FINA – Budapest2017: The legendary Rolling Stones might play at the opening ceremony
Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, and Charlie Watts could potentially entertain the spectators at the opening ceremony of the 2017 FINA World Championships, held in Budapest this July.
According to reports, szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu writes that negotiations are currently carried out with the management of the world’s most expensive band. Based on the news of index.hu, the site writes that 4 billion HUF (almost 13 million EUR) from the budget of the event would be devoted for the opening and closing ceremonies, of which 3 billion HUF (almost 10 million EUR) would strictly be spent on the opening night.
The ceremony is planned to last for 90 minutes, and the organizers are negotiating with the iconic Rolling Stones to take on the responsibility of opening the championships. Getting such a band to play at the event would bear in itself a huge significance, but apparently, the organizers aim to get it streamed or broadcast worldwide, which usually only happens at the Olympics.
Index also shares the information that CNN, for instance, might only be interested in a short live broadcast of the opening if the organizers would pay them 200 million HUF (almost 700 thousand EUR). Well, the negotiations are on, and there are less than 117 days left till the best swimmers of the world get into the pool to show who deserves the gold medal.
Source: szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu, index.hu