The Indie Music Cup is an annual one-day 5-a-side football tournament where the independent music industry come together to raise money for good causes. Now in it’s 3rd year, the 2017 tournament has doubled in size and will host 32 mixed gender teams. In 2017, we will be donating all proceeds to Syria Relief, a UK charity helping those caught in the conflict.
All money raised will be directed to a ‘safe school’ in Ghouta, an area which has been besieged for 6 years, where the education system has completely collapsed and currently school enrolment is at 6%.
32 independent teams will be playing across 8 pitches battling it out to become champions of the Indie Music Cup 2017.
There will be a sound system provided by RSH Audio all afternoon with some well known faces manning the decks including Shy One and Throwing Shade. Look out for some special guest appearances as the afternoon progresses...
The Indie Label Market will be hosting one of their legendary record fairs. Expect some bargains and one off gems from Young Turks, !K7, 4AD, Secretly Canadian, Because, Ninja Tune, Big Dada, Moshi Moshi, R&S, Marathon and more to be found in the crates.
Greek fusion food supplied throughout the day courtesy of Yiro to soak up all the Red Stripe. Expect Greek roots and world flavours freshly prepared on site.
Courtesy of Ryan and Hugh at RA, an after-party will be taking place at the Lion & Lamb in Hoxton, 6pm – 2am. The line up is to be announced, but so far we have DJs from Ninja Tune, Dekmantel, NTS, Worldwide FM, Resident Advisor, Mixmag, Rye Wax and more! All proceeds go to Syria Relief.
Copa90 the huge, hip football site are this year’s media partners for IMC 2017. They will be making some bespoke content in the run up to the day and there will also be some post-tournament highlights to look forward to.
10th June, 2017
London E1 6GJ
£3 otd donation to Syria Relief
It’s our biggest year yet, with over 32 of the industry’s leading independant labels, stores and agencies going face to face. Teams include:
All proceeds go to Syria Relief, a non-politically affiliated UK charity working on the ground where many international aid agencies do not have the networks.. Our proceeds will be directed to fund a ‘safe school’ for 240 children in Ghouta, a besieged area, where the school system has completely collapsed and as a result enrolment is at 6%.
As the Syrian crisis enters it’s sixth year, over 3 million children in Syria and abroad are not in school. Over 6000 schools in Syria have been destroyed or made inoperative. As a result enrolment into schools has dropped by 50%, with some of the worst affected areas such as Ghouta only having 6% of children enrolled in schools.
In areas such as Ghouta, now under siege for six years, children are the most affected victims of the crisis, many of whom are homeless, without care and without access to food. The education system in Ghouta has completely collapsed, however some learning spaces such Rowad school are run by volunteer teachers or local communities.
The goal of funding Rowad school and enabling it to continue is to provide quality education, basic psychosocial support, meals and a safe space to displaced and local children.
The school is located in Duma town in Eastern Ghouta that has a population of 100,000. The school itself has the capacity for 240 children. Roward school is classified as a safe school as it is set away from hot spots where direct clashes occur. Every precaution is taken to ensure that if the school is under threat in any way, the school will be closed and children taken to safe spaces such as underground.