Daft Punk will not reform to play at the Paris 2024 Opening Ceremony ©Getty Images

French electronic duo Daft Punk have confirmed they will not consider reforming to perform at the Opening Ceremony of next year's Olympic Games in Paris.

In a recent interview with France Inter the Olympic Games’ artistic director, Thomas Jolly, hinted that the pair might make an appearance at the Opening Ceremony, which is due to take place on July 26 next year.

"It would be very happy if they were in this Ceremony," he said.

"We can’t not think about it.

"You can’t not think of Daft Punk when you think of a successful international showcase for a French group."

Thomas Jolly, the Paris 2024 artistic director, has clarified comments about Daft Punk, acknowledging they had caused
Thomas Jolly, the Paris 2024 artistic director, has clarified comments about Daft Punk, acknowledging they had caused "confusion" ©Getty Images

However, on Wednesday (October 25), Jolly shared an update on social media stating that the musicians would not be reuniting for the Olympic Games.

"My comments were confusing and generated a lot of expectations," Jolly wrote.

"I must clarify - after discussing a possible presence at the Ceremony, the group’s decision is not to participate. I respect this decision and apologise for the ambiguity of my comments."

A Daft Punk representative also told Pitchfork that the duo would not be reuniting for the Olympics, saying: "This is just a rumour and not true."

The duo achieved popularity in the late 1990s as part of the French house movement, combining elements of house music with funk, disco, techno, rock and synth-pop.

The song's biggest hit was Get Lucky and featured American musicians Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers.

Released in 2013, the song reached number one in seven countries, including France. 

The song won multiple awards, including Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.

A rendition of Get Lucky was performed by Russian Police Choir at the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.

Daft Punk announced their split in February 2021, and earlier this year, Thomas Bangalter, one half of the duo, revealed he was "relieved" with the nature of the band's split.

He told British radio station BBC 6 Music: “The question I ask more myself is why we did end it rather than how it could last for so long.

"It’s a lot like a story or mini saga - sometimes there’s a TV show that has a special place in people’s hearts, and it keeps that place, and it runs for one, two, three, four, five, sometimes 10 seasons."

Bangalter added: "There’s a moment where it ends, and I think it’s actually interesting to have this opportunity to start, have the middle and to end it… [I was] relieved and happy to look back and say: ‘OK, we didn’t mess it up too much.'"