The high-octane competition, which fuses world-class sport with spectacular entertainment, will return to Manchester this year.
Action-packed cricket competition the hundred is set to return this year and promises a summer of world-class sports and unmissable musical performances.
In its first year in 2021, the event attracted some of the biggest names in British music, including Becky Hill, Everything Everything and Self Esteem, as well as groundbreaking artists such as Sports Team and Lauran Hibberd, who now features on everyone’s playlists.
Manchester Originals star Sophie Ecclestone said: “The music last year was amazing. Lizelle and I even had time to dance to Becky Hill during the opener! It brought a lot to the competition and showed that The Hundred is action not to be missed on and off the pitch.
The lineup for 2022 should be an equally big hit with new and existing fans of the game.
Here’s everything you need to know about the competition.
What is the Hundred?
The Hundred is a high-octane cricket competition that fuses world-class sport with spectacular entertainment.
The competition gives fans the chance to see some of the best players in the world compete alongside epic musical performances in a high-energy, family-friendly environment.
It features eight teams from seven cities, with men’s and women’s competitions taking place side by side.
Teams include Welsh Fire (Cardiff), Southern Brave (Southampton), Northern Superchargers (Leeds), London Spirit, Trent Rockets (Nottingham), Oval Invincibles (London), Manchester Originals and Birmingham Phoenix.
Each team includes some of the best international and domestic cricketers from around the world, with participation from England’s men’s and women’s World Cup winners.
When and where does the Hundred take place?
The Hundred kicks off on August 3, with the final scheduled for September 3.
The competition will take place in front of the public at some of the biggest cricket grounds in the UK, including the Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester.
The cricket grounds hosting the event include:
- Trent Bridge (Nottingham)
- Friday August 5 – Manchester Originals vs Birmingham Phoenix (Men’s Start 6.30pm)
- Saturday August 13 – Manchester Originals vs Trent Rockets (women’s start 11am, men’s start 2.30pm)
- Tuesday August 16 – Manchester Originals vs Welsh Fire (women start 3.00pm, men start 6.30pm)
- Wednesday August 31 – Manchester Originals vs Oval Invincibles (Women’s start 3:00pm, Men’s start 6:30pm)
Who is part of The Hundred’s musical lineup?
The line-up is dominated by multi-platinum English pop-rock band Bastille, who will take the stage for the men’s and women’s finale of The Hundred at Lord’s on Saturday 3 September.
Other artists performing in venues across the country include English teacher Samm Henshaw, Priya Ragu, Katy J Pearson, Jordan Macampa, Tamera, Queen Millz, Casey Lowry and many more.
The lineup also sees Emirates Old Trafford set to host some of the UK music scene’s most exciting names, including The Lottery Winners and Phoebe Green.
The lottery winners, who will perform at Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester on August 13, said: “Manchester is where we started, and there is something very special about coming back to play shows here. Performing at such an iconic venue as part of this unique sports entertainment event is so exciting – we are thrilled to be involved.
Fans will be able to receive updates on additional artists confirmed for this summer’s competition in the coming weeks.
How much do tickets cost and how do I get them?
Early-bird tickets for Manchester Originals home games start at £12 for adults and £5 for under-16s, with early-bird ticket sales due to end on June 20.
However, you will need to act quickly as more than half of the ticket allocation for the high-demand event is sold out.