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Stars to shine in 'indoor' stadium
Cardiff
September 29, 1999

Cerys Matthews, singer with Welsh group Catatonia will launch a spectacular 50 minute opening ceremony for the World Cup on Friday.
The show which will take place on the pitch, with the retractable roof closed, will also include Shirley Bassey, Bryn Terfel, Michael Ball, Max Boyce, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and hundreds of local school children in a Welsh pageant.
Part of the ceremony will also include The Prince of Wales officially declaring the World Cup open.
"Everyone is looking forward to the big kick-off, but the opening ceremony will also be a great spectacle," said David Rees, Wales' World Cup regional manager.

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