New ENgland & The World International Festival
Presented by Young Master Ales
- 10am • Free Jacks Academy Independents U23 v Mystic River
- 12pm • Battle of the WPL undefeated Beantown vs Colorado Gray Wolves
- 1pm – 3pm • International Beer Biere Party
- 1:30 – 2:45pm Fan Zone featuring Hipshot
- 3pm • Free Jacks vs. NOLA Gold
- Halftime • Wah Lum Kung Fu & Tai Chi Academy Dragon Dance
- 5pm • Irish Dancing from the famous Forbes School of Dance
- 5:15pm • Live set by The Crash Test Dummies
Rugby is played in 123 countries by almost 10,000,000 registered players! The Free Jacks alone have players from 10 different countries, including 11 from our neighbooor to the north–O Canada! O Canada! Where pines and maples grow!
Come celebrate the global make-up of New England and our burgeoning cosmopolitan city here in Quincy, MA, with an epic International Biere Beer tasting experience, headlining and magically distinct vocals from Canada’s own, Crash Test Dummies, best known for their 1990s international pop hit “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm”.
Toast our rich and diverse global history on and off the field with numerous countries represented on the day through great music, tasty food, drinks, dancing, and the world’s contact game as the Free Jacks take on East Conference rival, NOLA.
THE festival features
CRASH TEST DUMMIES
Hailing from Canada, The Crash Test Dummies have sold over a million records worldwide. The band is best known internationally for their 1993 single “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm” which peaked at No. 4 on the US Hot 100, the track performed even better in the United Kingdom, where it was a No. 2 hit, and Australia where it peaked at No. 1. 2023 will see the release of a new, original Crash Test Dummies single “Sacred Alphabet“ as they again hit the road in North America and Europe. Check out the Canadian hit makers as they make their Quincy, MA debut at Veterans Memorial Stadium on Sunday, May 21st.
free jacks take on nola gold
A first round win at NOLA gives the Free Jacks the edge to date with four wins in a row now over the Gold–can the men in Red, White, and Blue once again out-do a resurgent NOLA? Kickoff at 3pm in this always entertaining East Conference clash, televised regionally on NBC Sports Boston and streamed on TheRugbyNetwork.
INTERNATIONAL BEER BIERE party
Additional Ticket Required.
Potato! Potahto! Tomato! tomahto! Beer! Biere! Beer lovers and other connoisseurs of awesomeness will enjoy specialty craft brews from around the world alongside favorites from our local brewing scene.
Fans can take part in the International Beer Biere Party for $20 and will receive 15 drink tickets each redeemable for a 3oz pour of the beer of your choice.
*ATTENDEES WILL EITHER NEED TO ALREADY HAVE ACCESS TO THE FREE JACKS MATCH OR PURCHASE A STANDING ROOM TICKET ALONG WITH THE BEER TASTING BY CLICKING BELOW.
the fan zone
Free Jacks Fan Zone will feature International dancing, games, and activities celebrating the diversity of New England and the world of rugby! Wear your favorite international outfit or national team jersey while enjoying food and activities from around the world!
The Hipshot Band will be getting the party started with live music. This high energy band has the experience in wowing the audience and will get the Fan Zone pumping!!
The Hipshot Band consistently delivers the BEST DANCE MUSIC OF THEN AND NOW…so bring your dancing shoes! 130 – 245pm Fan Zone.
womens premier League & independents
Women’s Premier League
6-time national champions and local legends, Beantown, battle west coast WPL power the Colorado Gray Wolves for a high noon kickoff. Founded in 2009, the Women’s Premier League (WPL) features the nation’s top rugby talent and is the highest level of women’s 15s competition in the U.S. Beantown is a perennial leader in the WPL.
Free Jacks Academy Fixture
The day starts off with electric rugby from the next generation of Free Jacks as our Academy’s Men’s Independents U23s host perennial men’s club powerhouse, Mystic River, at 10AM.