Camila Cabello to headline UEFA Champions League final opening ceremony – Reuters

Camila Cabello will headline the opening ceremony of the UEFA Champions League Final presented by Pepsi MAX.

The ‘Don’t Go Yet’ hitmaker is due to take the stage at the Stade de France in Paris on Saturday May 28 for a carnival-themed five-minute set.

The former Fifth Harmony star will perform a medley of his chart-topping hits alongside new releases from his recently released third solo album, “Familia.”

The 25-year-old pop star commented: “I’m so excited to take the stage at the UEFA Champions League final in Paris this month! I plan to put on a really special show, bringing together the spirit of my Latin heritage and a sense of unity for sports and music fans everywhere – I can’t wait!”

Ahead of the finale, Pepsi MAX sponsors shared a short video via YouTube to give fans a taste of what to expect.

In the clip, the “Havana” singer can be seen surrounded by vibrant visuals inspired by the Oaxaca Carnival in Mexico, as she magically transitions from a blue halter dress to a flamenco-style pink dress.

A press release notes that: “The bright colors were deliberately used to channel the sense of unity and celebrate the coming together of people from all walks of life, showing how the power of music and sports can unite people around the world. “

Eric Melis, Pepsi’s Vice President of Global Marketing, said: “Pepsi MAX has been working with UEFA to build the Opening Ceremony platform since 2016 and we are excited to return to live in-stadium shows and… bring Camila Cabello to the stage this year. Pepsi MAX has a long and storied heritage in entertainment and this year’s show won’t disappoint as we bring elements of Camila’s Latina spirit to one of the most anticipated sporting events of the year.”

The ‘Bam Bam’ singer is also among music and football talents who will be supporting #Football4Refugees, a call by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, to unite the global football community to raise funds for displaced people around the world.

Pepsi MAX has partnered with UNHCR and PepsiCo’s philanthropic arm, the PepsiCo Foundation, to donate $1 million to #Football4Refugees, bringing the total humanitarian relief pledged by Pepsi to nearly $15 million. the company to the global refugee crisis. Camila will support the initiative by participating in the brand’s “Pass It On” social initiative, which will see the singer post a short clip on her social media encouraging her online followers to donate to the cause. More information can be found via https://donate.unhcr.org/global/en/football4refugees.

The 2021 UEFA Champions League Final in Portugal saw helmet-wearing DJ Marshmello headlining the opening ceremony.

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