British pop-rock band Bastille is among the acts that will entertain fans at this year’s edition of The Hundred cricket competition in the UK, it has been confirmed.

For the second year running, live music at all 34 games of The Hundred has been curated in collaboration with BBC Music Introducing. The partnership is designed to connect sports fans with both new and established artists who began their careers on the BBC Music Introducing platform.

Bastille will take to the stage at The Hundred men’s and women’s final at Lord’s on Saturday, September 3. The act will be joined on the line-up by breakthrough performers such as Samm Henshaw, Katy J Pearson, Priya Ragu and English Teacher.

The artists will perform in front of large audiences at some of the UK’s biggest cricket grounds, including Lord’s (London), The Kia Oval (London), Edgbaston (Birmingham), Emirates Old Trafford (Manchester), Sophia Gardens (Cardiff), Headingley (Leeds), Ageas Bowl (Southampton) and Trent Bridge (Nottingham).

Brit and NME award-winning pop-rock band, Bastille, said: “We are really looking forward to being part of The Hundred Final this year. Woody in particular is a big cricket fan and loves what The Hundred has brought to the summer sporting schedule. Needless to say, we can’t wait to be there!”

In its first year in 2021, The Hundred attracted some of the biggest names in UK music including Becky Hill, Everything Everything, and Self Esteem, plus breakthrough acts such as Sports Team and Lauran Hibberd.

“2022’s line-up is set to be an equally big hit with new and existing fans of the game,” said a spokesperson for The Hundred.

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