A couple of fast bowls from Australian cricketing legend Brett Lee on Saturday at the Gabba welcomed Mumford & Sons to Australia right before they entertained thousands of fans at a sold out Riverstage show in Brisbane.
On Friday the 13th of November the sports mad Brits will strap on their football boots and head straight to the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence (NCIE) in Redfern, Sydney, to play a charity soccer round robin against a fellow touring acts The Vaccines, the lads from Bondi Rescue, the Dungog Boomerangs, a team of youth leaders from the NCIE, as well as music industry teams from Dew Process, Sony, I Oh You, Purple Sneakers, Stoney Roads, UndrCtrl and many more!
If that’s not enough excitement for you, there will also be a raffle going, with prizes ranging from 4 x GA tickets to a Sydney FC game to a prize pack of Rimmel London cosmetics to the value of $300!
The Soccer round robin will be open to the public from 5.45pm (first game kicks off at 6pm). Entry is a $5 donation, with all proceeds going to the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence and the Dungog Community.
Date: Friday 13th November
Gates Open: 5.45PM
Kick Off: 6PM
Location: NCIE (entrance via 180 George St, Redfern)
Entry: $5 donation
Note: NCIE is an alcohol free zone. There will be a sausage sizzle for dinner on site!
“The gift that keeps on giving. If there’s one thing that unites us and our crew and most of the British bands we get to go on tour with, it’s not music, it’s football. It’s the subject that anyone who’s never met can suddenly become intimate over, it’s the ultimate leveller, and it’s the greatest sport on earth. We love football. Football.” – Marcus Mumford, Mumford & Sons
“Football is everything to me. It’s empowering, it’s humanising, it’s beautiful and it’s fun. For all of the highs and all of the catharsis that music provides me with, there is no feeling in the world like playing good football with good friends.” – Justin Hayward, The Vaccines
Mumford & Sons play a sold out Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne on Thursday, and a special Gentlemen of the Road, all day event in the Domain in Sydney on Saturday, with special guests Jake Bugg (Acoustic), Future Islands, The Vaccines, The Jungle Giants, Meg Mac, Art of Sleeping. A handful of tickets are still available for this show, get in quick!
Visit secret-sounds.com.au for details