A Truly ‘Bermudaful’ Opening Ceremony Planned
In just 7 days time the 2017 America’s Cup will kick off with a spectacular opening ceremony planned.
On Friday 26 May on the Main Stage in the America’s Cup Village in the Royal Naval Dockyard, Bermuda, is when the opening ceremony will take place.
In the Opening Ceremony, Bermudian musical legend Gene Steede will be joined by the band of the Royal Bermuda Regiment, the H&H Gombeys and Gombey Evolution, Live Wires and the cast of “Proud to be Bermudian”. These acts combine to mark the Opening Ceremony as a truly Bermudian celebration in the home of the 35th America’s Cup.
Gene Steede explained what it means to him to be part of the official Opening Ceremony for the 35th America’s Cup, saying, “The America’s Cup is going to be an in incredible event and I am so proud to be part of the show that will start the America’s Cup. It has been a while since I last performed and I cannot wait to be part of the show in front of the crowds who will come out to the America’s Cup Village for day one of racing the Opening Ceremony on 26th May. It is going to be a huge party and I’m sure it will be the perfect start to the events that will turn the eyes of the world on our Bermuda home throughout May and June.”
After the opening acts have performed, 4-Forty-1, the official band of the 35th America’s Cup, will take to the stage to continue the party that will end with a spectacular fireworks display. Red Bull skydivers will also be making an appearance, dropping in from the skies above Bermuda to join the party that will be taking place in the America’s Cup Village.
Before the Opening Ceremony starts, the first day of racing in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers will begin with Jimmy “Pitbull” Spithill and ORACLE TEAM USA taking on Franck Cammas and Groupama Team France in race one.
Check out the FULL schedule of events from the build-up to the final races.