Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Football crazy!

Rather than lazing about on Sunday why not get yourself through to Edinburgh to watch some musicians take on their sworn enemies, us music journos, at five-a-side football?

King Creosote's Fence Collective, My Latest Novel, Aberfeldy, The
1990s, The Bees, and a team commanded by independent Scottish
magazine, is this music?, will compete with the cream of Scotland's
student sporting talent in the Tennent's Futsal Sessions. Football and beer eh? What a healthy combination!

Beard's own photo maestro Mark Connelly will be mowing down the opposition as part of the ITM? team.

Football legend and Scotland's most famous Joy Division fan Pat Nevin will oversee proceedings, which will take place at Edinburgh's World of Football from 1-5pm on Sunday February 5. Free buses will drive supporters from participating unions
to and from the event.

The winning university team will secure the chance to have all
participating bands play an exclusive FREE gig at their student union
on Thursday, March 2.

Following last year's celebrated Tennent's Football Sessions – which
saw hot-footed indie kings and musical victors Belle & Sebastian
narrowly robbed of the cup by overall winners Strathclyde University -
Tennent's Lager is set to further challenge musicians and academics
alike with a Brazilian variation on five-a-side: Futsal.

The tournament will take place on Sunday February 5th at Edinburgh's
World of Football (Corn Exchange) and is open to the public. It is

Participating Student Unions: Heriot Watt, Glasgow Caledonian,
Strathclyde, GUU, QMU, Edinburgh, Robert Gordon, Dundee, St Andrews,
Glasgow School of Art