Bands FC are a social media sensation (nearly 47k followers on Twitter alone!) combining two major passions in life - football and music - and raising money for charity. The idea is simple: combine football team badges with band logos. Or, in the words of Bands FC: ‘Bands as football teams/Football teams as bands’.
We’ll be showing the complete set of designs, along with shirts and other memorabilia in both our Star Café and Discovery Zone for a week-long exhibition starting on the 7th January.
There’ll be an opportunity to buy some of the prints and also some pin badges and postcards in our Merch Store, with all the proceeds going to various carefully selected charities and sports projects. One such project sees Bands FC sponsorship for a junior boys and girls team. Another project sees Bands FC produce enamel badges of their Frightened Rabbit/Hearts crossover, with all the money going towards a charity in the memory of Scott Hutchison, the band’s singer. Enamel badges have also been produced for Camera Obscura, The Charlatans, Maximo Park, Chas and Dave and Public Service Broadcasting will all profits going to charities close to their hearts.
And because we think Bands FC and The Charlatans go together like chips and gravy, we’re extending our Charlatans exhibition for one more week so you can see both during your visit.
(Free entry to Bands FC only)