Dua Lipa to perform at 2018 UEFA Champions League final opening ceremony presented by Pepsi

Dua Lipa “honoured” at “once in a lifetime opportunity” to perform at UEFA Champions League final opening cermony in Kyiv.

Dua Lipa planning to put on "an unforgettable show" at UEFA Champions League final opening ceremony
Dua Lipa planning to put on "an unforgettable show" at UEFA Champions League final opening ceremony ©UEFA.com

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UEFA and Pepsi® have today announced multi-platinum selling music artist Dua Lipa will perform at the 2018 UEFA Champions League final opening ceremony presented by Pepsi.

The 22-year-old, who was born in London, holds the record for the youngest female solo artist to reach one billion YouTube views and is currently the top streamed female artist in the world on Spotify. She will perform hits from her latest album, which has gone platinum in 18 countries. The global superstar’s album has gone on to sell over 2.2 million copies and 17 million singles worldwide.

Commenting on her upcoming appearance at the final, Dua Lipa said: “I was honoured to be asked by UEFA and Pepsi to perform at the ‘UEFA Champions League final opening ceremony’ – it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity. I can’t wait to get in front of the fans and be part of such an exciting event – I’m planning to put on an unforgettable show!”

Guy-Laurent Epstein, UEFA Events SA Marketing Director, commented: “We are thrilled to be collaborating with our partner Pepsi on the opening ceremony of the 2018 UEFA Champions League final for the third year running. Pepsi is synonymous with bringing music, entertainment and sport together and this year’s event is set to be a great occasion. We are excited to welcome Dua Lipa to Kyiv. Her energy will provide the crowd with the perfect performance just moments before the ultimate match in European club football kicks off.”

Natalia Filippociants, Senior Marketing Director, Global Pepsi Trademark, PepsiCo, said: “A brand rooted in both music and football, Pepsi aims to celebrate the passion and love of fans and allow them to live the game like never before. Bringing one of the hottest music stars to one of the world’s biggest sporting events will do just that. Dua Lipa is a phenomenal music artist and we’re excited for her to get everyone on their feet ahead of such an exciting global moment for the game we all love and live for.”

This year’s UEFA Champions League final will be played at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kyiv on Saturday 26 May, kicking off at 21:45 local time, and will see Real Madrid CF play Liverpool FC. The event will be broadcast in over 220 countries and territories around the world.

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