Battle of the Bands

THERE is more than just Sky Bet League 2 points and pride riding on the result of Argyle's opening-day encounter at AFC Wimbledon.

Two of Britain's top rock bands have entered into a bet, with a huge visible forfeit for the loser. 

Bastille, whose drummer Woody is a huge Pilgrims' fan, and Mumford & Sons, whose lead vocalist, Marcus Mumford, is a Dons' supporter, are playing the Reading and Leeds Festivals at the end of August. 

Both men believe in their side and are backing them to be triumphant at the Cherry Red Records Stadium on Saturday. The loser of the bet will be obliged to fly the winning side's flag in front of thousands of music fans during their set at the festivals.

Woody said: "I'm on a social media group where bands and their crews chat about football non-stop, and came across Marcus on there.

"I can't think who thought of bet first but I'm always game for a bet - I don't take too much convincing.

"I'm confident that the Mumfords' drum kit will be flying the flag for Argyle at Reading and Leeds."

Woody will be hoping to fare better than he did this time last season when he lost a similar bet with Cambridge United fan and SoccerAM presenter Max Rushden.

With Argyle losing the game 1-0, that bet saw Woody perform 100 star jumps.

Unfortunately, Woody will not be at Wimbledon to see his bet come in. He will be nearer to home, preparing for another big fixture.

He said: "Ironically, the day after the game, we're playing the Boardmasters Festival at Newquay."