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Hockey World Cup: Ranveer Singh, Disha Patani, Neeti Mohan, Blackswan to perform at Barabati Stadium

Bhubaneswar: With only a few days left for the FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023,  a star-studded night has been lined up for the mega opening ceremony to be held on January 11 in the Barabati Stadium, Cuttack.

The show titled ‘Celebration’ will show an incredible display of showmanship, festivity, technology and culture. With a star-studded cast lined up for all manner of performances, songs, dances, and technology; all while incorporating the cultural aspects of Odisha.

‘Celebrations’ will take place on the 11th of January, two days before the official commencement of the tournament on the 13th of January. The show incorporates aspects of traditional Odia music and dance, as well as the use of innovative new technology during the show that is sure to create a spectacle that will leave audiences awe-struck.

“The Celebration is an integral part of the tournament as it symbolises our pride in both our state and in our nation for playing host to the Hockey World Cup for the second consecutive time. With stars from local film industries, Bollywood, traditional singers, and even acts from overseas, this promises to be a show that you won’t want to miss. It gives me great pride to offer a warm welcome to all our national and foreign guests as one of the hosts of the tournament and invite them to come celebrate the spirit of hockey with us,” Hockey India President Padma Dr Dilip Tirkey said.

The show will feature live performances by India’s leading stars Ranveer Singh and Disha Patani along with BLACKSWAN, a K-Pop band featuring Odisha’s Shreya Lenka.

Amongst the stars is Pritam, the writer and composer of the Hockey World Cup 2023 Song, who will take the stage and enthral us along with incredible vocalists like Benny Dayal, Neeti Mohan, Lisa Mishra, Amit Mishra, Antara Mitra, SreeramaChandra, Nakash Aziz and Shalmali Kholgade along with Namita Meleka from Odisha.

Guru Aruna Mohanty and National Award winner Shiamak Davar have choreographed the dance performances. The event will also feature many local Odia stars and performers.

Tickets for the event celebrations will be available only online starting December 28, 2022 at 12 noon on Paytm Insider.

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