Jax Jones, the Ivor Novello, BRIT and Grammy-nominated DJ behind some of the biggest dance anthems on the planet, has today announced he will be performing at The Hundred Final at Lord’s in London on 21 August.
The news comes on top of the release of his brand-new track ‘Feels’, which is the official song to the new 100-ball cricket competition, featuring on The Hundred advert and Sky Sports coverage. Instantly anthemic, the track is set to become the soundtrack to the summer.
To coincide with this announcement, a limited amount of tickets have been made available to purchase for The Hundred Final. To buy tickets, please visit thehundred.com.
Passionate about amplifying fresh talent, Jax has also announced he will be giving his support to The Hundred Rising – a programme of opportunities for 100 people across England and Wales to get involved in producing the competition. Jax is offering one successful applicant a hands-on content creation experience; going behind the scenes with his team to capture content of his performance that will be used across the competition’s social media channels.
Speaking about the track, Jax Jones said “I’m excited for the song to soundtrack new memories this summer for everyone who’s been waiting for freedom and celebration for so long. Collaborating with The Hundred is perfect for this, bringing people together through sport and music is always a vibe!
“Shared experiences are what we all need right now and performing live for everyone at The Hundred Final is exactly the kind of moment I pictured when writing Feels. I’m also proud to support new talent through The Hundred Rising. Championing young creatives is hugely important to me, so giving them a platform to share their work was an obvious one – I’m excited to see what they bring.”
‘Feels’ marks the start of a new musical era for Jax Jones as he adds yet another string to his bow – launching WUGD, his new record label in partnership with his long-term manager and Polydor Records. ‘Feels’ is the debut track from Jax’s forthcoming EP ‘Deep Joy’ released via the new label in early July.
Manchester Originals’ Kate Cross says, “I feel like this track sums up The Hundred – it’s fun, lively and loud. It makes you want to go out and have fun! With Jax Jones putting on a show at The Hundred, the pressure is on us to do the same on the pitch and I can’t wait.”
Oval Invincibles’ Tom Curran says, “I love the song, it’s got a really good vibe to it and makes you want to move! This competition is all about entertaining the fans and with the calibre of cricket on the pitch and the entertainment off it, it will be an incredible event for all the family.”
Further cementing the music credentials of The Hundred, live music acts courtesy of BBC Music Introducing will be performing at all games, with the likes of The Orielles, Jerub, Lady Sanity, Coach Party and Rachel K Collier bringing a real festival vibe to the competition.
A local BBC Music Introducing DJ will also be embedded into each of the eight new teams, curating a unique soundtrack, reflective of their city and the people within it. The music on offer at each game is designed to bring fans right into the action and will all be live. From walk out music, to game reaction sounds, the venue DJs are in full control of the sound of their team.
The competition will feature some of the best players from around the world competing in eight new city-based teams across England and Wales, with men’s and women’s competitions running alongside one another. The competition kicks off on 21 July with a standalone women’s fixture; the first time this has happened for a major sporting event in the UK, with the ambition to elevate the women’s game and push for gender parity in cricket.
Tickets are great value for money: £5 for under 16s with adult tickets starting at £10, under-fives go free. Aside from the first two games on July 21 and 22, tickets give you the chance to see a women’s and men’s game. Refund policies will be in place should matches be affected by Covid.
To get access to tickets, team merchandise or apply to be Jax’s content creator at The Hundred Final visit thehundred.com. Early bird ticket prices will be available until 23.59 on June 23.
‘Feels’ is available to stream and download here.