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Jake Bugg launches charity football tournament

By | Published on Thursday 19 March 2015

Jake Bugg

Endless bundle of laughs Jake Bugg has set up a charity football tournament, so that he can take his mind off the awful chore of having to play music for a bit. Ten teams will compete at the first Football Rocks at Notts County’s Meadow Lane ground on 10 May, in aid of Bugg’s own Robin Hoody Foundation and the British Heart Foundation.

Bugg told the NME: “I love football, and the lads and I have a game wherever we can when on tour. Growing up watching Notts County play at Meadow Lane with my Granddad I can’t wait to play there with my mates in front of a good crowd and raise some money for such great causes. The team are organising a really great day and the atmosphere will be brilliant for all ages, with plenty of surprise visits during the day, everyone’s being so generous with their time”.

As well as Bugg and ‘the lads’, there will be teams from Pretty Green, The Enemy, Saint Raymond, Reverend And The Makers and club night This Feeling, amongst others.