Members of Arcade Fire and the Strokes Team Up for Charity Basketball Game at Pop Montreal
Published Aug 30, 2012Pop Montreal's second annual Pop vs. Jock charity basketball game is set to take place on September 22, and the festival has announced some of the all-stars who will be hitting the court.
Brotherly duo Win and Will Butler from Arcade Fire will be reclaiming their spots on the team this year and are joined by the Strokes' bassist Nikolai Fraiture. Martin Starr of Freaks and Geeks and Party Down has also been drafted to team Pop, alongside professional baller Luke Bonner.
Team Jock will feature some of the best players from McGill's Redmen and the Concordia Stingers.
Providing some off-court entertainment, Arcade Fire's Régine Chassagne and turntable whiz Kid Koala will be playing throughout the game, in addition to a half-time show from David Byrne & Moment Factory.
The match goes down on September 22 at 2:30 p.m. at the McGill University Sports Centre. Tickets are $20 or $1,500 for tax deductible corporate donations, and you can pick them up at Red Bird Sports Shop or at the POP Montreal website. All proceeds will go towards Montreal non-profit organization DJ Sports Club, which offers sports programs to youth aged 7 to 17.
Pop Montreal takes place from September 19 to 23, and the lineup features Grizzly Bear, Lil B, Tim Hecker, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan and tons more.
Check out a clip of the Butler brothers at last year's Pop vs. Jock game below.