The UEFA Champions Festival - Thursday 1st June - Sunday 4th June 2017
This a must-do for all those wishing to soak up the UEFA Champions League Final atmosphere when it comes to Cardiff in June.
The free of charge festival offers entertainment for all the family throughout the day. With Saturday expected to be the busiest as fans of the participating finalists arrive in the city, Thursday, Friday and Sunday will be the best opportunity for locals to experience the Festival
Located in the beautiful Cardiff Bay, the festival is expected to attract over 200,000 people throughout the four days, and an opportunity for everyone who attends to have their photo taken with the iconic trophy for free!
Champions Main Stage
The Champions Main Stage will be situated in Roald Dahl Plass and will host global and local artists, DJs and bands throughout each of the four days.
Champions Floating Pitch & Ultimate Champions Match
A Champions Floating Pitch will be installed in the Bay! Thiswill host the highly-anticipated UEFA Ultimate Champions Match on Friday, June 2. Last year’s participants included Brazil and Real Madrid legend Roberto Carlos, Portugal’s Luís Figo and Germany’s Lothar Matthäus.
The floating pitch will also be used throughout the four day festival for walking football, refugee teams from Cardiff, Swansea and Newport, a deaf football friendly international, learning disability and youth age groups matches.
The UEFA Champions Gallery, a museum celebrating the UEFA Champions League history, will be located inside Wales Millennium Centre.
The gallery will also showcase the fantastic work being done across Wales by clubs, schools and communities. It will also feature the work being done as part of the FAW’s Community Engagement Initiatives throughout the build-up to the finals, including the Cardiff 2017 Curriculum Resource which was created for all primary schools in Wales and the #ThisIsWelshFootball photography competition.
The Champions Gallery will also feature workshops on a range of topics such as sports photography, creative writing and video production.
There will be lots of UEFA fan engagement installations, the jewel in the crown being the iconic UEFA Champions League Trophy display, which gives visitors the opportunity to have a free photo taken alongside club football’s most iconic silverware, with the beautiful Cardiff Bay backdrop.
The Pierhead building will be transformed into an interactive Virtual Champions Arena offering an immersive virtual reality experience in which YOU can be part of the finalists’ “Road to Cardiff”.There will be food and drink stands and plenty more to see and do throughout each day.
The UEFA Champions Festival will close at 17.00 on Saturday and reopen on Sunday 4 June. There will be no screening of the game at the Festival site.