The London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony, a symphony of British music, took place in the Olympic Stadium in London, England, UK at 21:00 EST on the 12th of August 2012. One Direction was one of the many artists that took part.
One Direction's performance
After Pet Shop Boys performance of “West End Girls”, One Direction sang "What Makes You Beautiful" from the top of a lorry, accompanied by the British volunteers who danced along to the song, like the many songs during the evening. They were preceded by Stomp. Their performance had a total duration of 2:27. They repeated their song twice during the evening, the second time during the March of the Athletes.