Indie rock band The Libertines have develop into the principle shirt sponsors for non-league soccer facet Margate FC.
The band’s emblem will likely be emblazoned on the entrance of the house and away shirts of the Kent-based crew, who play within the Isthmian League Premier Division.
The band, who’re recognized for songs corresponding to Do not Look Again Into The Solar and Cannot Stand Me Now, initially fashioned in London in 1997.
They just lately began constructing a brand new studio and lodge within the seaside city.
The Libertines introduced the deal on Twitter.
Forward of the crew’s opening match towards Corinthian-Casuals, Margate FC’s basic supervisor Deny Wilson mentioned he was “thrilled” by the “pioneering partnership”.
He mentioned: “We have got a sequence of thrilling issues lined up and really consider we are able to work collectively to assist showcase Margate to as giant an viewers as attainable.”
On Monday it was introduced the four-piece – which consists of singer Pete Doherty, guitarist and singer Carl Barat, bassist John Hassall and drummer Gary Powell – will headline the Wheels and Fins music pageant in Kent.
They’ve additionally curated the line-up for the principle stage and will likely be supported by the likes of Echo and the Bunnymen and Chas and Dave.
Different bands to sponsor soccer groups
The Libertines should not the primary band to sponsor a soccer crew.
Tremendous Furry Animals sponsored Cardiff Metropolis’s shirts for the membership’s matches within the FAW Cup in 1999.
The emblem of Nottingham duo Sleaford Mods was placed on south Wales under-nines crew The Seven Sisters AFC’s shirts final yr.
The report label owned by Fatboy Slim (actual title Norman Cook dinner) Skint Data was the principle shirt sponsor of the DJ’s favorite crew Brighton and Hove Albion for 9 years.
In 1993 Scottish group Moist Moist Moist sponsored their native crew Clydebank FC and Welsh rappers Goldie Lookin’ Chain sponsored their hometown membership Newport County in 2004.