23 Feb 2018

Halmstad native Per Gessle, with a track record of 80 million albums sold worldwide, is supporting the Liebherr 2018 World Team Championships in Halmstad with a song composed especially for the event that will be seen by 350 million viewers all over the world.

Over 100 nations from all corners of the globe will visit the coastal city when the Liebherr 2018 World Team Championships descends upon Halmstad Arena between Saturday 29th April and Saturday 6th May.

Press Release: Liebherr 2018 World Team Championships

On top of experiencing world class table tennis, visitors will also be able to enjoy world famous artist Per Gessle’s music, as he is behind the official WTTC-song “Name You Beautiful”, performed together with Helena Josefsson.

“When I was asked to write the official song for the tournament I didn’t hesitate. I was really up for the challenge. I wrote it together with some other local Halmstad-musicians, namely the guys from Galavant (Sebastian Atas and Victor Sjöström). Their super talented friend Viktor Broberg also contributed. We had lots of fun”, says Gessle in a statement, adding:

“The song isn’t really a net ball, more like a killer smash in the backhand corner!”

Johnny Ewerstein, project manager of the 2018 WTTC, is happy and pleased that Gessle chose to contribute a song to Sweden’s biggest sporting event 2018:

“This is absolutely fantastic! Gessle is a world renowned artist, and the fact that he stems from Halmstad makes it all the more special and an honor for us as hosts. We’re very glad and grateful for this song, which fits in excellently with a sporting event of this scope and importance.”

The WTTC-song will be played publicly for the first time during the European Championships qualification match between Sweden and Denmark. The game is played in Halmstad Arena on Tuesday 27th February at 18.30.

Entry is free of charge, so don’t miss this opportunity to combine world class table tennis with a brand new song from Per Gessle. The song will be available shortly on both Spotify and iTunes.

The Liebherr World Team Championships will be followed by 350 million viewers from around the globe and will be monitored from approximately 350 journalists on location. 72 men’s and 72 women’s teams from around 100 nations are participating. Hosts are the International Table Tennis Federation, the Swedish Table Tennis Association and Destination Halmstad.

2018 World Team Championships Per Gessle