Applications open today for volunteers to join the cast of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies. 

Organisers are inviting Midlands-based people who are passionate about music, dance - and can move a beat, to apply to be part of something spectacular this summer. Athletes Hosts are also required to welcome the athletes taking part in the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. This role should appeal to those who want to be part of the ceremony but don't want to appear on stage.

Successful applicants will perform in front of a full capacity audience in Birmingham's newly developed Alexandra Stadium, as well as a worldwide broadcast audience of up to one billion people.

The Birmingham 2022 Ceremonies Team is made up of some of the finest West Midlands creative talent, including, theatre director Iqbal Khan, award-winning writer Maeve Clarke, rapper Joshua 'RTKal' Holness, and Peaky Blinders creator, Steven Knight.  This team is calling for the most ambitious, outgoing, and dedicated local people to apply to be part of the performance that opens and closes the biggest sporting celebration since the London 2012 Olympic Games.

There are 2000 volunteer roles available and anyone over the age of 18 can apply. Applications close Monday 7 February.

Applicants can find more information and register their interest for this great opportunity by completing the online applications form at