ceremony
Performers on stage during the Closing Ceremony (Zac Goodwin/PA)

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games – Closing Ceremony
(Zac Goodwin/PA)

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games – Closing Ceremony
(Tim Goode/PA)

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games – Closing Ceremony
(David Davies/PA)

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games – Closing Ceremony
(David Davies/PA)

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