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Dua Lipa to perform at Champions League final

Dua Lipa will perform as part of this season's UEFA Champions League final opening ceremony.

Dua Lipa will perform at the UEFA Champions League final in Kyiv
Dua Lipa will perform at the UEFA Champions League final in Kyiv ©UEFA.com

Dua Lipa will perform at the UEFA Champions League final opening ceremony, presented by Pepsi.

The multi-platinum-selling artist, 22, will take to the stage on the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium pitch in the build-up to the biggest game in European club football. The final, kicking off at 21:45 local time, will be contested by Real Madrid and Liverpool.

Dua Lipa, who was born in London, is the youngest ever female solo artist to reach a billion YouTube views and is the most-streamed female artist in the world on Spotify. She will perform hits from her self-titled debut album, which has gone platinum in 18 countries. The global superstar's album has sold over 2.2 million copies and 17 million singles worldwide.

"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," she said. "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!"

Watch the Black Eyed Peas perform at last season's final opening ceremony

Guy-Laurent Epstein, UEFA Events SA Marketing Director, added: "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. 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."

The UEFA Champions League final will be broadcast in over 220 countries and territories around the world. The Black Eyed Peas performed on stage prior to last season's final in Cardiff.

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