The pop star, Robbie Williams whose hits include “Angels” and “Let Me Entertain You“, will headline the tournament’s opening ceremony at the Luzhniki Stadium on Thursday.

He’ll perform a spectacular live set to the stadium crowd and millions watching around the world just moments before the opening match kicks off between Russia and Saudi Arabia in Moscow. Celebrated Russian soprano Aida Garifullina will also join Robbie for a special, one-off duet during his performance.

Check out the video announcement here: