Where and when: UEFA Champions Festival in Cardiff

The all-star Ultimate Champions Match and the launch of UEFA's Together #WePlayStrong drive to bring women and girls into football are among the highlights of the UEFA Champions Festival in Cardiff Bay.

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The UEFA Champions Festival in Cardiff Bay is the place to be for free entertainment in the days surrounding the UEFA Champions League final, with thousands of visitors expected during the four days that its doors are open.

The UEFA Champions Festival opening ceremony will take place at 10:00 local time on Thursday 1 June when final ambassador Ian Rush brings the UEFA Champions League trophy to the floating pitch in Cardiff Bay which will stage the festival's big footballing showcases. The trophy willl then move to the festival's main square for photo and selfie opportunities. 

UEFA's 'Together #WePlayStrong' campaign, which is encouraging women and girls to get into football, will be launched on the floating pitch on Thursday at 13:00.

Other highlights include the UEFA Ultimate Champions Match on Friday 2 June, featuring a variety of past UEFA Champions League stars, while the main stage will feature a host of artists and DJs every day. The UEFA Champions Gallery, at the Wales Millennium Centre, will celebrate the tournament, and the great work being done across Wales by clubs, schools and communities.

Media outlets interested in attending the festival who require more information can contact UCLF2017@westgatepr.co.uk

Opening times

Thursday 1 June: 11:00-23:00 (opening ceremony from 10:00)
Friday 2 June: 11:00-23:00
Saturday 3 June: 11:00-17:00 (no public viewing of final)
Sunday 4 June: 11:00-17:00

Main attractions

Thursday 1 June
Cor Glanaethwy (15:15-16:00)
Only Boys Aloud (18:30-19:30)
Mike Peters & Lucy Morgan Quartet (20:00-21:00)
Tenors of Rock (21:30-23:00)

Friday 2 June
Ultimate Champions Match (16:00-18:00)
Afro Cluster (18:00-18:45)
The Dominos (19:15-20:00)

Saturday 3 June
The Dominos (13:00-13:45)
DJ Gaizka Mendieta (14:00-15:00)
KONAMI Pro Evolution Soccer Finals (15:00-16:00)
DJ Huw Stephens (16:00-17:00)

Sunday 4 June
2 Rude (12:00-13:00)
We're No Heroes (13:30-14:30)
Captain Accident (14:45-15:30)
Funk Street (16:00-17:00)

Daily schedules

Thursday 1 June: open 11:00-23:00 (opening ceremony from 10:00)
Football: Together #WePlayStrong launch event (13:00-14:00), FAW Cwpan y Bobl Final Boys U14 (14:00-15:00), FAW Cwpan y Bobl Final disability A-band (15:00-16:00), FAW Cwpan y Bobl Final disability A-band (16:00-17:00), BT Sport celebrity match (17:00-18:15), UEFA Social Responsibility – European Deaf Sports Association game (18:30-19:30), UEFA Social Responsibility – Homeless World Cup game (19:30-20:30), UEFA Social Responsibility – amputee football (20:30-21-45), free play session (21:45-23:00)
Main stage: Festival opening (10:30-12:00), Football Freestylers (12:00-13:00), UEFA Champions League movie (13:00-13:30), Cor Glanaethwy (15:15-16:00), Only Boys Aloud (18:30-19:30), Mike Peters & Lucy Morgan Quartet (20:00-21:00), Tenors of Rock (21:30-23:00)

Friday 2 June: open 11:00-23:00
Football:  Adidas Young Champions Tournament (11:00-15:30), Ultimate Champions Match (16:00-18:00), Nissan promotion (18:15-20:15), FAW refugee league final (20:15-21:30), free play session (21:45-23:00)
Main stage: Capital FM presentation (11:00-12:00), Football Freestylers (12:00-12:45), Barbershop Quartet (12:45-13:00), Kids of Adelaide (14:00-15:15), Ultimate Champions Match public screening (16:00-18:00), Afro Cluster (18:00-18:45), The Dominos (19:15-20:00), DJ Steve Aoki (20:00)

Saturday 3 June: open 11:00-17:00 (no public viewing of final)
Football: FAW Cwpan y Bobl Final Girls U14 (10:00-11:00), FAW Cwpan y Bobl Final Over 40 walking football (11:00-12:00), FAW Cwpan y Bobl Final Senior Male (12:00-13:00), FAW Cwpan Y Bobl Final Senior Female final (13:00-14:00), Gatorade promotion (14:15-16:00), UEFA Social Responsibility – cerebral palsy football (16:00-17:00)
Main stage: Capital FM presentation (11:00-11:45), Fire Fences (11:45-12:30), Juventus DJ (12:30-13:00), The Dominos (13:00-13:45), DJ Gaizka Mendieta (14:00-15:00), KONAMI Pro Evolution Soccer Finals (15:00-16:00), DJ Huw Stephens (16:00-17:00)

Sunday 4 June: open 11:00-17:00
Football: FAW activities (tbc)
Main stage: Capital FM presentation (11:00-12:00), 2 Rude (12:00-13:00), We're No Heroes (13:30-14:30), Captain Accident (14:45-15:15), Funk Street (16:00-17:00)

Meet the UEFA Champions League partners at the UEFA Champions Festival ...

adidas: Visit the Official adidas Fan Shop

BT Sport: #GoalsRecreated - attempt to recreate Steve Mcmanaman’s 2000 UEFA Champions League final goal, and look out for special guests

GAZPROM: GAZPROM Ticket Barometer - follow the GAZPROM pipeline elements in Cardiff for a chance to win two final tickets

Heineken: Watch out for the Bus Bar.

Mastercard: Visit the Mastercard Barber Shop next to the Pierhead Building for a free trim and the chance to unlock a Priceless Surprise!  Keep an eye out for Mastercard’s singing quartet.

Nissan: Catch yourself on video with the Champions League Trophy at the Intelligent Trophy Photobooth and go on a footballing journey involving three individual games

Pepsi Max: Visit the Fan House for an immersive custom-built VR game, the play-to-powerfoosball tables and ‘Roar for a Pour’ at the passion-reactive vending machines.

PlayStation: Sample the latest games for PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®VR at the PlayStation FC Experience;  top the Headmaster leaderboard with Farpoint™ to win final tickets.

UniCredit: Beat the Robot Keeper to win great prizes!

Xperia™ from Sony:  Explore the new Xperia™ XZPremium featuring the new Motion Eye™ on the #ChampionsSofa, and see if you can win the Exclusive Photography Experience at the 2017 UEFA Super Cup.

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