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Singing stars share stage to ensure Hampden Will Roar

Wednesday, 05 September 2012


Amy Macdonald and Julie Fowlis took to the hallowed Hampden turf today in preparation for their exclusive co-headlining performance before Scotland’s FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 Qualifying Group A opener against Serbia on Saturday.

 

Amy’s new single, Pride - an ode to the Scotland fans inspired by her performances at the national stadium - is riding high in the charts and the honorary Scotland Supporters Club member will put on a special performance of the song prior to kick-off on Saturday.

 

She will be back on anthem duties for the second match of the double-header, against FYR Macedonia, on Tuesday night.
Julie has taken Hollywood by storm having contributed to the soundtrack for the Disney/Pixar box office smash Brave and will be performing the national anthem, Flower of Scotland, before the Serbia match.

 

Both performers will do their bit to ensure Hampden Will Roar and hope they can inspire Scotland and their supporters to victory.

 

Amy Macdonald: “I was inspired to write the song by singing at Hampden, especially the Spain game. That was really the most amazing atmosphere. It is always an honour to sing Flower of Scotland before the games but it was really emotional that day.

 

“I have sung Pride loads of times before, it is on my new album, but it is going to be amazing to sing it on the exact spot where I've sung Flower of Scotland. I am really looking forward to it, it is a huge privilege.”

 

Julie Fowlis made her debut at the national stadium singing Flower of Scotland before Scotland’s 1-0 win against Denmark and is hoping to be a lucky charm at Hampden on Saturday.

 

Julie Fowlis: “It was a real honour to be asked to sing the national anthem before the game against Denmark, and various members of my family and friends were there to support me on that day.  It was a joy to sing with so many voices in the stadium.

 

“I'm delighted to be singing Flower of Scotland again for the team and the Hampden crowd this Saturday. Let's hope the boys can recreate that win they had over Denmark against Serbia.”

 

Fans can join in the discussion throughout the qualifying campaign on twitter #hampdenwillroar

 

Tickets for Scotland v Serbia and FYR Macedonia are available now, click here to buy.


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