Commonwealth Games 2014 opening ceremony: Rod Stewart and Susan Boyle among performers
The celebratory event can be watched live on BBC One from 8.15pm tonight
Classical violinist Nicola Benedetti, singer-songwriter Amy Macdonald and traditional musician Julie Fowlis will also take to the stage.
Details of the performances have been kept tightly under wraps, but Boyle, 53, has said her inclusion is a “great honour”.
The celebration will be aired live on BBC One and BBC Radio Five Live from 8.15pm, with several special guests down to attend.
More than 4,500 athletes will take part in the event, which the Queen will open in front of 40,000 fans at the city’s Celtic Park.
It remains to be seen whether the monarch will arrive by helicopter escorted by James Bond, as seen during the impressive London Olympics opener.
A further billion people are expected to watch the ceremony worldwide, promised by organisers to “surprise, delight and be uniquely Glaswegian and Scottish”.
“We have a mass cast but we have set out to represent lots and lots of individuals,” said David Zolkwer, head of ceremonies.
“You will see lots of individuals encouraged to do their own thing, in a rehearsed and considered way. It’s not about homogenising the city or asking them to pretend to be anything other than who they are.”
Video: Commonwealth opening ceremony preparations complete
Pop icon Kylie Minogue has been booked to play five songs at the closing ceremony on 3 August, before she kicks off her Kiss Me Once tour.
Game of Thrones
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Huawei Mate S and Huawei Watch: new products take on iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch
- 2 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
- 3 If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
- 4 Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train
The real reason Eddie Redmayne was cast as a trans woman in The Danish Girl
JK Rowling announces Harry Potter's son is starting at Hogwarts
Idris Elba is ‘too street’ to play 007, says James Bond author
Akram Khan: Choreographer says dance is 'as important as maths and being a doctor'
Common words you're probably misusing: From 'enormity' to 'ultimately', 'gambit' to 'fortuitous'
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up