Suffolk singer Ed Sheeran to perform TikTok UEFA Euro 2020 show at Ipswich Town Football Club's Portman Road
Suffolk singer Ed Sheeran is set to debut his new song at his hometown football club's ground later this month as part of a virtual show.
Sheeran, of Framlingham, who has sponsored Ipswich Town's home shirts which were unveiled yesterday, has announced he will perform a live set for TikTok's UEFA Euro 2020 show from Portman Road on Friday, June 25.
The gig, which will feature the first performance of Sheeran's new single as well as a number of his most popular songs, will only be available from his TikTok channel @edsheeran.
Sheeran said: “Can’t wait to perform at TikTok’s UEFA Euro 2020 show live from Portman Road.
"It’s a place I love and I’m looking forward to performing some fan faves as well as my new track for the first time! See you on the 25th June.”
The Shape of You singer announced he will be part of the show with a video shared on his TikTok platform featuring David Beckham, which has been viewed more than 1.5 million times since it was uploaded this morning.
The concert will be live-streamed from Portman Road on Friday, June 25 at 9pm and will be free to view on TikTok.
The show will also be available to view again on June 26 and July 9 for global audiences that missed the first performance.
Paul Hourican, head of music operations UK at TikTok, added: “We are honoured to play host to Ed Sheeran for this very special gig during the UEFA European Championships.
"He is one of the greatest pop stars of his generation, a truly groundbreaking live performer and I know this moment is going to be truly special for the global TikTok community.”
Officials have described the TikTok UEFA Euro 2020 Show as a 'celebration of music and football' which will 'mark TikTok’s partnership with UEFA as the home for football fans during the tournament'.
The show will come after Sheeran's live performance over the bank holiday weekend which showcased another Suffolk venue - Snape Maltings - where he filmed a set for BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend of Live Music.