This nationwide, annual footy-music festival marks the 24th return of the Reclink Community Cup. It brings communities together in every major capital city around Australia for a day of family, fundraising, footy and fun, and to see some of our music industry's finest face off against their radio host counterparts in the ultimate footy clash of the year.
Every year the Rockdogs (musicians) take to the field against the Megahertz (Triple R 102.7FM & PBS 106.7FM) in a fully-fledged clash of the musical titans – and while the line-up of playing talent is second to none, the real entertainment lies off the field in before game, half time and after the match live musical performances by some of Australia's finest musicians.
The 2017 line-up of performers begins with reigning rock lord hosts, Spiderbait, accompanied by Melbourne trio The Peep Tempel, local singer/songwriter Jen Cloher, Deborah Conway, Willy Zygier and She Said Zed. Kids will glow red with excitement when Murray Wiggle takes to the stage with Wally Meanie's Bubblegum Machine and Hip Hop will be represented for those in the know by Remi and Boxwars.
Sponsored nationally by Blundstone Australia, the theme of this year's Reclink Cup is Social Inclusion - celebrating diversity and community belonging. Essentially a fundraising event, all proceeds raised at the Reclink Community Cup are put toward assisting disadvantaged communities across Australia. Some of the programs supported include those to help people with a disability or mental illness, or those experiencing homelessness, domestic violence, alcohol, gambing or substance addiction. But the focus is decidedly positive with family friendly activities, food and, of course, music and footy running side-by-side. Raising over $100K collectively each year, there's no doubt community support for this event is widespread and enjoyed by many families each and every year.
Moving to a brand new location this year, the Reclink Community Cup will be situated deep in the heart of the Collingwood's football community – Victoria Park on Sunday 25th June 2017. Victoria Park is located on the corner of Lulie and Turner Streets, Collingwood. General admission is $15, with children under 16 years $5.