How to watch the Euro 2020 opening ceremony, who will perform, when it will begin, and more information
The first of 51 matches in the rescheduled Euro 2020 tournament will be played at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome between Turkey and Italy.
The event will be contested across the continent to commemorate the tournament’s 60th anniversary, with 11 host cities welcoming 24 teams for over 31 days.
Wembley will host all of England’s group stage matches with a 25% reduced capacity, with the semi-finals and final taking place at the home of English football.
After Eder’s extra-time victory against hosts France in 2016, Portugal was crowned European Champions for the first time in their history.
The following cities will host matches throughout the tournament:
Amsterdam is a city in the Netherlands (Netherlands) – Arena Baku Johan Cruyff (Azerbaijan) – Seville Olympic Stadium (Spain) – Bucharest’s Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium (Romania) – Budapest’s National Arena (Hungary) – Copenhagen’s Puskas Arena (Denmark) – Glasgow Parken Stadium (Scotland) – London’s Hampden Park (England) – Munich’s Wembley Stadium (Germany) – Allianz Arena Rome (Italy) – Stadio Olimpico Saint Petersburg (Russia) – Krestovsky Stadium
Martin Garrix, Bono and The Edge will take to the stage with a virtual performance using state-of-the-art motion control and using 3D technology at the opening ceremony.
The Dutch musician and the U2 star combined to create the official Euro 2020 song ‘We Are The People’.
UEFA marketing director Guy-Laurent Epstein said : “The sense of anticipation for UEFA EURO 2020 has really intensified as participating national teams announce their squads and our host venues finalise preparations.
“The opening ceremony in the Olimpico in Rome will be a fitting preamble to the tournament, and I am pleased that the collaboration between three great artists, Martin Garrix, Bono and The Edge, has also produced a virtual performance that will enable fans across Europe and the world to feel closer to the tournament.
The opening ceremony will take place on Friday, June 11 at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico ahead of the tournament’s first game.
With kick-off between Italy and Turkey scheduled for 8pm BST, the opening ceremony is expected to start at around 20 minutes beforehand with coverage starting from 7pm. Summary ends.