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07/26/2015 05:00 EDT | Updated 07/26/2016 01:12 EDT

Kanye West, Pitbull headline Pan Am closing ceremony

It was a controversial choice and it's certain to draw a lot of attention.

American pop star Kanye West will headline the Pan Am Games closing ceremony Sunday night at the Pan Am Dome in Toronto. He will be joined by Pitbull and Canadian singer Serena Ryder to close out two weeks of action at the 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games.

The ceremony starts at 8 p.m. ET at the Rogers Centre, which has been known as the "Pan Am Dome" the last 16 days. 

It will be broadcast live on CBC TV (pre-show starts at 7 p.m. ET), streamed to mobile devices on the CBC Sports app, and on desktop on the cbc.ca/panam website.

Kanye, Pitbull, and Serena Ryder's appearances are only a part of the star-studded program, which will close the Games and hand the torch off to the next Pan Am hosts, Lima, Peru.

All of the artists are expected to perform a few songs, while Ryder, a Toronto native, is expected to be singing "Together We Are One", the official song of the Pan Ams. 

Although organizers have been secretive about plans for the ceremony, they allowed a few details at a news conference on Friday.

The show will feature 500 costumes made from 3,000 yards of fabric, 510 volunteers making up the show's cast, 150 broadcast cameras and 300 lights.

As of Friday, organizers said a "couple thousand" tickets remained available, although the opening ceremony in the same venue drew a sold-out crowd of roughly 45,000.

CEO of the TO2015 organizing committee, Saad Rafi,  also promised that the show would close with a "huge, captivating" fireworks show that would be even bigger than what audiences saw at the opening.

In addition, the cauldron for the games, which has been lit for 16 days, will be extinguished. And of course, the parade of nations will give the athletes a chance to celebrate their accomplishments. 

For those not able to attend the event, there will also be a viewing party at Toronto's Nathan Phillips Square. 

Viewers can also follow along on @CBCSports and @CBCOlympics Twitter accounts, while also keeping up with the live blog, which will be up on the CBC Pan Am website. 

With files from The Canadian Press