Thank you to everyone involved in last year's tournament in aid of Syria Relief we raised over £6,000, now The Independent Music Cup is back for it's fourth year running. On 28th July at Shoreditch Powerleague 32 different independent music companies will get together to play a 5-a-side football tournament all in aid of The Young Urban Arts Foundation.
The Young Urban Arts Foundation are a charity based in London who help vulnerable, disadvantaged young people go places by helping them build skills within the arts, specifically by engaging through music. The YUAF aim to have a long-term impact on young people's lives not only by helping them build skills but also ensuring they maintain physical and mental wellbeing by support from peer educators for mental health.
32 mixed gender teams from different independent music companies play 5-a-side football on 28th July
With sets from Moxie, Anu, Mafalda and more...
Yiro food stall will be back to provide delicious Greek food all afternoon
Resident Advisor will host an afterparty at The Lion & Lamb with a stellar line-up to be announced soon
On Thursday 26th July Rough Trade East will be hosting an in-store performance to raise money for YUAF
On Wednesday 25th July DJ Mag will be hosting a DJ workshop for children involved with YUAF
Ninja Tune have paid for the venue and running costs, meaning all money raised this year will go directly to fund YUAF's Skip To The Beat mental health program from the start, and also to Pioneer who have donated thousands of pounds of DJ equipment directly to YUAF.
28th July, 2018
London E1 6GJ
£3 otd donation to YUAF
Public spectators welcome!
It’s our biggest year yet, with over 32 of the industry’s leading independent labels, stores and agencies going face to face. Teams include:
The Young Urban Arts Foundation is grass-roots charity providing support for young adults and children who are from deprived, underprivileged backgrounds. Since 2009 they have been providing support for young people to help them gain their full potential by engaging them with music and the arts.
AThe Young Urban Arts Foundation provides workshops and programmes, helping young people develop their self-esteem, skills, creativity, with many gaining the confidence to get into employment or further education, whilst others overcome personal and mental health issues they may have.
YUAF work in the heart of communities using their unique Outreach Media Bus - an inspiring multi-media studio, providing an exciting space that inspires young people to build their confidence through music production, rap, and vocal recording. .
Mental health is at the heart of everything YUAF do, which is why The Independent Music Cup has chosen to raise money specifically for their Skip To The Beat Program. The program works with a class of 14-15-year-olds who have been referred to a pupil referral unit. Most have experienced high levels of trauma which have led to severe mental health conditions. The Skip To The Beat program helps them to identify and self-manage their conditions, confidence, and resilience while providing them with crucial skills.
More information on The Young Urban Arts Foundation can be found on their website: https://yuaf.org.uk/