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Ed Sheeran and Nelly Furtado at the European Championship fan festival in Munich

Superstars at the fan festival for the European Football Championship in Germany: Ed Sheeran and Nelly Furtado play on June 12 at the Theresienwiese in Munich, two days before the opening match.

Mark Forster is also due to perform at the major concert in front of around 90,000 guests, as the organizers announced on Thursday. Pre-registration for the tickets, which cost 95 euros, has been running since Wednesday. Pre-sales start on March 28 at 10.00 a.m., first for pre-registered customers, with remaining tickets going on sale from 12.00 noon.

"Football and music bring people together. That's exactly what strengthens our civil society and our democracy," said tournament director and football world champion Philipp Lahm, who was able to meet Sheeran in the run-up to the tournament.

It's another major musical event for the city of Munich. Stars such as AC/DC and Taylor Swift have been announced for this summer. And Adele is giving ten concerts in Munich in August. The city's economic department hopes that their performances alone will generate tourism-related revenue of more than half a billion euros. Visitors to the six football matches at the European Championships could generate a turnover of around 144 million euros, the department announced in a forecast at the end of February.

The European Football Championship runs from June 14 to July 14. Switzerland will face Hungary, Scotland and hosts Germany in Group A.

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