FIFA World Cup 2018 is just around the corner and it will all begin with a glitzy opening ceremony on the opening day of the World Cup at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. The opening ceremony has become a traditional curtain raiser which takes place in the stadium just before the opening game and Russia has organized a rather modest opening ceremony which plenty of local cultures on display. The Opening Ceremony will take place 2 hours before the first game between Russia vs Saudi Arabia starting at around 04:00 p.m Local time. Below are all the details about time, venue and performers in opening ceremony.
The biggest sports competition gets underway on 14th June 2018 and on this page you will find all the details about glittering opening ceremony which will open the proceeding at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.
Update: World Cup Song – Will Smith and Nicky Jam has produced the “official FIFA World Cup 2018 Song” called “Live it up” very underwhelming to say the least which somehow manages to make Pitbull’s 2014 World Cup song decent. Will Smith and Nicky Jam are also lined up to perform at the opening ceremony.
|DATE & TIME||Thursday, 14th June 018 starting at around 04:00 p.m Local / 02:00 p.m uk time|
|VENUE||Opening ceremony takes place at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow while the opening concert will take place at the Red Squad in Moscow, Russia|
|TV CHANNELS||All rights holder networks around the world will show the 30 minute opening ceremony before the first match between Russia and Saudi Arabia.|
|STAR PERFORMERS||Robbie Williams to do a solo performance in opening ceremony. Followed by Will Smith & Nicky Jam performing official world cup song. Brazilian Legend Ronaldo will also make an appearance.|
What to expect in World Cup Opening Ceremony:
Unlike the World Cup Opening Ceremony in Brazil four years ago, Russia has opted for a rather modest ceremony with mostly local performers putting on a show with different russian cultures themes. Around 500 local dancers, gymnasts, trampolinists will kickoff the ceremony followed by different local culture themed performances leading to couple of big international starts performing and it will end with a massive fireworks show.
Here is that Official World Cup song by Will Smith and Nicky James which seems more like a night club beat than anything to do with such a big sporting event. Terrible to say the least however if that was not enough, Both Will Smith and Nicky Jam will perform at the opening ceremony. Yeah, Good Luck!
Opening Concert & Performers:
So far only two major stars have been confirmed to perform at the opening ceremony the spanish opera singer Placido Domingo and his collegue from South America Juan Diego Flores.
Pacido and Deigo Flores have confirmed their participation who will also perform on the concert in Red Square, Moscow. Other starts to perform on the concert are Aida Garifullina, Albina Shagimuratova, Yusif Eivazov, Ildar Abdrazakov, Denis Matsuev and Anna Netrebko.