Arts & Culture

The New Show Inspired By Soccer Legend LEO MESSI To Premiere In Barcelona On October 10, 2019

Ticket pre-sale starts on Feb 4, 2019
General on-sale begins on Feb 7, 2019
Cirque du Soleil and PopArt Music are thrilled to announce the on-sale dates of the new show Messi 10 by Cirque du Soleil. For the occasion, media were invited to a special presentation of the creative concept of the most-awaited production to premiere in Barcelona on October 10, 2019 at Parc del Fòrum, and tour the world starting in 2020.
Promising to be an explosive, fan fuelled inspiring experience, Messi 10 by Cirque du Soleil acrobatically uncovers the athleticism, devotion and brilliance that bridges the world of football and circus by celebrating the magic behind the greatest soccer player of our time.
With Messi 10 by Cirque du Soleil, we explore how hard work, sacrifice and determination prove that anything is possible”, explains Mukhtar O.S. Mukhtar, show writer and stage director. “With a stage completely reimagined, we bring together the electric atmosphere of stadiums and the intimacy of theatre to allow fans to interact with the performers and feel closer to the action.”
Messi 10 by Cirque du Soleil tells the story of a young man with boundless ambition to overcome all obstacles in becoming the greatest number 10 in the world. Exploring all the elements of his success, the show creates a universe where greatness is found in bouncing back to your feet, no matter how many times you are brought down on your way to achieving the impossible.
The cast of 46 performers will take the audience and the fans on a euphoric 90 minute thrill ride that combines breathtaking physical performance with unthinkable poetic wonder, using a rousing soundtrack as a springboard for greatness.
We are really excited to work on this new show with Cirque du Soleil, Leo Messi and Sony Music. I have no doubt audiences will be dazzled by this breathtaking show that artistically translates the unparalleled talent that Messi displays in each match”, says Sergio Lavié, co-founder at PopArt Music. “It marks a before and after.”
Sony Music is honored to partner with PopArt and Cirque du Soleil on a truly one-of-a-kind experience that reimagines the life and passions of the world’s greatest soccer player, Leo Messi. We are thrilled to deliver the music that complements this incredible story of talent, dedication and family with an inspiring and visually moving show”, comments Afo VerdeChairman & CEO Sony Music Latin Iberia.
Fans worldwide who dream to be Messi at least for one day will have their chance at a new experience offered right next to the show site, the Messi 10 Challenge.
Soccer equals childhood, school, family, friends; soccer is passion. And Leo equals soccer. He is the key to the game. He is the soccer player that every fan wants on his team, the player that we want to imitate. Being Messi for one day is the dream that every fan has. With this new show, we wanted to celebrate Messi’s talent and legacy, but also to go an extra mile and offer fans an unprecedented entertainment experience”, explains Sergio Lavié. “Fans of all ages will enjoy the Messi 10 Challenge.”
This additional attraction will take place in a 2,500 square meter area next to the show site, and will open its doors 3 hours before the show. Messi’s fans will participate in different games to accumulate points: they will imitate the star’s incredible dribbles, emulate the champ’s free kicks, answer trivia about the soccer player’s career, and even try to nutmeg two opponents. Fans will also have the chance to talk live with an interactiveMessi, revive firsthand the most memorable moments of Leo’s career using VR glasses and purchase exclusive merchandising, among other attractions.
Each day, the participant with more points will be crowned the “Messi of the Day” and will live an exclusive experience during the show.
Cirque du Soleil’s commitment goes beyond the performance. They aim to positively impact people and communities with what they know best: creativity and art. Their social implication in Barcelona and in l’Hospitalet de Llobregat will be amplified with Messi 10 by Cirque du Soleil, with activities offered to different educational, cultural and sports organizations.
Messi 10 by Cirque du Soleil will be presented at Parc del Fòrum. Barcelona will be the only stop of the show in Spain.
Upcoming Cirque du Soleil Big Top touring shows to visit Barcelona will be presented at l’Hospitalet de Llobregat.
Tickets for Messi 10 by Cirque du Soleil will go on pre-sale with special discounts on February 4, 2019, exclusively for fans who have pre-registered on and FCB members and peñistas, starting at 38 euros.
General on-sale begins on February 7, 2019.
Tickets for Messi 10 Challenge will be available at 35 euros, exclusively for fans who purchase tickets to the show, and cannot be purchased independently. This attraction is age 5+ recommended.

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