On Friday, June 11, 2021, Italy will meet Turkey in the tournament’s opening match, which will be followed by the final on July 11. However, there is an opening ceremony to enjoy before the ball is kicked.
Continue reading to learn everything you need to know about the virtual performances that will kick off UEFA Euro 2020.
Where will the Euro 2020 opening ceremony take place?
The Euros’ covid-19-delayed opening ceremony will take place in Rome’s iconic Stadio Olympico, a 70,000-seater stadium that will be approximately 25% full due to health restrictions. What a way to kick off what is a one-of-a-kind edition of the tournament, with matches taking place in 11 different cities.
When does the Euro 2020 opening ceremony begin?
The ceremony starts at 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT, 7 p.m. in the UK, and 8 p.m. local time CEST), an hour before the Beautiful Game begins.
Who will perform at the Euro 2020 opening ceremony?
Martin Garrix, Bono, and The Edge will take center stage in a virtual concert using cutting-edge technology. ‘The collaboration of U2 rock legends and one of the world’s biggest DJs/producers on the Official Song of UEFA EURO 2020 has extended to a digital recreation of the Olimpico, which will see the three artists come together like never before for a celebratory performance of We Are The People,’ according to UEFA.
Guy-Laurent Epstein, UEFA’s marketing director, added enthusiastically:
“I am thrilled that the partnership between three great musicians, Martin Garrix, Bono, and The Edge, has also produced a virtual performance that will allow fans across Europe and the world to feel closer to the event. We Are The People captures the spirit of celebration and camaraderie that is at the core of UEFA EURO 2020, and I am confident that fans will be enthralled by the virtual performance, whether they are watching at home or online.”
In addition, Andrea Bocelli, a world music legend, will perform a stadium performance of Puccini’s “Nessun Dorma.” Get ready for goosebumps!
How can I watch the Euro 2020 opening ceremony?
The event will be broadcast on TUDN Radio, TUDN.com, TUDN USA, TUDN App, ESPN, Univision, and Univision NOW in the United States.
Is AS English going to cover the Euro 2020 opening ceremony?
What a provocative question! We are, of course. As kick-off approaches, our Kieran Quaile will be reporting all of the action live and providing you with live reactions from around the world.
Then, when the virtual entertainment comes to a close, Kieran will smoothly transport you into the game between Italy and Turkey, where the excitement we’ve all been waiting for will begin…