A host of music acts have been confirmed to perform at this year's UEFA Champions Festival in Munich. International pop star Aloe Blacc, Finnish band Sunrise Avenue, José Padilla, creator of Café del Mar compilations, and German acts Moop Mama and Kellner will take to the stage during the free four-day festival, which will take place in Munich's Olympiapark from 16–19 May.
The acts, presented by UEFA Champions League partner Sony, will provide free evening entertainment throughout the festival. Moop Mama, Padilla, Kellner and Aloe Blacc will perform on the mini pitch in the Olympiapark, while Sunrise Avenue will play at the official 2012 UEFA Champions League final public screening taking place at the Olympiastadion.
The 2012 UEFA Champions Festival will open at 12.00CET on Wednesday 16 May and stay open until 20.00CET on Saturday 19 May. UEFA invites fans, families, all Müncheners and visitors to the city to 'Join the Game' by visiting the festival and taking part in the free activities on offer.
Giorgio Marchetti, UEFA's director of competitions, said: "UEFA is pleased to be able to offer a range of free activities to the Champions Festival visitors. Football, just like music, is for everyone to enjoy and we hope that a record number of fans will experience the magic of European football and the UEFA Champions League at this year's festival in Munich."
Steffi Jones, the 2012 UEFA Women's Champions League final ambassador, and 2012 UEFA Champions League ambassador Paul Breitner will be on hand during the festival to meet and greet fans and children will be invited to attend skills clinics and coaching courses led by professional football coaches and former players.
Each day of the UEFA Champions Festival will have a different theme, with proceedings kicking off on Wednesday dedicated to grassroots football. The festival will also offer a stage for the 2012 UEFA Women's Champions League final, which takes place at 18.00CET on Thursday 17 May in the adjacent Olympiastadion. Tickets are available via UEFA's official ticket sales partner for the final, München Ticket, at www.muenchenticket.de.
Live music performance schedule:
• Moop Mama: Wednesday 16 May, 20.45–22.00
• José Padilla (Café Del Mar): Thursday 17 May, 20.00–22.00
• Kellner: Friday 18 May, 20.15–21.00
• Aloe Blacc: Friday 18 May, 21.15–22.00
• Sunrise Avenue: Saturday 19 May, 19.00–19.45
All performance times are subject to change.
The festival opening hours are:
• Wednesday 16 May 12.00–22.00
• Thursday 17 May 10.00–22.00
• Friday 18 May 10.00–22.00
• Saturday 19 May 09.00–20.00
All times are CET.
Other highlights of the festival programme include:
UEFA Champions League and UEFA Women's Champions League trophies
Fans will be able to have their photo taken with the most coveted pieces of silverware in European club football.
Museum of Champions
Exhibits of exclusive club and player memorabilia from the great names and games of European club football bring to life the story of the European Cup.
Skills clinics and coaching courses
Football coaches and former players will host skills clinics every day.
Fans of all ages can participate in numerous fun activities organised by the official UEFA Champions League partners.
Further details about the events schedule on offer during the festival week will be released on UEFA.com in the coming weeks.
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