The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 is proud to unveil the tournament’s Official Song “Stand By” – a collaboration between brand new artist LORYN and one of the UK’s most successful and influential acts, Rudimental.
Rudimental have sold in excess of 2 million albums since their formation in 2011 and have a track record of discovering emerging talent and giving them a platform. Such is the case with rising star LORYN who hails from the wilds of Deep Cove, Northern Canada. Having heard her demos, Rudimental knew they had to work with LORYN and the rest is history.
Available across all streaming platforms from 17th May, LORYN and Rudimental are now excited to reveal “Stand By”, the official song to this summer’s tournament. One of the world’s biggest sporting events, it attracts one million sporting fans soaking up Cricket World Cup action in the UK and a further billion fans watching world-wide across the 48-match event.
Piers Aggett of Rudimental said: “Celebrating our diversity is a key message of the band. Obviously, we’ve all got different heritages, we’re from London – one of the most diverse cities in the world and we like to celebrate our differences. That’s our vibe.”
Fellow band member Locksmith added: “The key message of this single is about togetherness, bringing people from all walks of life through the music that we create.”
The partnership will be launched in London at an event later today hosted by BBC Radio 1 DJ, Greg James and former England captain and broadcaster, Freddie Flintoff.
Cricket fanatic and World Cup ambassador Greg James said: “For cricket nerds it’s always so brilliant when our favourite thing becomes the national talking point and I can’t wait for the World Cup to get going. Music is obviously my other love so to be part of this launch with an enormous act like Rudimental is very exciting.”
From 30th May – 14th July, England and Wales will host the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 and see 10 countries go head-to-head to lift the World Cup trophy.
ABOUT THE ICC MEN’S CRICKET WORLD CUP 2019
- The tournament will run from 30 May to 14 July. The semi-finals will be played at Old Trafford in Manchester and Edgbaston in Birmingham on 9 and 11 July respectively, while Lord’s will host the final on 14 July
- 11 venues across England and Wales will be used, namely Cardiff Wales Stadium in Cardiff (four matches), Bristol County Ground in Bristol (three matches), County Ground Taunton in Taunton (three matches), Edgbaston in Birmingham (five matches, including the second semi-final), Hampshire Bowl in Southampton (five matches), Headingley in Leeds (four matches), Lord’s in London (five matches, including the final), Old Trafford in Manchester (six matches, including the first semi-final), The Oval in London (five matches, including the tournament opener), The Riverside Durham in Chester-le-Street (three matches) and Trent Bridge in Nottingham (five matches)
- The 10 teams in the tournament will play against each other in a single-league format, with the top four sides after 45 matches to qualify for the two semi-finals
- England and Wales have previously staged ICC Cricket World Cups in 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999
- Australia is the most successful team in the history of the World Cup, having won events in 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015. The West Indies won the first two editions in 1975 and 1979, while India won in 1983 and 2011. Other winners are Pakistan in 1992 and Sri Lanka in 1996
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