Social media sensations Bands F.C. to host first ever Irish exhibition later this year
If you like your football and your music, this will be right up your street.
Bands F.C, the hugely popular art project that has been something of a social media phenomenon since originating in the summer of 2018, will host its first exhibition in Ireland this year.
The brainchild of designers Mark Liptrott and Nick Fraser, with a little help from Tim Burgess of The Charlatans, Bands F.C. essentially imagines bands as football teams and football teams as bands.
Since its inception, over 400 badges have been created and have amassed huge popularity on social media, as well as high profile fans such as Jarvis Cocker, Richard Hawley, The Kinks, The Flaming Lips and Stiff Little Fingers.
The work of Liptrott and Fraser has since been on display in venues such as The National Football Museum in Manchester, the iconic Salford Lads Club and galleries and event spaces across the United Kingdom.
Liptrott and Fraser have brought Bands F.C. to New York and have even had a request to showcase their work at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall.
Now, Bands F.C. is coming to Dublin for its first Irish exhibition, which will take place in independent Dublin craft brewery Rascals Brewing Co for the best part of two weeks in October.
“We are utterly delighted to bring this to Inchicore,” said Rascals co-founder Emma Devlin.
“We’re big into our music here at Rascals and we’re proud sponsors of our local club St. Patrick’s Athletic, so Bands F.C. and everything they do is right up our street. Not just that, we’ve the perfect space for hosting their work, so bring on October!”
Nick Fraser from Bands F.C. said: “We are so excited to be taking our Bands F.C. exhibition to Ireland - we’ve had so many requests. The fact that it’s at a brewery is an added bonus. After music, football and design, drinking responsibly is one of our favourite things.”
The exhibition will run from October 9–20 and admission will be free.
Rascals HQ is located in Goldenbridge Estate, Tyrconnell Road, Inchicore, less than 15 minutes’ walk from Kilmainham Gaol and a one-minute walk from the Black Horse Luas stop.
More details are available on www.rascalsbrewing.com.
Main image via Twitter/Bands FC