Aussie singer Havana Brown and pop band Sheppard will headline the Asian Cup opening ceremony at Melbourne's Rectangular Stadium before the Socceroos kick-off their Cup campaign against Kuwait.
Melbourne-born Brown who is currently in Los Angeles and Brisbane band Sheppard, have had huge hits in Australia over the past 12 months as well as a growing international fan base.
Sheppard’s hit song “Geronimo” has charted in the top 10 in several Asian markets and Brown recently hit number one on the US dance charts with her song “Warrior”.
A sold-out Melbourne Rectangular Stadium and millions of viewers around the world will also witness more than 200 junior footballers, dancers and professional performers.
“This will be a memorable and dynamic Opening Ceremony the likes of which we have not seen in Australia," said LOC Asian Cup CEO Michael Brown.
“It will have all the grandeur and excitement of an Olympic Ceremony packed into 11 minutes and all this just before the exciting opening match of the Asian Cup between Australia and Kuwait.”
The Asian Cup is a 23-day festival of football featuring 32 games between the top 16 football nations in Asia.
Matches will be played across Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and Newcastle with the Asian Cup expected to reach a worldwide television audience of 800 million.
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