Baku 2015 – Closing Ceremony | Highlights

Closing Ceremony captures Azerbaijan’s rich cultural tapestry and points to a bold future

The Baku 2015 European Games Closing Ceremony was acclaimed by audiences across the world tonight as the James Hadley-directed show captured Azerbaijan’s rich tapestry of different colours, peoples, traditions and influences amidst a blaze of 10,000 pyrotechnics.

More than 68,000 people inside the Baku Olympic Stadium revelled in a show that also featured a cutting-edge soundtrack and spectacular dance routines, as the Games bade farewell to its thousands of athletes.

The spectacular show also paid tribute to the ‘Flamekeeper’ volunteers whose energy, enthusiasm and dedication contributed to the success of Baku 2015.

International music acts led by DJ Gareth Emery, Clean Bandit and John Newman – who called his set the biggest moment of his career – entertained the watching world, which included a 10,000-strong crowd on the shores of the Caspian Sea in Baku’s famous Bulvar who were illuminated by fireworks at the end of the show. (

IMG_270753 IMG_270775 IMG_270793 IMG_270803 IMG_270812 IMG_270825 IMG_270829 IMG_270838 IMG_270857 IMG_270865 IMG_270877 IMG_270886 IMG_270908 IMG_270921 IMG_270926 IMG_270952 IMG_271052IMG_271549

IMG_271542 IMG_271065 IMG_271093 IMG_271102 IMG_271125 IMG_271154 IMG_271207 IMG_271247 IMG_271256 IMG_271278 IMG_271291 IMG_271311IMG_271587 IMG_271338 IMG_271366 IMG_271421 IMG_271432IMG_271613 IMG_271449 IMG_271470 IMG_271476 IMG_271495 IMG_271511IMG_271650 IMG_271692 IMG_271738 IMG_271765 IMG_271792 IMG_271809 IMG_271812 IMG_271828 IMG_271845 IMG_271860 IMG_271818

Leave a comment

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.