The 2018 world cup tournament in Russia kicks off today, June 14,2018 and historically, the opening ceremony is that the curtain raiser that glamorously ushers within the soccer competition.
Ahead of the opening ceremony that is scheduled to carry on today afternoon, 30minutes before the first game between hosts Russia and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, we tend to take a glance at artistes Who are going to be performing at the event.
The ceremony will occur at the Luzhniki stadium in capital of the Russian Federation Moscow, Russia, the largest stadium within the country with a spaciousness of 80,000 that is additionally where the final of the tournament will hold.
British Pop icon, Robbie Williams is going to headline performances at the opening ceremony of the 2018 world cup, the singer are going to be taking to the centre of the field aboard Russian soprano, Aida Garifullina, Who won the 2013 Operalia competition.
There will even be performances by the legendary Spanish Tenor and Opera Icon Placido Domingo followed up by his fellow opera singer and Peruvian Tenor, Juan Diego Florez. Russia also will have representatives in pianist Denis Matsuev, world opera stars Pakistani monetary unit Netrebko, Yusif Eivazov, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Albina Shagimuratova all performing at the ceremony.
It is but unsure if the official world cup song, Live It Up composed by will Smith, Nicky Jam and Kosovar Albanian singer Era Istrefi are going to be on showcase, because it is additional doubtless that they’re going to solely be performing at the closing ceremony.
More than 500 dancers, gymnasts and trampolinists also will be performing arts in the opening entertainment that may pay deference to any or all things Russian. It will be recalled that the 2014 world cup opening ceremony in Brazil was headlined by Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez.
How to Watch the 2018 World Cup Opening Ceremony: Live Stream, TV Channel, Start Time
The four-year wait is finally over: The 2018 World Cup is here, and national teams from every corner of the globe are ready to showcase their talents on the pitch.
Germany is aiming to defend their 2014 title, while contenders Brazil and Spain are looking to return to glory. But before the action starts the world will turn its eyes to the opening ceremony in Moscow at Luzhniki Stadium.
Singer Robbie Williams is slated to perform at the event, which will precede the opening match of the tournament between Russia and Saudi Arabia.
See how to watch the Opening Ceremony below:
HOW TO WATCH
Start Time: 10:30 a.m. ET
TV Channel: Fox, Telmundo
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What time is the World Cup opening ceremony?
In Australia, SBS will broadcast the FIFA World Cup™ Opening Ceremony on Thursday 15th of June. The tournament preview starts at 10:30pm followed by the Opening Ceremony at midnight. In the event of delays, there may be some unforeseen changes to SBS’s broadcast.
How can I watch the World Cup Opening Ceremony?
The Opening Ceremony will be presented live and for free on SBS – you can also watch live at SBS On Demand, or in the official 2018 FIFA World Cup app.
Where is the Opening Ceremony being held?
The main ceremony will take place inside Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium, with a simultaneous concert being held in the famous Red Square.
What will happen during the Opening Ceremony?
Robbie Williams will headline the event and perform before the 80,000 attendees and a global audience of many millions.
“I’m so happy and excited to be going back to Russia for such a unique performance. I’ve done a lot in my career, and opening the FIFA World Cup to 80,000 football fans in the stadium and many millions all over the world is a boyhood dream,” Williams said.
He’ll be joined by celebrated Russian soprano Aida Garifullina. And, this being the World Cup, two-time Brazillian champion Ronaldo will take to the stage, to represent all players participating in the month-long festival of football in Russia.