UEFA has announced that Dutch DJ and Producer Martin Garrix will be EURO 2020’s Official Music Artist.
The electronic music artist will write and perform the official UEFA EURO 2020 song, which will be revealed in spring 2020 and performed for the first time at the tournament’s opening ceremony in the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on 12th June. UEFA has also announced that the song will be created in collaboration with an as-yet unnamed singer.
Alongside the official song, Garrix will produce the official walkout music, which will accompany the teams out onto the pitch as well as music for use in UEFA’s official broadcasts.
The news was announced by Garrix himself while on stage at a gig in his hometown of Amsterdam. Coming back for an encore after his initial set, the 23-year-old came back out carrying the tournament’s Henri Delauney trophy as screens behind him announced him as the EURO 2020 Official Music Artist.
Guy-Laurent Epstein, Director of Marketing, UEFA, said: “UEFA EURO 2020 will be a month of celebration across Europe, and there’s no better person to get the party started than Martin Garrix. Both music and football bring people together, and with the tournament being played in 12 different countries across the continent for the first time, there will be an overriding theme of unity throughout UEFA EURO 2020.”
Garrix said: “It’s an incredible honour to be asked to create the official song for UEFA EURO 2020 and I am so excited to let everyone hear it. Next summer’s tournament will take the fans closer to the action than ever before, and I really hope that my song will make everyone in Europe feel like they are part of it.”