After the break, Barcelona will have to wait until their second game to play at home, with Leganes coming to Camp Nou on June 16 and the Catalan club launching an initiative behind their supporters. While the game will be played behind closed doors, the Blaugrana have invited their supporters to sign the famous hymn of the club.
Barcelona will play the pre-recorded and edited clip before the match against the Madrid-based side with the help of the giant video screens. Barcelona will have five more matches to play on home soil, with those coming against Leganes, Athletic Club, Atletico Madrid, Espanyol, and Osasuna.
While the game is going to be played behind closed doors, the Blaugrana has been encouraging their fans to sign the club ‘s famous hymn to record themselves says Marca.
The club anthem is played on the stadium loudspeaker system by tradition at the Camp Nou, and all the fans sing together at once. The song was composed as part of the 75th Anniversary Celebrations in Barcelona in 1974. The lyrics are written by Jaume Picas and Josep M. Espinàs and are set to Manuel Valls Gorina ‘s music.
On November 27, 1974, as part of the celebration of the Club’s 75th Anniversary, ‘Cant del Barça’ was solemnly sung for the first time by Oriol Martorell’s 3,500 voices.
The hymn reminds us of the club’s open and integrative character: “Never mind where we come from, South or North, … a flag brings us together.”