The final rehearsal - Gothia Cup

The final rehearsal

80 nations, 1,730 teams and thousands of people will tomorrow experience the 43rd edition of the Gothia Cup Opening Ceremony.

Echoing song, poppy music and a mood that almost went on floating over Ullevi on Sunday evening. It was the last genre to kick off the Gothia Cup tomorrow with the grand Opening Ceremony.

Filippa Forslöw and Agnes Silfver are two of the 150 dancers who will contribute to the opening show on Monday evening at Ullevi. For Filippa is the first time she is dancing on Gothia’s opening while Agnes was on the ceremony last year.

– This year, it will be a bit different from last year, says Agnes. It was more choreography parts last year, but it’s as fun now as I remember it then.

The girls, with the rest of the dancers, have been on a week of practice, practice and practice. And although it will look easy tomorrow, it has been a tough week.

– It has been difficult and we have had pain every single day, said Filippa and Agnes completely agree.

– The dance is what we are passionate for, we get energy from it, so that’s why it’s fun at the same time. It’s worth fighting for, says Agnes.

The dancers have had 7–8 hours of training every day and after all, it’s soon time to show the results. Last year there were just over 51,000 people who came to Ullevi to see the opening ceremony.

– There will be a lot of adrenaline from the stands and the atmosphere. It’s gonna be absolutely amazing, says Filippa and Agnes.

– It is powerful that we will stand on stage for thousands of people and do what we love most. Getting the chance to do it is so cool!


The Gothia Cup Opening Ceremony starts at 20.00 and the entrance opens at 18.30. Be sure to be there in good time!

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