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Rod Stewart to perform at Commonwealth Games opener

Rod Stewart pictured performing in Berlin last month. Credit: DPA

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

Stewart will sing in front of around 40,000 people - and a global television audience - on the opening night of the Games at Celtic Park on July 23.

Joining Stewart will be Scottish singers Susan Boyle and Amy MacDonald and violinist Nicola Benedetti.

Glasgow 2014 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."