It's our absolute pleasure to announce MUSICA COPA 2014, proudly brought to life by UNDR ctrl and Purple Sneakers.
Friday 5th December 2014
KIKOFF Fraser Park, Marrickville
• Star-studded charity 5-a-side football tournament
• 16 x Music Industry Teams compete for glory
• $12,000 in prize money up for grabs
• New Friday evening floodlit format
Following last year’s hugely successful inaugural event, Musica Copa returns bigger than ever to Marrickville’s KIKOFF centre at Fraser Park, on Friday 5th December 2014. To cope with demand, the tournament has expanded to 16 teams, whilst switching to a more crowd-friendly Friday evening format.
Musica Copa is thrilled to be partnering with Electronic Music Conference (EMC) for a second successive year, and thanks to our fantastic sponsors – Bacardi, Magners Cider, Red Bull Music Academy and Budweiser Made For Music, all 16 teams (128 players in all) shall be competing for a whopping $12,000 in prize money, with the top 3 teams each taking home a giant cheque for their respective nominated charity. The stakes have never been higher, and as Sir Alex Ferguson once famously said, “it’s squeaky bum time”. Indeed it is. Check out this year’s chosen charities here: www.musicacopa.com/charity
“As far as music industry events go, last year’s Musica Copa brought something fresh and exciting to the often tiresome and clichéd format” state co-founders Paul Stix (UNDR ctrl) and Martin Novosel (Purple Sneakers, Boundary Sounds). “Not only did we get to bring all of our music buddies together in a unique social and networking context, but we did so by playing football and raising thousands of dollars for charity. This year we’re taking it up a level, with more teams, improved infrastructure, and more to be donated to charity – demonstrating that the music industry can not only have fun, but give back to the community whilst doing so”.
Outplaying the cream of Australia’s music industry, last year’s event saw revered dance label Sweat It Out take home the Championship Trophy - but can they repeat the feat? Looking to knock them off the top spot and returning for a second season are (in alphabetical order): Elefant Traks x Umbrella, FBi Radio, Future Classic, inthemix, Ministry Of Sound x Mustard Music, Mushroom Group, OneLove and Pulse Radio. They’ll be joined by new summer signings Audiopaxx, Falcona, MAKER (joining Sweat It Out), MTV, Red Bull Music Academy, Sony, UNDR ctrl and Universal.
Team captains are keeping their squads close to their chests, but we can exclusively reveal that big name players including Bag Raiders, Motez, Touch Sensitive, Kilter, Emoh Instead (What So Not), Just A Gent, Basenji, Yahtzel, Yolanda Be Cool, L D R U, Olympic Ayres, Van She, Haydn James, JAWZ, Crooked Colours, Motorik Vibe Council, The Herd, Nicky Night Time, Joyride, Jackie Onassis and Alex Burnett are all expected to play with many more A-listers yet to be announced.
Your commentator for the day will be The Loop’s Channel 11 presenter Scott Tweedie, plus a festival-sized DJ line-up will be revealed closer to the event.
Music. Sport. Charity