Kylian Mbappe’s Real Madrid unveiling: When, where & performing artists as French star begins Spanish odyssey

Kylian Mbappe’s Real Madrid unveiling: When, where & performing artists as French star begins Spanish odyssey

Eric Munene 08:09 - 11.07.2024

Real Madrid are preparing for the grand unveiling of French star Kylian Mbappe and here is everything you need to know.

Real Madrid are gearing up for the grand unveiling of their marquee signing, Kylian Mbappe, at the iconic Santiago Bernabeu stadium.

Scheduled for July 16, the event promises to be nothing short of spectacular, showcasing the French forward in the illustrious white kit of Real Madrid for the first time.

Event Details

The unveiling ceremony will commence at 1PM Kenyan time at the Santiago Bernabeu, which boasts an impressive capacity of 80,000 fervent supporters eagerly awaiting Mbappe's arrival.

The Frenchman, adorned in Real Madrid’s newly minted 2024/25 season attire, will traverse a specially constructed walkway inside the stadium, reminiscent of a superstar's entrance, leading him onto a stage positioned before the North Stand ('Fondo Norte').

Stage and Atmosphere

The stage itself will be a focal point of the evening, designed to amplify the drama and excitement of the occasion. Positioned strategically to ensure optimal visibility for the massive audience, it will host Mbappe as he is formally introduced to the Real Madrid faithful.

The atmosphere promises to be electric, enhanced by WWE-style pyrotechnics and live music performances reminiscent of a major concert event.

Live Entertainment

Adding to the gala-like atmosphere, live music will reverberate across the stadium, enveloping guests and fans alike in the celebration. The choice of the artist who will perform remains a closely guarded secret, teasing an element of surprise akin to Mbappé's own arrival onto the global football stage.

Club Legends and Dignitaries

The ceremony will be presided over by Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, who will assume the role of master of ceremonies alongside honorary president Pirri, a club legend. Their presence underscores the significance of Mbappe’s arrival as a pivotal moment in Real Madrid's storied history.

Technological Marvels

Moreover, the Santiago Bernabeu’s newly installed 360º video scoreboard will feature a montage highlighting key milestones from Mbappe’s illustrious career, including his pivotal role in France’s triumphant 2018 World Cup campaign. The visual spectacle will be complemented by fireworks and an array of surprises meticulously planned to dazzle attendees and viewers worldwide.