The Miss World 2013 pageant will open in spectacular fashion with a ceremony in Bali, Indonesia, on 8 September.

The opening ceremony of the 63rd edition of the global beauty contest will begin at 7pm local time (1pm BST), in the Exhibition Gallery at The Westin Inn hotel, Bali. The gala will feature all 131 contestants, a record number, who will formally introduce themselves to the world after a catwalk.

The contestants are also expected to perform a traditional Indonesian dance at the event, which will feature a plethora of cultural, dance and music performances by Indonesian artistes.

Watch Miss World Opening Ceremony Live

The spectacular show can be viewed live on the official website of Miss World Indonesia 2013. The website features a live video stream. Watch the Miss World 2013 opening ceremony live here.

The venue has been frantically preparing ahead of the opening ceremony.

"Committee members were busy on setting up the stage for the opening ceremony. Assembling, installing, and adjusting the spectacular world class stage layout, lighting, and sound system were being done by the committee in order to success the Opening Ceremony of Miss World," said the organisers.

Contestants have also rehearsed for the opening ceremony at the venue, practising catwalk and the formation in which each contestant will appear. (Watch the Miss World 2013 contestants rehearse here).

The grand finale of the pageant will take place on 28 September in Jakarta. The winner will be crowned Miss World 2013 by reigning Miss World, Wenxia Yu of China.

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