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Full Champions Festival run-down

The UEFA Champions Festival kicks off on Thursday and there is a packed schedule with a new film festival and the ever-popular Ultimate Champions Match top of the bill.

The UEFA Champions Festival will take place at the Brandenburg Gate
The UEFA Champions Festival will take place at the Brandenburg Gate ©UEFA.com

The annual UEFA Champions Festival takes place in Berlin from Thursday 4 June to Sunday 7 June.

The free four-day event is based at the Brandenburg Gate and will be open from 11.00–23.00 Thursday to Friday, 11.00–20.00 on Saturday and 11.00–17.00 on Sunday (all times CET).

This year there will be even more entertainment, music and football-themed events than ever. The range of exciting attractions for visitors includes opportunities to have a photograph taken with the UEFA Champions League trophy and meet former stars of the competition at one of the autograph sessions.

Former and future stars
The Champions Festival will include the chance to watch the much-anticipated Ultimate Champions Match at 17.30 on Friday 5 June, in which two five-a-side teams of UEFA Champions League greats go head to head. You will also be able to see some of the best youth football from around the world at the UEFA Young Champions tournament.

Football for all
As UEFA works with its partners to make the sport more inclusive, there will be football for all: blind footballers, amputee players and representatives from the Special Olympics – all exceptionally talented athletes – will be showcasing their skills over the four-day event.

Visitors itching to play football themselves will get the opportunity to do so on the pitch in front of the famous Brandenburg Gate. You will also be able to test your skills at the football activities organised by the UEFA Champions League partners, and against some world-renowned football freestylers.

Some of the best DJs, bands and artists from Berlin, Germany and beyond will be performing on the Champions Festival stage, including Grammy Award-nominated DJ Robin Schulz, Tom Lüneburger, Tyla Durden, The New Roses, 4 Jackson, Patrick Kronenberger, 'Berlin's most successful show' the Blue Man Group, and the Flying Steps Dance Academy.

Cinema and football enthusiasts will enjoy the film Champions and several other short pieces from around the world on a giant screen at the inaugural UEFA 11mm Champions Film Festival, from 21.00 on Thursday 4 June.

There will be no public screening of the UEFA Champions League final on Saturday 6 June, but visitors are invited to try their luck to win tickets to the match, or even to take the UEFA Champions League trophy to the Olympiastadion.

Opening times
Thursday 4 June: 11.00–23.00
Friday 5 June: 11.00–23.00
Saturday 6 June: 11.00–20.00 (no public viewing of final)
Sunday 7 June: 11.00–17.00

Thursday 4 June
10.45 to 11.00Champions Festival opening: trophy arrival ceremony11.30 to 12.00Football freestyle sessions
11.00 to 13.45Berlin grassroots football12.30 to 13.00HTC table football challenge
14.30 to 15.45UniCredit cross culture cup13.15 to 13.45Football freestyle sessions
16.15 to 17.45PlayStation junior champions cup14.00 to 15.004Jackson
18.00 to 18.30Football clinics with Michael Ballack15.15 to 15.45Ambassador autograph signing with Christian Karembeu
18.45 to 20.00Blind football match – International Blind Sports Federation 16.30 to 18.00Football freestyle clinics 
21.00 to 23.00UEFA 11mm Champions Film Festival18.45 to 19.45Emma Longard
  20.00 to 21.00Tom Lüneburger


Friday 5 June
11.00 to 16.00adidas young champions tournament12.00 to 12.30Football freestyle sessions
17.30 to 18.30Ultimate Champions Match – with BLUE MAN GROUP12.30 to 13.30HTC table football challenge
18.45 to 19.45Special Olympics match13.30 to 14.30Football freestyle clinics
20.15 to 22.45Festival lounge area14.30 to 15.30Ambassador autograph signing with Giovanni van Bronckhorst
  15.15 to 16.154Jackson
  16.30 to 17.00AKA 
  18.45 to 19.15Juventus DJ
  20.00 to 20.45Tyla Durden
  21.30 to 22.45DJ Robin Schulz presented by PlayStation Music


Saturday 6 June
11.00 to 13.00Football for friendship11.30 to 12.00HTC table football challenge
13.00 to 14.00Football freestyle clinics12.30 to 13.00Ambassador autograph signing with a football celebrity
14.00 to 15.30Nissan five-a-side competition13.45 to 14.15Flying Steps Academy
15.30 to 17.00Amputee football match – European Amputee Football Federation14.30 to 15.30Fabrizio Levita & Band
17.00 to 20.00Free play sessions16.00 to 16.30Flying Steps Academy
  17.00 to 18.00The New Roses
  No public screening of the UEFA Champions League final


Sunday 7 June
11.00 to 14.00Berlin grassroots football11.30 to 12.00Football freestyle sessions
14.00 to 15.30Free play sessions12.00 to 12.30Flying Steps Academy
15.30 to 17.00Street football world match – Sportjugendlcub Prenzlauer Berg12.45 to 13.15HTC table football challenge
  15.15 to 16.15Tragz Berlin
  16.30 to 17.00Football freestyle sessions

Media accreditation
Media wishing to attend the festival are requested to register in advance by emailing uefa@mcsaatchi.de. A separate accreditation is needed for the Ultimate Champions Match on Friday (17.30CET), where a mixed zone (limited space) will be set up for interviews with the players after the game.

Full fan information can be found on UEFA.com.

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