Dua Lipa is joining IAF for World Cup 2023 closing ceremony in Ahmedabad

Debodinna Chakraborty
Debodinna ChakrabortyNov 17, 2023 | 14:58

Dua Lipa is joining IAF for World Cup 2023 closing ceremony in Ahmedabad

The ICC ODI World Cup 2023 closing ceremony is set to be star-packed. (Photo: X/Dua Lipa, PMO Office, ICC)

After a month of cricket fever, Team India is gearing up for the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 final on November 19, with global pop singer Dua Lipa and the Indian Air Force set to perform at the closing ceremony.


  • Team India is looking forward to face Australia on November 19 at the expansive Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, in the ultimate showdown for the World Cup. 
  • On Wednesday, confirmation came in that a closing ceremony is scheduled to take place before Sunday's final match.
  • Star Sports, the official broadcaster of the World Cup, shared this information on X (formerly Twitter).
  • Amidst fan excitement for this epic clash, there's an additional thrill as Hollywood pop sensation Dua Lipa is set to headline the closing ceremony of the ICC Men's World Cup 2023.
  • Apart from Dua Lipa, the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad will feature an impressive air display courtesy of the esteemed Surya Kiran Aerobatic Team from the Indian Air Force (IAF).
  • Apart from the performances, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also set to be in attendance at the final on Sunday at Ahmedabad. Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has also been invited to the final.

Dua Lipa at the World Cup Final

  • Star Sports recently announced that Dua Lipa, the popular singer, will perform right before the final begins. 
  • The British-Albanian artist, known for six Brit Awards, three Grammy Awards, and two Guinness World Records, is set to add star power to the event.
  • In a Star Sports video on X, the singer engaged with cricketers such as Shubman Gill, KL Rahul, Kane Williamson, etc. 
  • Gill specifically inquired about her potential performance at the World Cup opening and closing ceremony, to which she revealed she would be singing 'Physical'.
  • Dua Lipa is set to make a comeback to India after four years with a performance at the World Cup closing ceremony. 
  • The three-time Grammy Award winner first visited India for a concert in Mumbai in November 2019. She also met Shah Rukh Khan back then.

Surya Kiran aerobatic team at the final

  • The Gujarat Defence PRO confirmed that the Surya Kiran team will perform for 10 minutes before the November 19 final match at Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera.
  • Preparations for the upcoming spectacle involve rehearsals for a mesmerising air show set for Friday and Saturday. 
  • The acclaimed Surya Kiran team, recognised for their breathtaking displays nationwide, usually consists of nine aircraft. 
  • Their signature moves, including loop manoeuvres, barrel rolls, and precise formation flights shaping various patterns in the sky, are eagerly anticipated.
Last updated: November 17, 2023 | 15:52
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