Lady Leshurr, Everything Everything and Jack Garratt announced for The Hundred
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 and English singer-songwriter Jack Garratt 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, Lady Leshurr will be taking to the stage in her home-town of Birmingham on 1 August, while 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 £10, 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.