For the fifth year running, The Independent Music Cup welcomes back 32 teams to compete for this years title, raising money for our chosen charity War Child.
The Independent Music Cup and the music community are coming together to raise money for War Child’s new project, War Child FC - harnessing the power of football to improve the lives of children who have been affected by conflict.
32 mixed gender teams from independent music companies play 5-a-side football on Saturday 27th July from 2pm-6pm
DJs to be announced with a hefty sound system provided by Sound Services
Delicious street food on site at the tournament
Boiler Room will host an after party at Tola in Peckham with a killer line-up to be announced soon
Rough Trade East will host an in-store in July raising money for War Child FC
and to NICCE for providing custom football jerseys for companies involved.
27th July, 2019
130 Thessaly Road
London SW8 5EJ
Minimum £3 donation OTD
Public spectators welcome!
War Child protects, educates, and stands up for the rights of children in war. War Child is the only specialist charity for children affected by conflict. For more than two decades they’ve been driven by a single goal - for no child’s life to be torn apart by war.
War Child is launching a new project, War Child FC, an ambitious plan to harness the power of football to improve the lives of children who live in conflict areas and giving them the freedom to play. War Child FC combines football with psycho-social support to mobilise young people and foster a sense of belonging, providing life skills interventions which equip children and young people with skills needed to rebuild their futures.
The money raised through The Independent Music Cup will enable War Child to identify the most vulnerable children who have been displaced, orphaned or victims of violence. Together we can and ensure they can access the vital support they need to rebuild their lives and recover from the traumas of war. The support from The Independent Music Cup will also ensure War Child can develop and deliver War Child FC.
The Independent Music Cup is a yearly mixed gender five-a-side football tournament that launched in 2015, and since then has raised over £15,000 for selected charities including; Syria Relief, Crisis, Medecins Sans Frontieres, and The Young Urban Arts Foundation.
The Independent Music Cup is open to the public, with drinks, DJs providing tunes for the day (previous guests include Moxie, Shy One and Mafalda) and greek food provided by Yiro. In previous years, Resident Advisor have also hosted an after party at The Lion & Lamb - including guests like Monki, Juan Atkins, Object Blue, and many more.
The Independent Music Cup, established by Ninja Tune and now in its fifth year, aims to connect the chosen charity to the music companies involved and the wider world as a result. The influential music community will come together again in 2019. This year the tournament will be held at a Battersea Powerleague a new football ground with cutting edge equipment. We’ll be partnering up with Boiler Room to host the after party for the tournament in South London.
Watch a mini documentary on last year’s tournament and charity partner, YUAF here.
In 2017 Copa 90 documented the day with interviews, watch the short film here.
2015 Charity: Crisis Raised: £791.25 Winners: Ninja Tune Runners-Up: 4AD - (8 teams)
2016 Charity: MSF Raised: £983.75 Winners: Resdent Advisor Runners-Up: Ninja Tune - (16 teams)
2017 Charity: Syria Relief Raised: £5436.06 Winners: Columbo Group Runners-Up: Bonafide - (32 teams)
2018 Charity: Young Urban Arts Foundation Raised: £7081.82 Winners: Columbo Group Runners-Up: Ransom Note - (32 teams)