Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2022: The Commonwealth Games 2022 are scheduled to begin the following week, and the opening ceremony, which is expected to attract close to 30,000 spectators, will serve as the event that officially kicks off the games.
The opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games will be a grand event, just like the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games, and it will feature the athletes from each nation that is participating in the competition making an appearance at the stadium, as well as a line-up of acclaimed musicians and rising stars.
The new wave band Duran Duran, whose members include singer Simon Le Bon, keyboardist Nick Rhodes, bassist John Taylor, and drummer Roger Taylor, will perform as the featured act at the opening ceremony for Birmingham 2022.
Black Sabbath, a heavy metal band that was co-founded by rising R&B vocalists Indigo Marshall and Gambimi in addition to Birmingham-native Tony Iommi, will also be performing as part of the line-up.
Samantha Oxborough, a mezzo-soprano who just graduated from the Birmingham Conservatoire, will sing the National Anthem as part of the official opening ceremony for the Games. In addition to musicians from the Royal Marines, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, which will be led by Alpesh Chauhan, will provide backing for the Oxborough event.
The event will also feature the participation of a choir consisting of over 700 individuals, with those participants coming from 15 different choirs located throughout the West Midlands.
Carol Pemberton, who is the music director of Black Voices, which is one of the most successful female Cappella groups in Europe, will be in charge of leading them. The ceremony will also feature performances by musicians hailing from all around the region, including the drummer Lekan Babalola, the singer Ranjana Ghatak, the shawm player Jude Rees, and the bagpiper Chris Crouch, and the djembe player Abraham Paddy Tetteh.
The following information pertains to the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games 2022, including the date, the time in IST, the television broadcast, and the live streaming:
On Thursday, the opening ceremony of the 2022 Commonwealth Games will take place at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham, England (July 28). The event will begin on Thursday (July 28) and continue into the early hours of Friday (July 29) in India because of the time difference.
The opening ceremony for the 2022 Commonwealth Games is set to begin at 7 PM local time on Saturday (July 28), which corresponds to 11:30 PM IST, and is expected to last until around 10:30 PM local time on Thursday (July 28), which corresponds to 3 AM IST on Friday (July 29). When exactly do the events of the Commonwealth Games 2022 begin and when do they end?
Beginning on July 29 and concluding on August 8, the 11-day CWG 2022 will feature over 280 competitions across 20 different sports. The tournament is scheduled to begin on July 29.
In India, the opening ceremony of the CWG 2022 will be broadcast on Sony TEN 2, Sony TEN 2HD, Sony SIX, and Sony SIX HD beginning with a buildup program on July 28 at 10:30 PM IST on Sony TEN 2 and Sony TEN 2HD.
The opening ceremony of the 2022 Commonwealth Games may be watched live in India on the Sony LIV website or app (subscription required).