Live Stream Hockey World Cup 2018 Opening Ceremony: India will be hosting the FIH Hockey World Cup for the third time in the history. Mumbai hosted the tournament in 1982 while New Delhi did the honours in 2010. The top 16 teams in the world will fight it out in the 14th edition of the tournament, which will run from November 28 to December 16. The Kalinga Stadium, where the colourful inaugural programme is scheduled to be held and the matches played, is ready with flags of the participating countries already hoisted. Stars of the tinsel town are expected to be present and perform at the inaugural ceremony on Tuesday at the Kalinga Stadium here.
Time and Venue: The Hockey World Cup opening ceremony will begin at 18.30 PM IST (6.30 PM Local Time) at the Kalinga stadium in Odisha.
Performance: Shah Rukh Khan, AR Rahman and Madhuri Dixit are slated in to perform in the opening ceremony.
TV Coverage of Opening Ceremony: Star Sports Network has the broadcasting rights for the 2018 Hockey World Cup alongside Doordarshan.
Live Stream Opening Ceremony: The official Youtube channel of International Hockey Federation (FIH) and Hotstar will air the live streaming of 2018 Hockey World Cup opening ceremony.
Highlights, Hockey World Cup 2018 Opening Ceremony Live from Bhubaneswar
And that's all for today. The excitement begins from tomorrow onwards. The opening ceremony was truly wonderful, with wise words and advice from Shah Rukh Khan, to Madhuri Dixit's superb and elegant role as Mother Earth in a beautifully choreographed dance, to AR Rahman belting out a few hit songs before the anthem. Here are the highlights as the event happened.
📸 | The scenes at Kalinga Stadium can only be seen to be believed. The meastro @arrahman has begun his performance and the audience has joined in the chorus.#HWC2018 #Odisha2018 #OdishaHockeyWCInauguration pic.twitter.com/oZO7WJQ4LP— Hockey World Cup 2018 - Host Partner (@sports_odisha) November 27, 2018
20.19 IST: Rahman perform's his hit song ' Dil Se'
20.18 IST: India's favourite and Oscar winner, AR Rahman is live!
20.06 IST: Madhuri Dixit as Mother Earth.
19.35 IST: The beautiful and elegant Madhuri Dixit performs an original production, the Earth song.
.@iamsrk embraces Manpreet Singh with a warm hug as he greets every captain at the Opening Ceremony of the Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018.#IndiaKaGame #HWCOpeningCeremony #HWC2018 #DilHockey— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) November 27, 2018
19.13 IST: King Khan is at the Kalinga Stadium.
19.03 IST: Each nation's captain is present at the event, along with a child to promote the sport.
The captains of the world now start to take the centre stage as they soon begin a battle to the ultimate prize. #HWCOpeningCeremony #OdishaHockeyWCInauguration #HeartBeatsForHockey pic.twitter.com/MPEZgBYaDx— HeartBeatsForHockey (@HeartBts4Hockey) November 27, 2018
18.56 IST: The Odisha Prime Minister Naveen Patnaik opens the Hockey World Cup.
18.45 IST: A drone light performance before the main event of the ceremony
A mesmerising show of drones in the sky on the beats of 'Jai Hind India' gets the adrenaline rushing in every heart at the Kalinga Stadium. #OdishaHockeyWCInauguration #HWCOpeningCeremony pic.twitter.com/gvoRiSxhVi— HeartBeatsForHockey (@HeartBts4Hockey) November 27, 2018
18.35 IST: The elegant Madhuri Dixit during a rehearsal session.
18.27 IST: The Kalinga Stadium is beautifully set up. Here's a view.
18.18 IST: Choreographer Shiamak Davar is present at the event.
18.13 IST: Legends of the 1975 Hockey World Cup winning team are present. What an occasion to have them.
18.09 IST: King Khan is here at Bhubaneshwar!
The Opening Ceremony of the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018 is being held tonight at the Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar. Brace yourselves as a grand fiesta awaits you!#HWC2018 #IndiaKaGame #DilHockey pic.twitter.com/6jFDVxfEzi— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) November 27, 2018
18.00 IST: Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Hockey World Cup 2018 Opening Ceremony live from Bhubaneswar. It is expected that the colourful ceremony will begin from 18.30 IST (6.30 PM Local Time) and the event will surely be a star-studded evening.