As announced earlier today by UEFA, award-winning global superstar Marshmello will headline this year’s UEFA Champions League final opening ceremony presented by Pepsi.
The official announcement read, “Known for smash hits Happier, Silence and Friends, the platinum-certified artist/producer will deliver an epic virtual performance on Saturday 29 May to precede one of the world’s most watched live sporting events – the UEFA Champions League final, which this year, is being played at the Estádio do Dragão in Porto.”
Marshmello will be making history as the first electronic music producer to play at this globally renowned sporting event. Expressing his excitement with regards to the massive opportunity, Mashmello said, “This really has been a year like no other. I’m looking forward to giving my sport, music and pure entertainment fans a show like they have never seen. Thanks to Pepsi and UEFA, that is exactly what I am going to bring to the world – a performance that everyone can enjoy.”
As reported by Billboard, Mello will be joined by special guests during his six-minute virtual performance during the opening ceremony for the final which will see Manchester City and Chelsea face off for the title.
This year’s final will air in over 200 countries and territories around the world, with the opening ceremony taking place around ten minutes before the biggest game in European club football this season gets under way.
Speaking about how Pepsi has helped shape the opening ceremony over the last five years, Natalia Filippociants, vice president, marketing, global beverages, PepsiCo. said, “Pepsi has been building the opening ceremony platform alongside UEFA since 2016, and this year’s show will take it to the next level. Pepsi knows entertainment – and at times when the world needs it the most, Pepsi brings joy and levity.”