The Hundred: The return of live music to the UK. With live performances at every game of The Hundred courtesy of BBC Music Introducing.
An unprecedented collaboration. The Hundred is partnering with BBC Music to bring live music back to the UK. Sport and entertainment will collide on a scale never seen before as world-class cricket and a strong line-up of live music fuse to create one of the must-see events of the summer.
Fresh talent that has come through the regional BBC Music Introducing platforms including The Orielles, Jerub, Lady Sanity, Oscar Welsh, Coach Party and Rachel K Collier will be performing at their respective local ground with more acts to be announced in the build-up to the competition.
Confirmed performances are:
|Fri 23 July||Birmingham Phoenix vs. London Spirit||Edgbaston, Birmingham||Lady Sanity|
|Mon 26 July||Trent Rockets vs. Northern Superchargers||Trent Bridge, Nottingham||Jerub|
|Weds 28 July||Manchester Originals vs. Northern Superchargers||Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester||The Orielles|
|Mon 2 Aug||Oval Invincibles vs. Welsh Fire||Kia Oval, London||Oscar Welsh|
|Mon 16 Aug||Southern Brave vs. Oval Invincibles||Ageas Bowl, Southampton||Coach Party|
|Weds 18 Aug||Welsh Fire vs. London Spirit||Sophia Gardens, Cardiff||Rachel K Collier|
The Hundred poses a new opportunity for music artists to get back out in front of their fans this summer. Thanks to broadcast partnerships with BBC and Sky, performances will be enjoyed by fans at home as well as those in the grounds.
A local BBC Music Introducing DJ will also be embedded into each of the eight teams. Each DJ will curate a unique soundtrack that is reflective of their city and the people, players and artists within it. The music on offer at each game is designed to bring fans right into the action and will all be live. From walk out music, to game reaction sounds, the venue DJs are in full control of the sound of their team.
The confirmed DJs are:
- Bodalia @ Birmingham Phoenix
- Jess Iszatt @ London Spirit
- DJ Roesh @ Manchester Originals
- Emily Pilbeam @ Northern Superchargers
- Abbie McCarthy @ Oval Invincibles
- Steph Nieuwenhuys @ Southern Brave
- Charlie Burley @ Trent Rockets
- Grl Talk @ Welsh Fire
Eight budding presenters will co-host at venues alongside seasoned pros throughout the summer. These will be recruited through The Hundred Rising, a programme of opportunities for 100 people across England and Wales to get involved in producing the competition. The Rising Hosts will be selected ahead of competition launch and they’ll join the lead Host for each team:
- Qasa Alom @ Birmingham Phoenix
- Emma Saunders @ London Spirit
- Yasser @ Manchester Originals
- Rich Williams @ Northern Superchargers
- Nick Bright @ Oval Invincibles
- Kenzie Benali @ Southern Brave
- Jasmine Takhar @ Trent Rockets
- Steffan Powell @ Welsh Fire
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