Live sport and music are colliding 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.

Award-winning Manchester band Everything Everything will be joining an extensive list of artists, including The Orielles, The Lathums and Porij at Manchester Originals home ground, Emirates Old Trafford, this summer, bringing high-energy entertainment to The Hundred – a new fast-paced 100-ball cricket competition which starts on July 21.  

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As the biggest sport and music collaboration in UK history between The Hundred and BBC Music Introducing, 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.

Festival legends Everything Everything, known for their experimental, boundary-pushing hits, will be gracing the stage at the Manchester Originals vs London Spirit match at Emirates Old Trafford on the 10 August.

Elsewhere, Becky Hill will be performing at the opening women’s game on 21 July, and Jack Garratt has been unveiled as the headliner for The Hundred men’s opening game at the Kia Oval, the following day.

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 as the competition throws 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 also including Everything Everything, Lady Leshurr 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.

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The Hundred - the brand new 100-ball cricket competition fusing epic entertainment with high energy sporting action - has announced the dates for the hotly-anticipated summer event. The Hundred will launch this summer, bringing world class players from across the world to England and Wales this July and August.

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