British singer-songwriter Becky Hill has today announced she will be performing at the opening game of The Hundred at The Kia Oval in London on 21 July.
Coinciding with the expected lifting of lockdown restrictions, The Hundred combines world-class fast-paced cricket on the pitch with top quality live entertainment off it. It will take place across the holidays, making it an ideal day out for families and young people.
Becky Hill will be performing live on opening night as the Oval Invincibles and Manchester Originals women’s teams kick off the new 100-ball cricket competition. Becky has written and performed on twelve singles which have charted in the top 40 of the UK Official Singles Chart, (including two top 10 singles, one number 1 and nine platinum records), and was crowned the 2nd most-streamed British Female Solo Artist on Spotify UK in both 2019 and 2020.
This will be the first time a women’s match has started a major sporting event in the UK, with the ambition to elevate the women’s game. World-class players including Mady Villiers, Harmanpreet Kaur and Kate Cross will be starring in the opening game and all women’s games will be broadcast live across Sky and the BBC.
Speaking ahead of her performance, Becky Hill said: “What an incredible honour to be a part of this moment for women’s sport. Not only to be back in front of a live audience performing my own songs which I’ve not been able to perform yet, but also to be there supporting the women’s game and soaking up the atmosphere. It finally feels like the summer is returning after being indoors for so long! The Hundred is a great idea. Thank you so much for having me, I can’t wait to be a part of it!”
The announcement coincides with the launch of The Hundred’s #BeThere film, an inspirational ‘call to arms’ from the sporting community to witness a truly historic moment as fans attend the first women’s game. Tickets to the opening game and all other games between 21 July-22 Aug are available at thehundred.com.