January 19 2016
Switching to a new date for one season only, the music industry's beloved charity 5-a-side football tournament, Musica Copa returns to Marrickville's KIKOFF soccer centre on Friday 5th February 2016, kicking goals from 2-10pm.
Participation levels are at an all-time high and to cope with demand, the ever-expanding social enterprise has increased to 20 teams (up from 16 teams last season and 12 teams in 2013). Sponsored by Jack Daniels, Red Bull Music Academy, Smirnoff and Void – the stakes couldn't be higher a whopping $14,000 in prize money has been donated for the top 4 finishing teams to win for their nominated charities.
This year, Ministry of Sound will be playing for Headspace, the National Youth Mental Health Foundation, providing mental and health wellbeing support, information and services to young people. For more info head to headspace.org.au.
The Loop's Channel 11 presenter Scott Tweedie returns as Musica Copa's exclusive MC, keeping the star players and VIP guests on their toes with all the latest news throughout the day. Previous A-list artists to have played Musica Copa include Kilter, What So Not, Bag Raiders, Motez, Just A Gent, The Meeting Tree, Basenji, Carmada, Yolanda Be Cool, Krewella, Olympic Ayres, JAWZ, Crooked Colours, Motorik Vibe Council, The Herd, Elk Road, Fishing and Alex Burnett.
NEW for 2016 is the mandatory inclusion of 2 females for every 8-player squad. Also NEW is the highly anticipated Beer and Burger Bar hosted by the legends at Young Henrys and Mary's.
Plus, for the first time ever, Musica Copa & KIKOFF Fraser Park are opening the tournament up to the public on Saturday 6th February, as they present Musica Copa El Publico. Whilst the music industry attends our invitational tournament on the Friday, local 5-a-side teams can enter the following day for the chance to win their own bumper cash prize and raise even more money for charity. More info to come on the KIKOFF website: www.kikoff.com.au/musicacopa
Musica Copa is organised by UNDR Ctrl's Paul Stix and Purple Sneakers' Martin Novosel.
– The Meeting Tree host the Official Musica Copa draw to determine the 4 group stages
– Full DJ line-up to be announced
The full list of charities involved can be found here: www.musicacopa.com/charities