Commonwealth Games: Rod Stewart, Susan Boyle to perform at opening ceremony

Rod Stewart and Susan Boyle top the performers for the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in Glasgow, Scotland on July 23.

Show goes July 23 at Glasgow's Celtic Park

As his band's drum kit suggests, Rod Stewart is a supporter of Glasgow's Celtic Football Club. (Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)

Rod Stewart and Susan Boyle headline the performers for the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in Glasgow, Scotland on July 23.

The show can be seen live on CBC Television and, starting at 3:30 p.m. ET.

A crowd of 40,000 is expected at Celtic Park for the event, which will also include the traditional parade of nations.

Veteran trap shooter Susan Nattrass will lead a team of 267 Canadian athletes into the stadium as the country's flag-bearer.

Stewart, the 69-year-old rocker who fronted the Faces and enjoyed a successful solo career, was born in London, England to a Scottish father.

Boyle, a 53-year-old pop singer who gained fame on Britain's Got Talent, hails from Blackburn, Scotland.

Other Scottish acts set to perform include singer-songwriter Amy Macdonald, violinist Nicola Benedetti and Gaelic-language singer Julie Fowlis.

Pop star Kylie Minogue is scheduled to perform during the closing ceremony on Aug. 3. She hails from Australia, which will host the Commonwealth Games in 2018.


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