“There’ll be a whole lot of girl power”.
Dua Lipa has been announced as the opening ceremony performer for this year’s Champions League final.
The ‘New Rules’ singer will perform at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine on May 26 before Liverpool and Real Madrid battle it out for the most prestigious prize in European football.
The opening ceremony performance marks one of Lipa’s biggest performances to date, only months after she picked up the Best British Female gong at the Brit Awards.
“I’m really excited to have the opportunity to do something different, something outside the box, something I guess I don’t get to do on my own shows”, Lipa told the Press Association of the honour.
“It’s quite a larger scale, it’s a bigger stage, so I think it’s going to be lots of fun. I do want to keep it as a surprise but I want to get the craziest of football fans dancing.”
She added: “There’ll be a whole lot of girl power there so it’ll be a mix.”
But despite the honour, Lipa admits that she’s never actually been to a football match.
“I’m not really a big football fan, my little brother and my dad watch football, they support Arsenal … but I am really excited”, she added.
“I’ve never been to a football game apart from in PE and they would make me play football myself and I was terrible at it.”