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Indie band to rock Cup clash

11 February 2013

The Pigeon Detectives are set to turn up the noise at stadiummk when they perform live this Saturday ahead of MK Dons’ FA Cup with Budweiser Firth Round tie against Barnsley.

The Pigeon Detectives, famed for their songs Take Her Back and I’m Not Sorry, will play to the crowd prior to kick off in the Dons’ historic FA Cup with Budweiser game. Tickets for the game, which will include the performance from the indie band, are on sale now at £20 for adults, £15 for Over-65s and Under-18s for £1. Season ticket holders, over 18 only, are entitled to discount up until Friday 15th February at 5pm.

The ‘Battle of the Bands’ style initiative to find an official FA Cup Anthem enters its third phase as the band entertain the Dons and Tykes supporters at stadiummk

A six-strong shortlist of some of the UK’s biggest music acts are battling it out to produce the soundtrack to the world’s oldest domestic football competition, with the winner to be chosen by the British public ahead of The FA Cup Final. 

MOBO-award-winning rapper Lethal Bizzle kicked off the search in the Third Round, with VMA-nominated Devlin taking to the stage ahead of Manchester City’s defeat of Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium in the previous round. 

The initiative, which forms part of a series of events to mark The FA’s 150th anniversary, will see four more six shortlisted acts including The Pigeon Detectives perform live at selected football grounds across the country, with fans voting for the official anthem after the semi-finals. 

The winning composition will then greet players as they step on to the Wembley turf for the Final of The FA Cup with Budweiser on 11 May 2013. Fans will be given the chance to vote for their favourite on The FA Cup website ( in the lead up to the Final.  

The Pigeon Detectives frontman Matt Bowman said: “It’s every schoolboy’s dream to play in The FA Cup, and while we’re not lacing up our boots and running onto the pitch it’s still a massive buzz to be involved - winning the competition and being behind the official FA Cup Anthem would be something we would all be really proud of. Although not as proud as our dads would be - they all wish we were footballers really.”

The Pigeon Detectives will perform their track ‘Animal’ live at Stadium mk on Saturday 16 February, with further acts and live performances to be announced as the competition progresses. Voting will open after the Semi-Finals, with the winner announced ahead of The FA Cup Final on Saturday 11 May.

Videos of each performance and artist updates will be available to view on The FA Cup website and on the official FA Cup Facebook page ( after each round. 

.click here to buy tickets as a non-member/non-season ticket holder or Click here to buy tickets as a members/season ticket holderTickets are on sale now from the MK Dons Box Office, thecentre:mk, by calling 01908 622900 or via the Online Ticket Service.

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