Celebrate '67 Live
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CELTIC Football Club is delighted today to announce a fantastic event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the club’s famous European Cup victory in Lisbon.
The event will take place at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, on Thursday, May 25, 2017, fifty years to the day when the famous Lisbon Lions team ensured Celtic became the first British team to lift the most prestigious prize in club football.
Net proceeds from the event will go to Celtic FC Foundation to assist its work of helping people in need locally, nationally and internationally.
Featuring special guests from the world of football, music and entertainment, the city-centre extravaganza will turn Glasgow green and white, re-living the journey to victory in the heat of Lisbon and through music, comedy and conversation, to celebrate the success of 1967 which took world football by storm.
We are pleased to confirm that international rock icon, and more importantly one of our own, Sir Rod Stewart, will headline the event, performing a short set featuring some of his most popular songs. Sir Rod Stewart has sold over 200million records worldwide and this summer will see his first ever performance at the Isle of Wight Festival when he headlines on the Sunday night, June 11.
Sir Alex Ferguson, a UEFA Champions League winner himself and one of football’s greatest ever managers, will be present to offer his memories of the Lions’ achievement on that great day in Lisbon.
Other big football names from past and present will be in attendance as well as a range of music acts including Les McKeown’s Legendary Bay City Rollers and Scottish singer Eddi Reader.
Celtic Chief Executive Peter Lawwell said: “We are delighted to be able to announce an event which we believe will be a fitting tribute to the wonderful achievements of the Lisbon Lions, and who better to add tribute than our beloved Sir Rod as we mark the 50th anniversary of the greatest victory of all.
“Our triumph in Lisbon is something every Celtic supporter will always be proud of, and in becoming the first British team to win the European Cup, the Lions have laid down an amazing legacy which will resonate forever with generations to come.
“I have had the real privilege of meeting every member of this great team, men of such stature who represented Celtic with such grace, humility and dignity. As Celtic supporters, we will always hold their achievements in such high regard and the forthcoming event which we have planned will once again celebrate these achievements in style.
“We will honour all of the Lions, including those great men we have sadly lost. On May 25, 2017, Glasgow will be green and white and I am sure this will be a show which our supporters will be proud of”.
The event at the Hydro, which is sponsored by creditfix, will form the centre-piece of a week of celebrations, with a Civic Reception being held at Glasgow City Chambers on May 24 to honour the Lions, as well as a special Tribute Lunch in Glasgow on May 26. The Lions will also be present at a celebration evening in London on May 31.
Celtic Legend Jim Craig, on behalf of the Lisbon Lions, said: “We are absolutely delighted with the arrangements which the club has made to celebrate this anniversary year. It is very humbling to be honoured in this way and I am sure this will be an emotional, but fun evening with team-mates, friends, families and the best supporters of all.
“We had some very sad news recently with the passing of our great friend Tommy Gemmell. While we will mourn his loss for some time, we will also take this time to reflect, to remember all of our team-mates and, of course, celebrate what we achieved that great night in Lisbon”.