Hockey WC: Fun Fiesta With Bollywood Celebrities In Cuttack, Bhubaneswar & Rourkela; Check The List

Bhubaneswar: Festivals, fun and fiesta on the sidelines of FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023 Bhubaneswar–Rourkela will add punch to the high-voltage matches at Kalinga and Birsa Munda Stadia scheduled from January 13-27.

The precursor event, aptly titled ‘Celebrations’, to the tournament’s opening at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack will be a star-studded affair. This inaugural event on January 11 in the Millennium City will have live performances by India’s leading Bollywood actors, singers, music composers, and dancers. The show would also incorporate aspects of traditional Odia music and dance, as well as the use of innovative new technology to create a spectacle.

Here is the list of stars who would descend on Barabati Stadium:

  • Ranveer Singh
  • Disha Patani
  • Writer and composer of the Hockey World Cup 2023 song, Pritam along with Namita Meleka from Odisha’s Koraput who sang the song
  • Benny Dayal
  • Neeti Mohan
  • Lisa Mishra
  • Amit Mishra
  • Antara Mitra
  • Sreerama Chandra
  • Nakash Aziz
  • Shalmali Kholgade

Besides, the famous K-Pop band, featuring Odisha’s Shreya Lenka, BLACKSWAN will also enthral the audience at the inaugural event. Guru Aruna Mohanty and National Award winner Shiamak Davar have choreographed the dance performances. The event will also feature many local Odia stars and performers.

The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has also set up a giant stage at the Exhibition Ground to delight the citizens, spectators, and visitors. The second edition of Dot. FEST will be held from January 13-24. Following names from the film industry are likely to show up:

Jan 15: The curtain-raiser show will have performances of the K-pop band Blackswan, singer Guru Randhawa and actress Disha Patani

Jan 16: Harshdeep Kaur, Navraj Hans, Priya Malik.

Jan 17: Neeti Mohan, Divya Kumar.

Jan 18: Lisa Mishra, Sniti Mishra, Rituraj Mohanty, Rapper Big deal.

Jan 19: Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, Ustad Taufiq Qureshi, Louis Banks, George Brooks, Gwyneth Wentink, Ojas Adhiya.

Jan 20: The audience will also get a chance to witness a laughter riot with stand-up comedian Sunil Grover along with a performance by singer Shilpa Rao.

Jan 21: Amit Trivedi.

Jan 22: Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik.

Jan 23: Siddhart Mahadevan, Shivam Mahadevan, Shrinidhi Ghatate.

Jan 24: The last day of the show will also witness performances by choreographer Salman Yousuf, and singers Sukhwinder Singh, Pawandeep Rajan and Arunita Kanjilal.


Rourkela, which is co-hosting the event with Bhubaneswar, will also see a string of entertainment programmes off the field.

Rourkela City Fest – 7pm to 11 pm
January 14- Disha Patani, Sukhwinder Singh, Black Swan, Rapper Big Deal,
January 15- Benny Dayal, Prince Dance Group, Ananya Nanda
January 16- Lisa Mishra, Rituraj Mohanty, Sniti Mishra
January 17- Kabir Cafe band, Indian Ocean band, Dancer Harihar Dash
January 18- Navya Jaiti, Thaikuddum Bridge (rock), DJ Praveen Nair
January 19- Kailash Kher, Sand artist – Manas Kumar Sahoo, Odissi Nritya Mandal
January 20- Amit Trivedi & Gang, Gunjan Dance Academy
January 21- Salim Sulaiman & Gang, Mayurbhanj Chhau Dance
January 22- Sonu Nigam, Neeti Mohan

Online tickets for the fest can be booked online at

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