Back for a fourth year, the Independent Music Cup pits 32 mixed gender football teams against each other in the name raising thousands for charity. This year's tournament will be in support the , a grassroots organisation which engages vulnerable and disadvantaged young people in building their skills in the arts.
The prits from the tournament are specifically going to help deliver the Skip to the Beat mental health programme, which works with 14 to 15-year-olds, many whom have experienced trauma, in a pupil referral unit.
Mixmag will be in the hat among the likes Anjunabeats, Crack Magazine, Ninja Tune, Pioneer, XL Recordings and Young Turks.
Ninja Tune has put up the cost the venue, Powerleague Shoreditch, and Pioneer has donated thousands pounds worth equipment directly to YUAF, meaning as much money as possible from the day itself can go straight to the cause.
DJs , and will all be playing on the day and food will be provided by . The afterparty, hosted by Resident Advisor, will once again be held at Hoxton venue the .
YUAF CEO Kerry O’Brien says: "With youth fatalities on the increase every week due to knife crime, our programmes are more needed than ever. As the CEO, it's my responsibility to get as many projects as possible out there, to keep young people f the streets and improve how they feel about themselves and their environments.
"I am so appreciative IMC choosing my charity YUAF to support this year and the difference that the funding raised will make. I am equally excited about how much fun it will be on the day!".
James Heather, founder the IMC, added: “For one day the year 32 mixed-gender 5-a-side football teams representing different organisations within the music community come together to play football putting aside their own commercial concerns for the common goal raising money and awareness for the charity, making them the headline act and star the day.”
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