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Lightning Seeds will be joined by David Baddiel and Frank Skinner for live gig on Euro 2020 final

The Lightning Seeds are set to reunite with David Baddiel and Frank Skinner for a live performance ahead of England’s Euro 2020 final on Sunday. 

The gig will take place at London’s 229 music venue on Sunday as part of the National Lottery’s Revive Live grassroots music campaign, in front of 200 England fans.

It comes as the entire nation prepares to sit down to watch England’s Euro 2020 final against Italy at Wembley Stadium, the Three Lions’ first international final in 55 years. 

It’s Coming Home! Rock band The Lightning Seeds will be joined by David Baddiel and Frank Skinner in a live gig for England fans on Sunday at London’s 229 music venue

Baddiel and Skinner were the masterminds behind the Three Lions football anthem – which was penned 25 years ago and has been frequently sung by fans throughout the tournament.    

The band which formed in Liverpool will perform a 30 minute set at the historic  music venue before being joined by very special guests Baddiel and Skinner.

The pair will perform Three Lions (It’s Coming Home) to celebrate England’s  fantastic run in the tournament. 

The song was originally written as the England’s anthem for UEFA Euro 1996.

They're back! The comedians were the masterminds behind the Three Lions football anthem - which has been chanted throughout the tournament (L-R Ian Broudie, Frank and David in 1998)

They’re back! The comedians were the masterminds behind the Three Lions football anthem – which has been chanted throughout the tournament (L-R Ian Broudie, Frank and David in 1998)

The comedy duo then went on to re-record the track with new lyrics for the 1998 World Cup.

Skinner and Baddiel’s song enjoyed a roaring comeback during the 2018 World Cup, in which England got to the semi-finals.

During tournament, it became the first song in UK history to have four spells at No 1.

The song remains a key part of fan celebrations as they often chant the lyrics ‘it’s coming home’ on repeat.  

Reunion: The pair will perform Three Lions (It's Coming Home) to celebrate England's fantastic run in the tournament

Reunion: The pair will perform Three Lions (It’s Coming Home) to celebrate England’s fantastic run in the tournament

The National Lottery is helping to facilitate the return of live music to grassroots venues this summer, through their Revive Live partnership with the Music Venue Trust. 

It is contributing £1M directly to underwrite the touring and production costs of over 300 live performances this summer, enabling the grassroots live music industry to start promoting shows again in the knowledge that the upfront costs associated with touring are covered.

Entry to Sunday’s gig is strictly by ticket only, with only 200 tickets available that can be bought for £10 from 9am on Sunday on a first come first served basis from DICE via www.229.london. 

Doors open at midday with the band due on at 1pm for a unique 30 minute set.

Performance: The band which formed in Liverpool will perform a 30 minute set at the historic music venue before being joined by very special guests Baddiel and Skinner

Performance: The band which formed in Liverpool will perform a 30 minute set at the historic music venue before being joined by very special guests Baddiel and Skinner

Social distancing guidelines and other COVID-19 measures will be in place in line with current government guidelines.

Lead singer Ian Broudie said: ‘We are delighted to be supporting a campaign that is backing so many small music venues up and down the country. 

It’s in venues like 229 that bands hone their craft and learn how to entertain an audience. 

It’s great to be back out playing in front of live audiences and brilliant to be back on a stage with Frank and David in the biggest day for English football since 1966.’

Lead singer Ian Broudie said: 'We are delighted to be supporting a campaign that is backing so many small music venues up and down the country (pictured in 1996)

Lead singer Ian Broudie said: ‘We are delighted to be supporting a campaign that is backing so many small music venues up and down the country (pictured in 1996)

Frank Skinner said: 'Football's coming home and live music is going out again. It's a brilliant double whammy and I guess a live Three Lions sums it up. Great times! (pictured in 1996)

Frank Skinner said: ‘Football’s coming home and live music is going out again. It’s a brilliant double whammy and I guess a live Three Lions sums it up. Great times! (pictured in 1996)

David Baddiel said: ‘As a performer whose own stand-up tour has been furloughed since March 2020, I can’t wait to get onstage again. 

And doing 3 Lions on the day England are in the final isn’t a bad way to restart.’

Frank Skinner said: ‘Football’s coming home and live music is going out again. It’s a brilliant double whammy and I guess a live Three Lions sums it up. Great times!’

Nigel Railton, Chief Executive of National Lottery operator Camelot, said: ‘As things open up again, it’s wonderful to see people enjoying live football and live music once again, and The National Lottery is pleased to have the opportunity to host this gig for England fans in the run up to the final, and to support a great music venue at the same time.’

David Baddiel said: 'As a performer whose own stand-up tour has been furloughed since March 2020, I can't wait to get onstage again

David Baddiel said: ‘As a performer whose own stand-up tour has been furloughed since March 2020, I can’t wait to get onstage again

The National Lottery’s Revive Live Tour will run throughout the summer and will see a diverse range of headline artists including Olivia Dean, Twin Atlantic, The Magic Gang and The Futureheads perform at hundreds of grassroots music venues throughout the country.

More than 20 tours will be taking place, once venues are able to open, in line with government guidance. 

Special one-off shows by Sir Tom Jones, Rag ‘N’ Bone Man, Mahalia, James Arthur, Frank Turner, Sam Fender and Fontaines D.C. will also take place at grassroots music venues to support the initiative and celebrate the return of live music.

World Cup: The comedy duo then went on to re-record the track with new lyrics for the 1998 World Cup

World Cup: The comedy duo then went on to re-record the track with new lyrics for the 1998 World Cup

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