The opening ceremony of the Pakistan Super League 2020 will have as many as 350 artists, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced.

“As many as 350 artists will perform in the opening ceremony of the PSL 2020 that will be held at Karachi’s National Stadium on Thursday,” PCB stated in a press release.

“The metropolitan city is expected to be set alight as artists from different music genres – Sufi, pop, rock, bhangra and folk – will come together to perform at what will be the biggest opening ceremony in the history of the PSL.”


Abrar-ul-Haq, Aima Baig, Abu Mohammad, Fareed Ayaz, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Sajjad Ali, Sanam Marvi and rock band Soch are among those expected to perform on the opening night.

The PSL 5 anthem Tayyar Hain will also be performed by Ali Azmat, Arif Lohar, Haroon and Asim Azhar.

There will also be a spectacular fireworks display.

The ceremony will be held prior to the start of the tournament’s first match between defending champions Quetta Gladiators and two-time winners Islamabad United. The hour-long opening ceremony will start at 6:45 pm while the match will begin at 9 pm.

This is the first time the entire PSL will be held in Pakistan since its inception in 2016.