NME CARLING CUP – ALL THE DETAILS!

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NME.COM can announce details of the star-studded NME CARLING CUP.

The five-a-side footie fixture of the year takes place at the Crystal Palace National Indoor Arena on February 4, and will raise funds for the National Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Children.

Among the stars playing are Irish minstrel David Gray, rockers Reef, former Take That heartthrob Mark Owen and indie-punk faves Idlewild.

Keeping up the glam element will be Atomic Kitten and MTV’s Edith Bowman.

They will be taking on veterans of the beautiful game, including Neil Webb, Ray Houghton and Mickey Thomas. Legendary football agent Eric Hall will be lending moral and vocal support from the sidelines.

Doors open at 11am and the tournament kicks off at 12 noon, with music, live commentary and competition prizes to be won throughout the day.

Tickets for the tournament are priced #10 (subject to booking fee) and are available from ATC on 0115 912 9000.

Nick Booth, NSPCC Campaign Director, said; “The NME Carling Cup is a great example of how the music industry and football can come together to raise both awareness and funds for the ‘FULL STOP’ Campaign. I am sure the event

will be highly enjoyable for players and spectators alike and will help us

achieve our goal of making child cruelty a thing of the past.”

More details of which top pop, indie and rock stars will be putting their skills to the test soon, so keep clicking back to NME.COM for updates on this and the progress of our NME Carling Awards Tour and the NME Carling Awards Shows which kick off at London Astoria on Monday (January 29) with Papa Roach, Hed (PE) and Apartment 26.

And the highlight of the whole shebang will be the NME Carling Award on February 6 at the Arches in London.