X Factor finalist Luke Friend is set to perform at the FA Women’s Cup Final at stadiummk on Sunday.
The singer, who finished third in the last series of the hit reality show, will perform for supporters before kick-off.
The FA Women’s Cup Final, which is between Arsenal and Everton, takes place at the home of the Dons this Sunday, a match which will also be shown live on BBC Two (4.30pm KO).
Local soprano, Emily Haig, will perform the national anthem.
Luke Friend said: “I can't wait to perform at the FA Women’s Cup Final. I’ve always been a massive fan of football and have a huge respect for anybody who takes part in this amazing sport.
“The fact is a cup final makes it even more exciting. I'm sure there will be a massive buzz around the stadium.”
Emily Haig said: “I was thrilled and honoured to be asked to perform the national anthem for the FA Women’s Cup Final. I’m really delighted to be a part of such a major sporting event, especially as it is taking place at stadiummk, in my home town.
“I am so looking forward to hearing the crowd join in with the Anthem and to experiencing the atmosphere just before kick-off. I know it will be a really memorable occasion for me and I wish both teams all the very best for the match.”
Before the match fans are invited to visit the free FA Junior Fanzone, brought by Continental Tyres, which will be open from 12pm directly outside stadiummk.
The fun Fanzone includes football and lifestyle activities, aimed at all the family. Children will be able to test their football skills in a speed cage and at an inflatable target shoot, while older fans can check their reflexes on a special batak board. Charlotte Lade, one of the world’s leading professional football freestylers, will entertain fans with football tricks and skills.
Supporters will be able to enjoy a double-header of footballing action as the FA Girls’ Youth Cup will take place before the match, kick-off at 1pm. Tickets are valid for both matches.
Tickets for the double-header are currently priced from £6 adults and £3 for concessions while a Family Ticket is available at £15. Ticket prices will increase on the day of the game to £10 for adults and £5 for concessions and a Family Ticket will increase by £5.
Red will not be availableclubPlease note for general sale for this fixture.
Car Parking is available on a first-come-first-serve basis priced at £7. There will be no Matchday Shuttle Service for this fixture.
The FA Women's Cup final kicks off at 4.30pm will also be broadcast live on BBC 2. The FA Girls' Youth Cup kicks off at 1pm.
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