Members of Arcade Fire and The Strokes will be taking part in the third annual charity basketball match at this year’s Pop Montreal festival.
The Pop vs Jock III game is organised by Arcade Fire members Win and Will Butler and will see the brothers play on a team of musicians including Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and The Strokes bassist Nikolai Fraiture. Matt Bonner of the San Antonio Spurs has been recruited to coach the musicians team, who will face-off against local basketball players on September 20 at the McGill University Sports Centre. Pop Montreal takes place between September 17-21 and features performances by artists including Twin Shadow, Panda Bear and Against Me! alongside the basketball game.
Pop Vs Jock III comes off the back of an extensive Arcade Fire world tour.