Even before a ball is kicked, the Netherlands has already won its 1st European Championship success. Together with the U2 legends Bono and The Edge, ‘our’ Martin Garrix plays the leading role at the opening ceremony in Rome for the game between Italy and Turkey (9:00 PM).
In a virtual performance, that is. Martin Garrix, the stage name of 25-year-old Martijn Garritsen, composed the official European Championship song ‘We are the people’. That song, for which U2 singer Bono wrote the lyrics, is central to the opening ceremony, which takes place 1 hour before kick-off. begins.
Due to corona, 16,000 spectators (25 percent of the capacity) are welcome in Stadio Olimpico tonight. The virtual performance by Garrix and co has as theme a real live stadium performance.
It was filmed in state-of-the-art motion control studios in London and at the Olimpico in Rome to recreate the stadium environment in 3D.