Nottingham musicians Jake Bugg and Saint Raymond are amongst a number of stars that will be lining up for a charity football contest in May.
Reverend and The Makers will also be joining the pair, along with The Enemy, for the charity tournament – that is to be played at Notts County’s stadium, Meadow Lane.
The competition – known as the ‘Football Rocks Trophy’ – has been organised by Jake Bugg’s Robin Hoodie Foundation in conjunction with the British Heart Foundation.
Eight teams will take part in the tournament comprising of members from 16 bands, with eternal bragging rights up for grabs.
“The team are organising a really great day and the atmosphere will be brilliant for all ages, with plenty of surprise visits during the day, everyone’s being so generous with their time,” said Nottingham music star Jake, who grew up watching Notts County play at Meadow Lane with his Grandad.
“I love football and the lads and I have a game wherever we can when on tour. I can’t wait to play there with my mates in front of a good crowd and raise some money for such great causes.”
Tickets are now on sale for the event, with proceeds going to both of the charities. An adult ticket costs £10 + booking fee, while children under 7 can get in for just £1, if there ticket is bought with an adult ticket.
The event will take place on Saturday, May 16 and will start at 11am. The final showdown will be played out at 5pm.
“I can’t wait to play there with my mates in front of a good crowd and raise some money for such great causes.”
Nottingham musician, Jake Bugg.
“We’ve arranged teams from all over the country and some real rivalry is already developing,” said Rory Black of The Swiines, who is also playing in the tournament.
“Teams are training and some really serious planning is going into the tactics!
“I know the clash between The Enemy, who are massive Coventry Supporters and very handy footballers, and Jake’s and our band, being Notts County lads, will be a feature.”
Team Mascot and sponsorship packages are available and meet and greets, signing sessions, unique memorabilia and merchandise will be available on the day.
Notts County’s Commercial Director, Damian Irvine, applauded the bands taking part who he said have all been so willing with their time.
“Teams are training and some really serious planning is going into the tactics!”
Rory Black, The Swiines.
“The bands are so willing with their time, working with the British Heart Foundation to encourage young adults to get training in CPR and other life saving first aid is a focus of the foundation currently.
“And Jake’s newly established Robin Hoodie Foundation provides musical instruments and support for students and children who otherwise may not be able to afford them which is a fantastic and much needed initiative.
“We here at Notts County pride ourselves on being a community focused club and for involving ourselves in activities and events that help improve our community and the lives of our extended family, so this event with Jake and his mates really reflects our core values and character as a football club.”