Bartenders and Musos set to battle it out at Boxing Day Cup 2016

Words by Caleb Sweeting
Photos taken by Caitlin Randall

2015 coin toss by Martin Haese

2015 coin toss by Martin Haese

Bartenders and musos go together like a snag in bread, but this December 26 the two will go head-to-head in a good old fashion game of cricket – The Boxing Day Cup.

Back for it’s fourth year, the free event encapsulates community spirit by bringing together those who work in the hospo/music industry and raising money for Radio Adelaide.

“Adelaide has such a great community of people and there’s so much overlap between professions,” says organiser Chris Komorek.

“To be able to bring hospitality staff and musicians, the professionals that work tirelessly throughout the year for the benefit of others, not only together but into the spotlight is great.”


Even more than this though, Komorek believes using the event to raise money for Radio Adelaide is important to help keep Australia's first community broadcaster alive.

“Radio Adelaide plays such an important role in the community for so many people. From interviewing local artists and entrepreneurs, to giving a voice to those who usually wouldn’t have one, and broadcasting in a range of different languages, Radio Adelaide’s service is vital to the community.”

The main entertainment is set to be held at Railways Oval (opposite the new RAH), where banter and a solid 20/20 match between The Rockatoos (musos) and the Eagle Blues (bartenders) will take place.

If that’s not enough to get you off the couch after Christmas feasting/drinking, this year’s Boxing Day Cup will feature a performance from the legendary Peter Combe and a raffle with a prizes including The Gov Golden Ticket', WOMADelaide Tickets, Adelaide Fringe Club Season Passes, Radio Adelaide Subscriptions and more: enter the raffle here.

2016 Teams:

Catch The Eagle Blues battle it out with The Rockatoos on Boxing Day from 2pm at Railways Oval or live on Radio Adelaide (no BYO event).... Followed by the Official Afterparty at the Wheatsheaf Hotel.