The Independent Music Cup announces 2018 football teams

The Independent Music Cup has announced the teams competing in aid of London charity The Young Urban Arts Foundation.

Mixed gender football teams from a range of publications and labels within the independent sector of the music industry will go head-to-head on 8 July. Crack Magazine will be competing, along with Barbican Center, Big Dada, NTS Radio, Pioneer, Rough Trade Shops, Vinyl Factory, Warp Records and more. All proceeds will go to YUAF.

Furthermore, NTS regulars Moxie and Anu, along with Melodies International’s Mafalda, will be bringing the selections on the night.

YUAF CEO Kerry O’Brien said, “With youth fatalities on the increase every week due to knife crime our programmes are more needed than ever. As the CEO, it’s my responsibility to get as many projects as possible out there to keep the young people off the streets and improving how they feel about themselves and their environments, I am so appreciative of IMC choosing my charity YUAF to support this year and the difference that the funding raised will make. I am equally excited about how much fun it will be on the day!”

The IMC is a non-profit vehicle for the independent music industry to spotlight a charity. YUAF helps disadvantaged young people to go to places where they can engage with music and build skills within the arts.

For more information, head to YUAF’s website.