Gear up in your team colours and come on down for a fun family day out, with live music, children’s activities, food and beverage stalls and, of course, the big match between the Rockatoos (musicians) and Adelaide Anchors (Three D Radio, Fresh 927 and Radio Adelaide).
Undoubtedly one of the most anticipated events on the football, music and charity calendars –Adelaide Reclink Community Cup will feature performances by some of the state’s most notable artists with lineups for entertainment, players, and personnel coming soon.
The Reclink Community Cup celebrates Australia’s dynamic music and community broadcasting sectors all whilst raising funds to help Reclink Australia provide sporting and art opportunities for disadvantaged Australians.
The Reclink Community Cup, a much-adored charity football match that pits musician against media, returns to Coopers Stadium, Norwood on August 7, as does its traditional collection of concerts across the ‘match-day’ weekend, this year highlighted by the inclusion of Tim Rogers’ band Draught Dodgers.Kicking off the Reclink Community Cup weekend on Saturday August 6 will be a pre-game concert at the Grace Emily Hotel, home of the Adelaide Rockatoos. The Saturday pre-game day party will host a plethora of local and interstate bands starting the weekend’s excitement, including St Kilda rockers Draught Dodgers who have made the trip from Melbourne especially for the weekend of festivities and football.Joining Draught Dodgers and donating their time and musical abilities to Reclink Australia, will be a local slather of Adelaide’s musical crème de la crème, with fuzz rock heavy weights West Thebarton Brothel Party, the country and soul amalgamation of Hana Breneki and the Morning Whisky Waltz, South Australian songstress Abbey Howlett; and kicking off the Saturday night concert will be bush rock collective of The High Beamers.Tickets for the Grace Emily Hotel Reclink Community Cup Warm Up Gig will be available on the door only, with all proceeds going directly to Reclink Australia.Sunday August 7 will see the hosting of the main event, the second Adelaide Reclink Community Cup, and the live music will continue all day and long into the night.To start game day festivities at Norwood Stadium are the energetic groove sounds of Slick Arnold, while the Jazz afrobeat signatures of Shaolin Afronauts deliver the half time concert for football diehards.Rounding out the weekend’s entertainment will be The Wheatsheaf Hotel, proud sponsor of the media team The Anchors, who will be not only hosting the official Adelaide Reclink Community Cup after party and award presentations; featuring the magnificent talents of Dusty Lee and the Billy Bob’s BBQ Jam Band, but have again brewed their beautifully roasty, rich and delightfully bitter temptress: the smooth creamy Ink Slinger Stout, a special serum to give The Anchorssuperhuman athletic abilities.The Reclink Community Cup will again pit some of the state’s best musicians and largest media personalities against each other in a football match of hilarity, fumbles and mateship on August 7 at Coopers Stadium, Norwood.Entirely volunteer-run and backed by local community radio stations Three D Radio, Fresh 927 and Radio Adelaide, the Adelaide Reclink Community Cup promises to again be a full day of family friendly fun and footy.Adelaide Reclink Community Cup Warm-up GigTBAAdelaide Reclink Community CupTBAAdelaide Reclink Community Cup After PartyTBA
From humble beginnings in 1993, the Melbourne event now attracts more than10,000 people and raises more than $100,000 for Reclink Australia annually.
The event’s success has been replicated in Sydney, Adelaide, and Perth, with Hobart, and Brisbane joining the party for 2016.
Since 1993 the Melbourne Reclink Community Cup has attracted the who’s who of the radio and music industries that give their time (and bruises) to raise awareness and funds for Australia’s most disadvantaged.
The event sees the Rockdogs (musicians) and the Megahertz (Triple R 102.7FM & PBS 106.7FM) battling for footy supremacy with the passion and intensity only instilled by a bitter 22 year rivalry.
On ground the Megahertz are identified by their red and white guernseys whilst the Rockdogs wear black, red white and yellow.
Throughout the history of this epic football match, the players, umpires, commentators and entertainment have included a mix of comedians and notable music industry people including Paul Kelly, Courtney Barnett, Tim Rogers and Tex Perkins.
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