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David Guetta to write official song of Euro 2016

By | Published on Thursday 11 June 2015

David Guetta

FIFA might be riddled with corruption, but not our UEFA. No, not a bit of it. David Guetta didn’t have to bribe anyone to be allowed to record the official song of the Euro 2016 football tournament. Not that I’m saying Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez had to pay to record the official World Cup 2014 song, but… come on.

Anyway, yeah, that David Guetta chap is going to record the official song of Euro 2016, due to take place in France next year. He’ll also perform at the opening ceremony at the Stade de France on 10 Jun. I’m sure it’ll go down in history as a thing that happened.

Insisting that Guetta was not asked to hand over any money and that UEFA is genuinely keen for this to happen, the organisation’s president Michel Platini said: “We wanted to work with David Guetta because he has proven throughout his career that he can create music which inspires people all around the world. David’s music has great energy so we look forward to seeing and hearing him add to the spirit and atmosphere of the tournament”.

Guetta added: “It is incredibly exciting to be part of this huge football tournament in my home country. Music and football go hand in hand when it comes to celebration and enjoyment and I want to help to make this Euro the biggest and most memorable yet. We want the fans to be at the very heart of everything that we do”.

Warming up for the big event, Guetta will play a free show at the Champ Mars in Paris on 9 Jun 2016 too.