The 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games got underway with an entertaining Opening Ceremony today ©Kentaitin/Twitter


Samoan athletes received a rapturous welcome during the Athletes' Parade ©Getty Images

Samoan performers exhibited many different traditional dances during the Ceremony ©Getty Images

The crowd were treated to a plethora of music during the Ceremony ©Getty Images

One of the loudest cheers of the night came from this young performer who bravely took to the stage alone during a routine involving fire ©Getty Images

Entertainers produced a stunning display throughout the Ceremony ©Getty Images

The fire performers had the crowd in awe as they lit up the field of play at Apia Park ©Getty Images

Acrobatics were also on show as performers showcased several talents ©Getty Images

The Ceremony was a joyous celebration of traditional Samoan culture ©Getty Images

A spectacular fireworks display was one of the highlights of the spectacle ©Getty Images