Nottinghamshire’s very own Jake Bugg will perform at the Trent Rockets’ opening fixture of The Hundred on Saturday 24 July.
The singer from Clifton is one of four performances announced for the upcoming tournament, alongside Jerub (26 July), singer-songwriter IDER (13 August) and Zuzu (15 August).
The announcement comes as part of a collaboration between The Hundred and BBC Music Introducing which will see live music and DJs at all 64 games across the UK.
“We’re honoured to be taking part in The Hundred this year,” said IDER.
“BBC Introducing has been an integral part of our journey so far and we can’t wait to play live again.”
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.
“We’re delighted to announce more big-name artists including Lady Leshurr, Everything Everything and Jack Garratt, providing a ground-breaking music programme as part of The Hundred,” said Sanjay Patel, The Hundred Managing Director.
“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 just £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.