Combine music and cricket for The Hundred events in Manchester – Everything Everything, The Lathums, The Orielles, Porij confirmed

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Cricket will pair with live music for a number of summer gigs at the new sporting event The Hundred – with the first big acts announced today.

Manchester’s Everything Everything is confirmed alongside The Orielles, The Lathums and Porij for the new live sports entertainment events at Emirates Old Trafford, home of Manchester Originals.

The Hundred is a new fast-paced 100-ball cricket competition that starts on July 21st. Organizers say it will be the largest sports and music collaboration in UK history with live music and DJs at each of the 64 games to be held across the UK.

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Festival legends Everything Everything, known for their experimental, limitless hits, will take to the stage in the Manchester Originals vs. London Spirit match at Emirates Old Trafford on August 10th.

Elsewhere, Becky Hill will appear in the women’s opening game on July 21, and Jack Garratt was featured as the headliner for the opening game of the Hundred Men at the Kia Oval the following day.

Everything Everything bassist Jeremy Pritchard said, “We’re excited to be part of The Hundred’s live music line-up, playing at Emirates Old Trafford in the band’s homeland in Manchester, which has punted us at so many great gigs has received and sports events ahead. ”

The Lathums will play in the Manchester Originals first home game against Birmingham Phoenix at Old Trafford on July 25th and the Orielles will play on July 28th when the home side take on Northern Superchargers and Porij on August 5th.

Emirates Old Trafford

Organizers say music will be an integral part of The Hundred’s game day experience as the competition opens the doors of cricket to a wider audience this summer, welcomes families and inspires the next generation to show that cricket is a game for she is.

Jeremy told MEN that Everything Everything was excited to return to live after being suspended for 18 months. He said: “It will be two years since we played a real open-air gig together in front of a packed crowd.

“We’re really excited to play live music and connect with people in every possible way. We were lucky to have a record ready in March when the lockdown hit.

“We were able to promote this in a digital way that works from home, like everyone has done. But it’s difficult to give oxygen to an album if you can’t really tour it.

“It’s also really the fun part, the winning lap after setting a record.”

Everything all shown together before the lockdown

This summer’s Hundred series begins with an independent women’s game between the Oval Invincibles and the Manchester Originals in London – making history as the first major British team sport.

Sanjay Patel, Managing Director of The Hundred, said, “We are excited to announce other notable artists including Everything Everything, Lady Leshurr and Jack Garratt, in partnership with BBC Music Introducing, who are delivering a groundbreaking musical program as part of The Hundred.

“It combines sport and music in a way that has never been seen before in the UK. Our music line-up, coupled with world-class cricket on the pitch, is sure to make for a fun day out for the whole family. “

The Orielles

The competition will ensure that cricket for men and women is played on a common platform, with equal prize money and a multitude of cricketers and artists at the center, which will be broadcast live on Sky and the BBC.

With some of the best women players from around the world competing on eight new city-based teams in England and Wales, The Hundred will host men’s and women’s competitions side by side.

Tickets for children under 16 are £ 5, adult tickets from £ 12, while children under five are free.

Aside from the first two games, tickets give you the opportunity to see a ladies’ game and a men’s game.

The organizers have confirmed that a refund policy will apply in the event that games are affected by Covid.

Tickets are now available at thehundred.com.

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