WELSH rock star Mike Peters is gearing up for the Euro 2020 campaign as Wales face Switzerland on Saturday evening.

The Alarm frontman appeared on BBC Wales’ Breakfast show on Friday morning to discuss and perform his Wales anthem ‘The Red Wall of Cymru’ as the European tournament that gets underway with Italy vs Turkey.

Mr Peters shared his excitement with Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt as the Wales squad look to repeat its feat of reaching the semi-finals of the competition in France in 2016. In the anthem, Mr Peters references how many pundits felt Wales “had no chance” and the star believes the team can cause a surprise again.

A Record Store day vinyl of the song with alternative demo versions will be released on Saturday, when Wales face Switzerland in their opening game.

“As a passionate and lifelong Wales supporter, I have always wanted to write a song that might in some way, capture the passion and commitment of the Welsh fans,” he said.

“Through ‘The Red Wall of Cymru’ we have been able to combine four passions: Wales, football, music and supporting people in Wales that are tackling a cancer diagnosis."

Peters and wife Jules, keyboardist for The Alarm, recently hiked the Offa’s Dyke Path, which spans the length of Wales, to raise donations for their blood cancer charity Love Hope Strength.

Some of the band's cult fanbase also walked the 177-mile route from Prestatyn to Sedbury at their own pace, while others covered the distance virtually, on routes around their home, as they follow the Peters’ two-week journey from Sunday, May 23 to June 6.

“It’s all about community, friendship, music,” said Mrs Peters. “By walking people can improve their fitness and start doing things they thought they were not capable of.”