In Pictures: Birmingham bids farewell to Commonwealth Games 2022

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games – Closing Ceremony Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

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 Black Sabbath, 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.

Competing nations and their flagbearers wait to enter the show Credit: Zac Goodwin/PA
Team England walk out during the Closing Ceremony Credit: Mike Egerton/PA
The crowd at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham Credit: Zac Goodwin/PA
Dexys performs Come On Eileen Credit: David Davies/PA
Apache Indian performing Credit: David Davies/PA
Musical Youth perform on stage during the Closing Ceremony for the 2022 Commonwealth Games Credit: David Davies/PA
Performers on stage during the Closing Ceremony Credit: Zac Goodwin/PA
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