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The show is about to begin. But there are still some great opportunities to watch the most prestigious live event Glasgow and Scotland have ever seen.

At the Opening Ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, 40,000 spectators will be treated to a stunning night of entertainment from Scottish icon Rod Stewart, former Britain’s Got Talent finalist Susan Boyle and singer-songwriter Amy MacDonald plus a few surprises!

With the world holding its breath, we will reintroduce ourselves to the Commonwealth family and show everyone what we’re made of. Most importantly, we will celebrate the commonality and shared qualities of the Commonwealth – the true spirit of unity and diversity.

For the first time in Games history, the Glasgow 2014 Opening Ceremony will feature a Commonwealth-wide fundraiser for children, thanks to our ground-breaking partnership with leading children’s organisation, UNICEF.

Stars of sport, stage and screen will appear in this unique global fundraising event tomorrow evening in aid of UNICEF to help Put Children First. Coming together on one night, we hope to save and change the lives of millions of children across the Commonwealth.

International singing superstar Nicole Scherzinger, cycling legend Sir Chris Hoy, cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, footballing supremo Sir Alex Ferguson, Line of Duty actress Keeley Hawes and TV presenter and DJ Reggie Yates will appear as never seen before, in exclusive footage exploring different regions of the Commonwealth to witness UNICEF’s life-changing work.

Spectators, athletes and an expected one billion viewers from across the Commonwealth will all have the chance to play their part in the ceremony as we come together for one special moment, to Put Children First.

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People in the live audience


Commonwealth nations and territories taking part

1 billion+

Global TV audience

Hampden Park, Scotland’s National Stadium, is a legendary national venue and scene of many international moments of intense sporting drama.

As the venue for Athletics at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, the site will stage some of the most thrilling moments of the competition, with more than a thousand athletes going all out for gold and glory in over 48 events in seven days.

Along with the track, Hampden boasts a full infield complete with freshly-cut grass sits on a temporary deck made up of 1,000 base panels which are supported by over 6,000 structural steel stilts.

The Closing Ceremony celebration will give everyone a chance to relive the highlights of the Games along with surprise performances and special guests to see out the Games in style.

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