Pop Montreal Taps Arcade Fire for Pop vs. Jock Charity Basketball Game

Pop Montreal Taps Arcade Fire for Pop vs. Jock Charity Basketball Game
Proving to be quite the twine-tickler, Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler will be taking part in yet another charity basketball game this fall as part of Pop Montreal.

Following his appearance at Rock the Court in Toronto, the indie rocker will flex his court skills yet again on September 24 for Pop Montreal's Pop Vs. Jock Charity Basketball Game.

According to a press release, the match, which takes place at the McGill University Sports Centre, will also feature brother Will Butler and a cast of similarly sports-minded musicians squaring off against "standout players from the current and graduate McGill Redman and Concordia Stingers." Other guests include the San Antonio Spurs' Matt Bonner, who is also taking part in Rock the Court, and Vampire Weekend's Chris Tomson.

Off court, Arcade Fire multi-instrumentalist Regine Chassagne will be playing organ throughout the game, while a halftime show will feature turntablist Kid Koala and the premiere of Drones, a bicycle symphony put together by Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry.

Tickets for the afternoon event are $20 or $75 for corporate donations. You can pick those up here.

In other Pop Montreal news, the fest has just unveiled its full lineup. You can check the details, from the two previously announced Arcade Fire performances to vocal workshops run by tUnE-yArDs' Merrill Garbus, on the festival's website.