The three-hour ceremony will begin at 21:00 BST with “an hour of culture”, followed by the athletes parade, then the lighting of the cauldron and a fireworks display to bring down the curtain.
The set will feature real grass, an oak tree and “clouds” suspended from wires above the stadium – one of which will produce rain, provided the British weather does not provide its own on the night.
The July 27th event will feature:
- Pre-show starting at 20:12 BST
- 1,100 automated lamps
- One million watt sound system with 500 speakers
- 50 tonnes of sound gear
- 15,000m sq metres of staging
- 12,956 props
- 24,570 costume buttons for one of opening sequences