Bringing together football and music, the festivities will celebrate Bahia’s unique identity and welcome the newest club into the City Football Group family.
Carlinhos Brown – one of the most prominent Brazilian musical artists of today and a Bahia football fan – will be the star guest for the game on Saturday.
His electric trio truck will entertain fans and bring the Bahia traditions to Manchester.
Carlinhos will be performing outside our West Reception pre-game, A Dama and O Maestro will be showcasing their musical repertoire on stage outside East Reception while Corridor of Timbaleiros, Traditional Brazilian drummers, will play in the Kids Fanzone.
Oscar nominee and Latin Grammy winner Carlinhos will also be gifting tokens of Bahian culture, including the famous Lord of Bonfim ribbons, to supporters on the day.
Pagode baiano musicians will join Carlinhos for his performances – and he will make a special appearance on the pitch just before kick-off, too.
Other Bahian traditions will be on display at the stadium including a capoeira presentation and the Bahia mascots who will join City’s mascots Moonchester and Moonbeam.
The activities are supported by the Government of the State of Bahia, the Municipality of Salvador and club partners: Axi, Socios.com and Esportes da Sorte.