IPL 2017 Opening Ceremony: Celebrity performance, venues & everything about the 8 opening ceremonies of VIVO Indian Premier League 10! (See Pics Inside)


When Vivo Indian Premier League 10 released IPL 2017 Anthem Song, Yeh 10 Saal Aapke Naam on Sony TV network, fans did not anticipate the upcoming season to be so much more entertaining. The 10th edition of cash-rich domestic Indian Twenty20 cricket tournament which kick-starts from 5th of April will not witness just one opening ceremony but eight! Yes, there are going to eight Indian Premier League 2017 opening ceremonies, scheduled to take place right before the start of the first home match of every IPL 2017 team.

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 According to VIVO IPL 2017 match fixtures, the date of the first opening ceremony is on April 5, following which the opening match of IPL 10 between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore will be played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal in Hyderabad. The crowd would get to see the live performance by Bollywood and South actress, Amy Jackson at the venue. A detailed timetable of 2017 IPL season’s right opening ceremonies, with matches, venues, celebrity performances information is mentioned inside. You can watch all the IPL 2017 opening ceremonies on Set Max, Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD with live streaming option available on Hotstar to catch the live action online.

Over the course of nine seasons, IPL fans and followers have witnessed grand opening ceremonies. From Bollywood to other high-profile celebrities from various fields have given memorable performances in the Indian Premier League opening ceremonies. But VIVO IPL 2017, fans will be treated with eight opening ceremonies – will take place before the start of the first home game of all eight IPL sides. This exciting piece of new was announced by IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla who said that unlike previous seasons, the tenth edition of Indian Premier League would not exclude any fan from the celebrations.

The idea of eight separate IPL opening ceremony was discussed by the members of the board of Indian Premier League. IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla confirmed that the team had planned eight separate opening ceremonies for each city. The theme of each opening ceremony will be based on the culture and tradition of the host cities. 

VIVO IPL 2017 has had a rough start off kind with key players like Virat Kohli, Ravichandran Ashwin among others suffering from injuries. The eight IPL opening ceremonies will be held at Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Gujarat, Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru and Indore and different Bollywood personalities have been approached for each of the ceremonies. As we countdown to the beginning of another eventful season of IPL, here is everything you need to know about the Indian Premier League Season 10 opening ceremony.

1. Celebrity Performances


IPL opening ceremonies have always been a fancy affair with stars like Hrithik Roshan, Anushka Sharma, Shah Rukh Khan and others shaking a league and beginning the two month long entertaining sports event. VIVO IPL 2017 will have stars like Shraddha Kapoor, Tiger Shroff, Monali Thakur performing at various opening ceremonies. 

The first IPL opening ceremony will be held at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad. Amy Jackson has been approached for the opening performance here. However, the actress has not yet confirmed if she will be performing. Shraddha Kapoor and Monali Thakur will woo Kolkata fans at the Eden Gardens.

Parineeti Chopra has been confirmed to show her moves at the opening ceremony in Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium ahead of Delhi Daredevils’ opening home game of the tournament on April 15. Shraddha Kapoor’s Baghi co-star, Tiger Shroff will be showing off his dancing skills at Gujarat Lions’ home ground in Rajkot. 

Tiger is expected to perform at Rajkot’s Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) stadium. Sachin-Jigar and singer Bhoomi Trivedi will be joining Tiger Shroff at this opening ceremony. Ritesh Deshmukh is expected to perform in Pune’s Maharashtra Cricket Association’s International Stadium. 

While the celebrities for five of the opening ceremonies have been confirmed by officials, the celebrities expected at Mumbai and Bangalore are yet to be confirmed. Kings XI Punjab will be playing their first match in Indore instead of Mohali and the plan of the event have not been revealed.

2. Venues of the eight opening ceremonies

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The idea behind organising eight separate opening ceremony is to celebrate every single city that is participating in IPL 2017. The eight teams, Mumbai Indians, Rising Pune Supergiant, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Gujarat Lions, Delhi Daredevils, Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab, will have an opening ceremony at their home ground. 

The first opening ceremony will be held at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad where Amy Jackson is expected to give a six minute long performance on songs like Tamma Tamma, Let’s Nacho, Kar Gayi Chull and Kala Chashma.

As per the IPL officials, the other opening ceremonies will be held at Maharashtra Cricket Association’s International Stadium, Pune(Rising Pune Supergiant); Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot (Gujarat Lions); M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru (Royal Challengers Bangalore), Eden Gardens, Kolkata (Kolkata Knight Riders), Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi (Delhi Daredevils) and Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai (Mumbai Indians). The IPL opening ceremony for Kings XI Punjab will most likely be held at Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore as the Punjab team will begin playing here.

3. Rumours about the IPL Opening Ceremony

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Weeks before IPL Chairman, Rajeev Shukla made the announcement of having eight separate opening ceremonies, the rumours of the idea had already hit the news. As per usual IPL tradition, various other rumours are also revolving around the Indian Premier League, especially the opening ceremony. 

The prestigious cricketing association is rumoured to have planned to facilitate cricketing legends like Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly at the ceremonies. As the celebrity performing for Mumbai Indians is still not disclosed, rumours of Hrithik Roshan performing at IPL are doing the rounds. Hrithik had previously featured in a promotional video for Mumbai Indians back in 2013.

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The first opening ceremony of VIVO Indian Premier League 2017 will see dance performance from British import and South sensation, Amy Jackson. She is expected to light up the venue with her dazzling performance at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad where defending champions, Sunrisers Hyderabad led by David Warner take on Royal Challengers Bangalore, captained by Shane Watson.

“Amy is set to perform and we will also have other regional faces. Apart from that, we could also have a laser show as also we will have the official digital signing of the eight captains and bringing the trophy back into play for this season,” an official of the Hyderabad Cricket Association said in the report about first IPL opening ceremony taking place on April 5, 2017.

The second IPL 10 opening ceremony is taking place at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on April 6. Bollywood and Marathi actor, Riteish Deshmukh will be giving a special performance. The third opening ceremony of Indian Premier League 2017 will take place on April 7 at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot Bollywod heartthrob Tiger Shroff all ready to wow the crowd with his impressive dance skills. The fourth, fifth and sixth 2017 IPL opening ceremonies will be for teams, Kings XI Punjab (on April 8 in Indore), Royal Challengers Bangalore (on April 8 in Bangalore) and Mumbai Indians (on April 9 in Mumbai). Star attractions for these ceremonies are yet to be disclosed.

The seventh and eighth opening ceremonies for Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils will take place on April 13 and April 15 respectively. Actress Shraddha Kapoor and singer Monali Thakur will be performing at the Eden Gardens to kick-start KKR’s home game campaign while actress Parineeti Chopra will be star power in the eighth and last opening ceremony of 2017 Indian Premier League season at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi.

Timetable of Eight VIVO IPL 2017 Opening Ceremonies Schedule

S.No.DateTeamsVenueStar Performer
April 5
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers BangaloreRajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, HyderabadAmy Jackson
April 6
Rising Pune Supergiants vs Mumbai IndiansMaharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, PuneRiteish Deshmukh
April 7
Gujarat Lions v Kolkata Knight RidersSaurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, RajkotTiger Shroff
April 8
Kings XI Punjab vs Rising Pune SupergiantsHolkar Cricket Stadium, IndoreNA
April 8
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi DaredevilsM Chinnaswamy Stadium, BangaloreNA
April 9
Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight RidersWankhede Stadium, MumbaiNA
April 13
Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI PunjabEden Gardens, KolkataShraddha Kapoor and Monali Thakur
April 15
Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI PunjabFeroz Shah Kotla, DelhiParineeti Chopra

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