Portishead, Kasabian and Roni Size to take part in Bristol charity football game

28 August 2012


Portishead, Kasabian and Roni Size to take part in Bristol charity football game

On Sunday 02 September the band Portishead and their friends will be taking on the Portishead Jurassic Sparks in a football match at Portishead Town Football Club in aid of Children’s Hospice South West and Portishead FC. The event is being organised by members of the band in collaboration with the fundraising organisation Kicking out for Kids.


Last year celebrities from the worlds of music, TV and sport including Roni Size, Massive Attack’s Daddy G, and former Bristol Rover’s boss Paul Trollope joined Geoff Barrow, founder member of the band Portishead, who grew up in the town, to play a celebrity football match in aid of both the hospice and the football club, which was in dire need of funds having had thousands of pounds stolen in a burglary. More than 1,000 spectators attended the match.


The celebrity team lost to the home side, Portishead Jurassic Sparks, and this year they will be looking for revenge.


Already confirmed to play in the return match are Geoff Barrow, Roni Size and Ian Matthews from the band Kasabian, with many more already lined up to join in. There will be celebrity surprises on the day too, last year Frasier star Kelsey Grammar made an appearance and the event’s organisers are confident that this year the line-up will be just as star-studded.


Each team will receive tips for success from their own celebrity manager from the footballing world and they will also be supporting from the sidelines, no doubt shouting out words of encouragement for their players throughout the match.


There will be a host of other attractions for spectators to enjoy on the day including a raffle and auction, hosted by Jemma Cooper, the BBC local weather presenter. Prizes already donated include a signed ukulele from the popular singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran.


The gates will open at 12.00PM and the match will kick off at 2.30PM. For further information visit


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