Martin Garrix tapped to write UEFA Euro 2020 anthem
Martin Garrix has been named as the official artist for the UEFA Euro 2020 tournament, known colloquially as the European Championship. The event is the biggest soccer (or as the locals call it, “football”) tournament in the region, whose final rounds kick off on June 12 and will take place across 12 different cities for the first time in its history. Currently, teams from across the European Union and beyond are competing in qualifying matches.
The Dutch prodigy will be penning both the official anthem of the tournament, as well as the walkout song for each game. He announced the news during his headlining set at ADE 2019 at RAI Amsterdam. UEFA is also hosting a meet & greet giveaway with Garrix on November 30 when the tournament’s official competitors are revealed in Bucharest. Expect to hear the song in Spring 2020 when it’s debuted along with another vocal collaboration. In June, Garrix will perform the theme song live for its first time.
Of this milestone task, the artist stated, “It’s crazy to think that UEFA EURO 2020 will be held across 12 different cities but it’s the perfect way to celebrate 60 years of this incredible competition. Music is my passion but I’m also a huge football fan, so it’s extra special for me to be able to create the official song for what will be the biggest EURO in history.”