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LADY LESHURR, JAKE BUGG, EVERYTHING EVERYTHING AND JACK GARRATT ANNOUNCED FOR THE HUNDRED, MARKING THE BIGGEST MUSIC & SPORT COLLABORATION IN UK HISTORY

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LADY LESHURR, JAKE BUGG, EVERYTHING EVERYTHING AND JACK GARRATT ANNOUNCED FOR THE HUNDRED, MARKING THE BIGGEST MUSIC & SPORT COLLABORATION IN UK HISTORY

A-list music talent set to perform live at The Hundred cricket competition in collaboration with BBC Music Introducing

8 July: Live sport and music are teaming up like never before this summer, with The Hundred today unveiling an all-star music line-up to complement one of the most anticipated new sporting events, which starts just days after lockdown restrictions are due to lift.

Queen of UK rap and Celebrity Circle champion Lady Leshurr, Manchester festival legends Everything Everything, English singer-songwriter Jack Garratt and musician Jake Bugg will be joining the already extensive list of artists bringing high energy entertainment to The Hundred – a new fast-paced 100-ball cricket competition which starts on 21 July.

As the biggest sport and music collaboration in UK history, there will be live music and DJs at each of the 64 games, meaning the entertainment off the pitch will match the action on it. Following the announcement that Becky Hill will be performing at the opening women’s game on 21 July, Jack Garratt has been unveiled as the headliner for The Hundred men’s opening game at the Kia Oval the following day. Furthermore, Jake Bugg will be performing at his local ground Trent Bridge on 24 July, Lady Leshurr will be taking to the stage in her hometown of Birmingham on 1 August, and Everything Everything will be gracing the stage for their local team at the Manchester Originals vs London Spirit matches at Emirates Old Trafford on the 10 August.

Combining world-class fast-paced cricket, with top quality live music, The Hundred will bring entertainment to the whole family this summer, with tickets selling fast. The list of artists has been made possible through The Hundred and BBC Music Introducing’s unprecedented collaboration, giving both established and up-and-coming musicians and DJs an opportunity to play live again.

Jack Garratt says, “Playing at the Kia Oval to open The Hundred men's competition will be a day to remember, I’m thrilled to be performing on such a memorable occasion – see you there!”

Everything Everything bassist, Jeremy Pritchard says, “We’re chuffed to be part of The Hundred’s live music line up, and to be playing at Emirates Old Trafford in the band’s home of Manchester, which has hosted us as punters at so many great gigs and sporting events before.”

Music is integral to The Hundred’s match day experience, keeping fans on the edge of their seats. The line-up of music talent comes as part of The Hundred’s ambition to throw cricket’s doors open to broader audiences this summer, welcoming in families and inspiring the next generation to say that cricket is a game for them.

Sanjay Patel, The Hundred Managing Director says, “We’re delighted to announce more big-name artists including Lady Leshurr, Everything Everything and Jack Garratt in collaboration with BBC Music Introducing, providing a ground-breaking music programme as part of The Hundred. It’s mixing sport and music in a way that’s not been done before in the UK. Our music line up, coupled with world-class cricket on the pitch, is sure to provide an entertaining day out for the whole family.”

The Hundred will kick off with a standalone women’s match between the Oval Invincibles and the Manchester Originals – making history as the first major UK team sport to do so. The competition will ensure men’s and women’s cricket is played on a shared platform, with equal prize money and a host of female cricket players and artists taking centre stage, broadcast live across Sky and the BBC.

Featuring some of the best players from around the world competing in eight new city-based teams across England and Wales, The Hundred will see men’s and women’s competitions running alongside one another. Tickets are great value for money: £5 for under 16s with adult tickets starting at £12, under-fives go free. Aside from the first two games, tickets give you the chance to see a women’s and men’s game. Refund policies will be in place should matches be affected by Covid.

Buy your tickets for this summer’s must-see sporting and entertainment event at thehundred.com.

The Hundred Games and Performances

Date

Game

Venue

Artist

July 21st

Oval Invincibles vs. Manchester Originals

Kia Oval, London

Becky Hill

July 22nd

Oval Invincibles vs. Manchester Originals

Kia Oval, London

Jack Garratt

July 23rd

Birmingham Phoenix vs. London Spirit

Edgbaston, Birmingham

Lady Sanity

July 24th

Trent Rockets vs. Southern Brave

Trent Bridge, Nottingham

Jake Bugg

July 24th

Northern Superchargers vs. Welsh Fire

Emerald Headingley, Leeds

To be confirmed

July 25th

London Spirit vs. Oval Invincibles

Lord's, London

To be confirmed

July 25th

Manchester Originals vs. Birmingham Phoenix

Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester

The Lathums

July 26th

Trent Rockets vs. Northern Superchargers

Trent Bridge, Nottingham

Jerub

July 27th

Welsh Fire vs. Southern Brave

Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

Juice Menace

July 28th

Manchester Originals vs. Northern Superchargers

Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester

The Orielles

July 29th

London Spirit vs. Trent Rockets

Lord's, London

Gracey

July 30th

Southern Brave vs. Birmingham Phoenix

The Ageas Bowl, Southampton

To be confirmed

July 31st

Welsh Fire vs. Manchester Originals

Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

To be confirmed

July 31st

Northern Superchargers vs. Oval Invicibles

Emerald Headingley, Leeds

Self Esteem

August 1st

Birmingham Phoenix vs. Trent Rockets

Edgbaston, Birmingham

Lady Leshurr

August 1st

London Spirit vs. Southern Brave

Lord's, London

Alfie Templeman

August 2nd

Oval Invincibles vs. Welsh Fire

Kia Oval, London

Aziya

August 3rd

London Spirit vs. Northern Superchargers

Lord's, London

Asha Gold

August 4th

Birmingham Phoenix vs. Oval Invincibles

Edgbaston, Birmingham

KIOKO

August 5th

Manchester Originals vs. Southern Brave

Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester

Porij

August 6th

Welsh Fire vs. Trent Rockets

Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

Afro Cluster

August 7th

Southern Brave vs. Northern Superchargers

The Ageas Bowl, Southampton

Baby Queen

August 8th

Oval Invincibles vs. Trent Rockets

Kia Oval, London

Kawala

August 9th

Birmingham Phoenix vs. Welsh Fire

Edgbaston, Birmingham

The Lottery Winners

August 10th

Manchester Originals vs. London Spirit

Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester

Everything Everything

August 11th

Southern Brave vs. Welsh Fire

The Ageas Bowl, Southampton

Lauran Hibberd

August 12th

Northern Superchargers vs. Manchester Originals

Emerald Headingley, Leeds

Graft

August 13th

Trent Rockets vs Birmingham Phoenix

Trent Bridge, Nottingham

IDER

August 14th

Oval Invincibles vs London Spirit

Kia Oval, London

To be confirmed

August 15th

Trent Rockets vs. Manchester Originals

Trent Bridge, Nottingham

Zuzu

August 16th

Southern Brave vs. Oval Invincibles

The Ageas Bowl, Southampton

Coach Party

August 17th

Northern Superchargers vs. Birmingham Phoenix

Emerald Headingley, Leeds

Sports Team

August 18th

Welsh Fire vs. London Spirit

Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

Rachel K Collier

August 20th

ELIMINATOR

Kia Oval, London

NAYANA IZ and Jade Bird

August 21st

FINAL

Lord's, London

Jax Jones

About The Hundred

The Hundred is a brand new sports competition launching this summer (21 July-21 Aug). It fuses blockbuster entertainment with world-class cricket, inviting everyone to fall in love with the game at its intense, electrifying and incredible best.  

Combining a new short, fast format of cricket, with each game lasting less than three hours, and incredible entertainment beyond sport, The Hundred will make cricket more accessible to reach a broader audience. It’s simple: 100 balls per team, most runs wins, so every ball counts.  

The Hundred will feature eight brand new teams from seven cities, with men’s and women’s competitions taking place side by side: Welsh Fire (Cardiff), Southern Brave (Southampton), Northern Superchargers (Leeds), London Spirit, Trent Rockets (Nottingham), Oval Invincibles (London), Manchester Originals and Birmingham Phoenix. Each team will feature some of the best international and domestic cricketers from around the world, including England Men’s & Women’s World Cup winners.

Games will be broadcast live on Sky Sports and BBC throughout the competition – so whether in ground or watching from home – you’ll be right amongst all the action.

You won’t want to miss out on this summer’s sporting entertainment event! Join us for the latest news access to tickets by signing up at thehundred.com.

About BBC Music Introducing

BBC Music Introducing supports unsigned, undiscovered and under the radar musicians across the UK.

With over 500,000 tracks uploaded to the BBC Music Introducing website and over 200,000 artists registered, BBC Music Introducing provides a network dedicated to supporting the best emerging talent from across the UK and a platform to propel them onto the national stage through Radio 1, 1Xtra, Radio 2, Radio 3, 6 Music and the Asian Network.

BBC Music Introducing also gives up-and-coming artists broadcast opportunities on BBC radio, television and online alongside the chance to perform at major festivals and showcases. Big name artists including Slaves, Florence + The Machine, George Ezra, Catfish and The Bottlemen, Pale Waves, Sam Fender and Lewis Capaldi all received BBC Music Introducing support at the start of their careers.

Since its launch in 2007, BBC Music Introducing has brought thousands of acts to hundreds of different stages, including Glastonbury, Big Weekend, Latitude, Creamfields, Reading and Leeds, as well as international showcases like SXSW in Texas, Eurosonic in the Netherlands and Winter Jazz Festival in New York.

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