For the third year running, the live music at all 34 matches of The Hundred in 2023 will be curated in collaboration with BBC Music Introducing. The partnership connects sports fans with both new and established artists who began their career on the BBC platform. The artists will perform in front of huge audiences at each of The Hundred’s venues across the UK and provide a summer of world-class sport and unmissable musical performances, taking entertainment events to the next level.
We'll confirm 2023 acts closer to the start of the competition, which is Tuesday 1 August.
Below, you can take a look at the music line-up for 2022, featuring big name acts, alongside some of the most exciting breakthrough artists in the UK.
Wednesday 3 August • Southern Brave vs Welsh Fire • Ageas Bowl, Southampton • The Big Moon
Thursday 4 August • Oval Invincibles vs London Spirit • The Kia Oval, London • Tamera
Friday 5 August • Manchester Originals vs Northern Superchargers • Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester • Nxdia
Saturday 6 August • Trent Rockets vs Birmingham Phoenix • Trent Bridge, Nottingham • SEA GIRLS
Sunday 7 August • Welsh Fire vs Oval Invincibles • Sophia Gardens, Cardiff • Panic Shack
Monday 8 August • London Spirit vs Manchester Originals • Lord’s, London • Celina Sharma
Tuesday 9 August • Northern Superchargers vs Trent Rockets • Headingley, Leeds • Priya Ragu
Wednesday 10 August • Birmingham Phoenix vs Southern Brave • Edgbaston, Birmingham • Leadley
Thursday 11 August • Oval Invincibles vs Northern Superchargers • The Kia Oval, London • DYLAN
Friday 12 August • Southern Brave vs London Spirit • Ageas Bowl, Southampton • CIEL
Saturday 13 August • Manchester Originals vs Trent Rockets • Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester • Lottery Winners
Saturday 13 August • Welsh Fire vs Birmingham Phoenix • Sophia Gardens, Cardiff • Adwaith
Sunday 14 August • Northern Superchargers vs London Spirit • Headingley, Leeds • Tom A. Smith
Sunday 14 August • Oval Invincibles vs Southern Brave • The Kia Oval, London • LLEO
Monday 15 August • Birmingham Phoenix vs Trent Rockets • Edgbaston, Birmingham • Kofi Stone
Tuesday 16 August • Manchester Originals vs Welsh Fire • Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester • Phoebe Green
Wednesday 17 August • Trent Rockets vs Oval Invincibles • Trent Bridge, Nottingham • Deco
Thursday 18 August • Southern Brave vs Manchester Originals • Ageas Bowl, Southampton • Wild Front
Friday 19 August • Birmingham Phoenix vs Northern Superchargers • Edgbaston, Birmingham • Big Image
Saturday 20 August • Trent Rockets vs London Spirit • Trent Bridge, Nottingham • Casey Lowry
Sunday 21 August • Northern Superchargers vs Manchester Originals • Headingley, Leeds • L’objectif
Monday 22 August • Welsh Fire vs Southern Brave • Sophia Gardens, Cardiff • Katy J Pearson
Tuesday 23 August • Oval Invincibles vs Birmingham Phoenix • The Kia Oval, London • Bambi Bains
Wednesday 24 August • London Spirit vs Welsh Fire • Lord’s, London • The Amazons
Thursday 25 August • Southern Brave vs Trent Rockets • Ageas Bowl, Southampton • Caity Baser
Friday 26 August • Welsh Fire vs Northern Superchargers • Sophia Gardens, Cardiff • Mace The Great
Saturday 27 August • London Spirit vs Oval Invincibles • Lord’s, London • YIIGAA
Sunday 28 August • Birmingham Phoenix vs Manchester Originals • Edgbaston, Birmingham • Jordan Mackampa
Monday 29 August • Trent Rockets vs Welsh Fire • Trent Bridge, Nottingham • Queen Millz
Tuesday 30 August • London Spirit vs Birmingham Phoenix • Lord’s, London • SOFY
Wednesday 31 August • Northern Superchargers vs Southern Brave • Headingley, Leeds • Dolores Forever
Wednesday 31 August • Manchester Originals vs Oval Invincibles • Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester • Porij
Friday 2 September • Eliminator • Ageas Bowl, Southampton • Samm Henshaw
Saturday 3 September • Final • Lord’s, London • Bastille
With over 11 million records sold, 6 U.K. Top 40 singles, and 1.5 billion video views, Bastille continues to be one of the world’s most streamed bands. The four-piece has been experimenting and augmenting the Bastille sound since the release of their last album Doom Days in 2019, the conclusion of an unofficial trilogy. Last year, they released the Goosebumps EP, featuring Graham Coxon on “WHAT YOU GONNA DO???” and producer Kenny Beats on the title track, as they continued to pen songs that seek to understand and offer escape from the modern human condition. Doom Days received huge critical acclaim and charted in the Top 5 in both the U.K. and U.S., the only U.K. band to have achieved this chart landmark alongside The Beatles and Queen in 2019.
Identified as a new emerging talent of 2022, Bambi Bains completed her first UK tour in February 2022 supporting AP Dhillon, and pushed cultural boundaries by releasing the first Afro-Asian track called Beautiful Girl, alongside acclaimed artist Afro B. Since then she has released ‘Mistake’ which charted on the UK Official Charts. Bambi has always had a very strong stance for female empowerment and uses this notion as a backbone for her creative license when producing and writing music. Bambi was born and raised in Birmingham and now living in London, she enjoys fusing the sounds of different cultures that surround her.
Best friends, Julia Fabrin and Hannah Wilson each have almost 10 years of experience as songwriters. They make music inspired by big moments and even bigger feelings.
Katy J Pearson
Hailing from Birmingham UK, Kofi Stone is described as an artist with an introspective and relatable brand of soulful honest hip-hop. He first made his presence known in 2017 with his debut single ‘Stories in Pyjamas’ followed up that same summer by ‘Nothing Ain’t Free’. With the hype beginning to generate around Kofi’s narratively driven style, and a core fanbase in its development stages, Kofi got to work on his debut project ‘Nobody Cares Till Everybody Does.’
L'Objectif are schoolmates from Leeds. Band members, Saul Kane (vocals, guitar), Louis Bullock (drums), Ezra Glennon (bass) and Dan Richardson (guitar), all picked up instruments as children. The young friends, none of whom are over the age of 18, have shared a love for a variety of genres and musicians.
Mace The Great
An exciting force of Grime and Hip-Hop, hailing from Cardiff, Wales. He continues to carry Cardiff on his shoulders with pride, and this evident love he holds for his city is reciprocated tenfold by his local community. He has been nominated for a Welsh Music Prize 2021, been unveiled as the Welsh Ambassador for Independent Venue Week, attended the Mobo Awards as part ofUnsung Class 22, selected to be the first Welsh Moboartist to perform and showcase at SXSW 2022and sold out his first highly anticipated ‘Homecoming’ headline show!
Phoebe Green released her first project as a teenager. Now 24-years-old, she is continuing to make music and has recently released her debut record, 'Lucky Me.'
Hailing from Leicestershire, Queen Millz's music is an expression of the many emotions she has experienced in life, growing up in a musical house filled with reggae, R&B, Hip Hop and House! Combining musical talent with natural confidence, she has already collaborated with the likes of Heavytrackerz (Stormzy, Meridican Dan) and TSB (Dave, J Jus).
SOFY’s career began little over a year ago when just a few months after writing and recording her first ever song, her demos were being played live on Radio 1 and she was being touted by BBC Introducing as the most promising new artist in the UK. Having released her debut EP ‘Bored In Colour (Pt.1)’ in February - and with a whole host of new music on the way - 2022 will be SOFY’s breakout year on the British music scene.
Growing up outside of London, in a small town called Gravesend in Kent, Tamera was surrounded and uplifted by the powerful women in her life. With a mum who was constantly singing and playing music around the house from Beyoncé to Alicia Keys, and a grandma who was the minister at their church, as a child Tamera was often called on to start hymns in the service.