March 26, 2012


Tiesto On His Charity Soccer Match Against Swedish DJs

When Fuse caught up with Tiësto at Miami’s Ultra Music Fest, the Dutch EDM maestro told us how his soccer charity competition with Swedish House Mafia’s Sebastian Ingrosso got started. 

“Sebastian and I are very good friends, so we always talk crap to each other," he told us. "Like, 'Sweden sucks!' and 'Holland sucks!' and then we just decided to do a [soccer] game together. It was a spontaneous idea but everybody was going crazy over it, so we [then] took it very seriously and now we’re going to make a big charity thing out of it.”

So last Wednesday, Tiësto and Ingrosso captained opposing teams in a Netherlands vs. Sweden soccer match to raise money for the (Red) charity. Tiesto ended up leading his team to a 13-11 victory, but he says this isn’t the last time they’ll face off.

“Every DJ loves to play football [soccer], so I think it’s gonna be a big thing for the next couple years. We’re very fanatic when it comes to sports, even the smallest game we take very seriously. The shirts [from Wednesday’s game] are going to be auctioned and the money goes to the organization (Red), which is a charity for AIDS in Africa. So it’s a good cause, it’s a lot of fun and it brings us closer together as DJs.”

Check out the video above to watch Tiësto talk charity n' soccer, and go here to see Tiesto talk EDM's U.S. takeover.