Kicking off early, the first musical bounce goes to:
MURRAY WIGGLE & WALLY MEANIE's BUBBLEGUM MACHINE!
(with Kat Spazzy, Celia Church and Clare Moore ) and a host of singers, (and their kids ! ) doing 60's Bubblegum classics. More fizz than sherbert, this is snap crackle and POP at its best., Hilarious Chewy Chewy fun for the whole family
Next up, on the Oval, the anarchic monster Destructo package (sic) that is
BOX WARS. This is BIG, and it's like a demolition derby Top Gun cardboard symphony of entertainment, another one for the whole family, this is unlike anything you have seen before, did we say it's BIG ? and FUNNY?
What to say about JEN CLOHER that hasn't been said already?
A haunting and moving, self-made and much loved, singer-songwriter who epitomises the Melbourne music community and the bonds they share. Along with her band, Jen will play through until the moment that anticipation for the Big Game starts to build
Just before the game though, a special treat to honour this years theme, the Go Between's classic "STREETS OF YOUR TOWN". Performed by legendary Melbourne native songstress and groundbreaker, DEBORAH CONWAY, along with husband WILLY ZYGIER and their gorgeous and gifted daughters SHE SAID ZED. A moment to treasure!
Then it's the first half of the game and time for:
REMI, new to the game but old to its’ ways, Winner of Triple J's Unearthed in 2013, 22-year-old Melbourne native, Remi ‘REMI’ Kolawole exudes a unique style, rhythmic flow and an honest delivery, along with highly self-referential pop-cultural tidbits and tales of a life equally footed in fantasy as it is reality.
After the second half, the game winds up and then it's straight into the visceral:
Blazing post-punk energy for the 21st century, Rockdog Blake Scott leads PT through their unique and blistering Raygun rock. Melodic AND powerful, the PT have been building steadily over the last few years, and always satisfy a big crowd as those who have seen them do it testify. Be ready!
To close this magnificent day, one of all time GREAT Australian independent bands, hands down! Much loved, totally revered, Nuff said, its SPIDERBAIT!
Fresh from sold out shows across the country Whitt and Janet will join Kram after he plays a solid game for the Rockdogs and together they will deliver their unique tried, tested and the totally turbulent set of classic moments in punk rock that are all still fresh in our minds and hearts. Sing, yell, jump, be enthusiastic, and do it ALL DAY, as Kram does.
And that's the trick to enjoying a solid day of entertainment unlike it anywhere in the world!
C'mon get Happy... in the Streets of Your Town
“We are delighted to once again work with our talented Organising Committees across Australia to bring the Reclink Community Cup to the streets of your town. This year’s theme is all about community, the importance of social inclusion, celebrating diversity and community belonging. We are reminded that the streets of your town are the streets of our town.” said John Ballis, CEO, Reclink Australia.
Supported by loyal volunteers, funds raised help provide programs for some of the community’s most disadvantaged members. Reclink Australia delivers specialist sport, recreation and arts programs for at-risk youth, people with mental illness or disability, people experiencing homelessness and domestic violence, and those facing alcohol, gambling and substance addictions.
So brave the cold, and get amongst it this winter, it’s sure to be a cracking day!
Reclink Community Cup National Dates 2017Melbourne - Victoria Park - Sunday, 25th JuneAdelaide - Norwood Oval - Sunday, 16th JulyBrisbane – Leyshon Park - Sunday, 30th JulySydney - Henson Park - Sunday, 6th AugustHobart - Queenborough Oval - Sunday, 20th AugustPerth - Fremantle Oval - Sunday, 3rd September
Reclink Australia is thrilled to announce the return of the most talked about iconic event on the community calendar – The Reclink Community Cup, is coming to Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney, Hobart and Perth. Drawing on the song title by seminal, much loved, internationally influential Brisbane band The Go-Betweens, this year's theme, ‘Streets of Your Town’ will be celebrated by each host city with their own unique enthusiasm and style.
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 23 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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