The Killers to headline World Cup premiere party at Distillery District

  Photo:  The Killers

Photo: The Killers

The Killers will headline the World Cup of Hockey Premiere Party at the fan village in Toronto's historic Distillery District on Sept. 16.

The festivities will include a parade of players from each of the participating teams.

Tickets are $25 for general admission standing room, and will be available for purchase through ticketmaster.ca beginning at 10 a.m. on Sept. 8.

East Fan Village will open at 3 p.m. on Sept. 16, the concert at 4:30 p.m. A paid ticket will be required for entry into the event and valid only for the day. All attractions inside East Fan Village will be included with the price of admission.

The Sept. 16 event will serve as the official opening of the World Cup of Hockey Fan Village, a 10-day fan festival in the Distillery District. From Sept.16 to 25, the family-friendly festival will occupy the Distillery District, plus more than 200,000 square feet of an untouched lot east of Cherry Street, which will be known as the 'East Fan Village.'

Fan Village will celebrate not only the sport of hockey but the food, music and culture of all participating hockey nations and will feature a diverse mix of programming, designed for fans of all ages, including live musical performances, big-ticket prizes and giveaways, and viewing parties for every World Cup of Hockey game broadcast live on video screens.

Distillery Fan Village will be free and open to the public Sept. 17 to 25. East Fan Village will be free and open to the public Sept. 17 to 22 and Sept. 24 to 25. On Sept. 23, a paid ticket will be required for entry into East Fan Village for the World Cup of Hockey Celebration of Champions featuring Green Day.

For more information on World Cup of Hockey Fan Village, visit wch2016.com/fanvillage.