As the year draws to a close, it wouldn't be a complete year without a little bit of friendly competition between some of our fave labels, businesses and musos. And better yet, a competition that's all in the name of charity. That's right, the music industry's much-loved charity 5-a-side football tournament, Musica Copa, is back baby!
Kicking off for its sixth year, it's going down on Friday the 7th of December at KIKOFF Fraser Park in Marrickville. As per usual, all proceeds raised at the event are donated to charity, with a (HUGE) minimum $10 000 prize fund up for grabs for the winning teams of Musica Copa's two divisions.
They've upped the anti this year, adding four new teams to into the mix, bringing the team total this year up to 21 across various sectors of the industry including representatives of major and independent labels, influential booking agencies and management companies, venues, festival promoters, media & culture brands and more!
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They'll be battling it out for the champion trophy, the chance to donate to their team's charity of choice and some major bragging rights for the next 12 months. Check out the full list of charities here.
Battling it out on the pitch, Musica Copa has enlisted a massive lineup of some of our fave muso's including Hayden James, Montaigne, Winston Surfshirt, Alex The Astronaut, Pat Liney (Cosmo's Midnight), MUTO & members of Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, World Champion & more!
This year's prize fund will tip the total amount raised by Musica Copa to over $60 000! Teams are playing to win money for their nominated charity with the Division 1 Champions and Runners Up and the Division 2 Champions sharing the pot.
With two divisions and the continuation of their rules to promote gender equality (two of the four outfield players on pitch at any time must be female, with each eight player-squad having a mandatory minimum of three female players), Musica Copa is set to be a good day for all - players, punters and participants alike.
Helmed & founded by good pals Purple Sneakers director Martin Novosel & UNDR Ctrl director Paul Stix, Stix says of the tournament:
“Musica Copa is hands down one of the most rewarding projects I’ve ever worked on. Martin and I are so pleased that the event has been openly accepted into the annual music industry calendar, and it’s such a fun day to hang out with our music pals, run around a bit, and raise money for charity. I just hope that this year the UNDR Ctrl team can make it past the quarter finals!”
Get on down, have a bevvy and cheer on some of the industry's finest as they battle it out for a damn good cause.
MUSICA COPA 2018 TEAMS
ARCHITECTS OF ENTERTAINMENT & MUSIC & BOOZE CO
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NETWORK TEN & THE LOOP
NIKE ALL STARS
RED BULL MUSIC
SWEAT IT OUT
Musica Copa 2018
Friday, December 7, 1-9PM
KIKOFF Fraser Park
100 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville
$10 donation on the door
More info here.
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