A charity football match is set to feature KSI and Joe Sugg, amongst others.
The Sidemen have announced a repeat of last year’s successful charity football match which raised over £100,000.
It will once again feature the Sidemen XI (Behzinga, miniminter, Zerkaa, KSI, wroetoshaw, Vikkstar, Poet, Vuj, P Money, JME, Tobjizzle, Manny, Lewis, Charlie Morley, NepentheZ, and Bateson) versus the YouTube Allstars (ChrisMD, Calfreezy, Callux, hughwizzy, WillNE, Joe Sugg, Marcus Butler, Oli White, Caspar Lee, Josh Pieters, Castro, Reev, JMX, ComedyShorts Gamer, TheBurntChip, and AnEsonGib).
It will take place on Sunday 21 May, at Charlton Athletic’s Valley ground.
In the commentary box for the game, Joe Weller and Elliot Crawford will be remarking on the action for the fans that aren’t able to make it inside the stadium (taking over duties from last year’s offering, The True Geordie and Laurence McKenna), with footage streamed live via the Sidemen’s YouTube channel, which will also allow viewers to donate online.
Tickets for the event are sold out, with over half of the 26,000 released tickets being snapped up within an hour of going on sale.
Tickets for #SidemenFC v YouTube Allstars are now SOLD OUT.
Thank you for your amazing support! 👏👏👏
— SDMN (@SDMNFC) March 25, 2017
There is also a competition to win a VIP day out with the team:
— SDMN (@SDMNFC) May 11, 2017
In 2016, the two sides faced each other at Southampton’s St Mary’s Stadium, selling all 15,000 tickets available and raising more than £100,000 for charity in the process. The Sidemen came out 7-2 victors in a match that has garnered 13,000,000 views on YouTube.
The Sidemen YouTube channel was set up especially for last year’s match, going from zero subscribers to one million in just three days, making it the fastest ever YouTube channel in the world (at the time of writing) to reach one million subscribers.
Money raised from this year’s event will be split between the award-winning Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) and Sidemen FC’s chosen charity Childline. The Sidemen and YouTube Allstars hope to raise over £200,000, split between both causes.
Charlton Athletic Community Trust CEO Jason Morgan said: “The reach and power of social media is incredible and this event shows how impactful and successful this has been previously. CACT has been exploring how social media can help us reach out to more young people and engage them on projects like our youth service provision, run on behalf of Royal Greenwich Borough, and we are looking forward to working with the Sidemen to help achieve this.”