Schak to play DJ sets at sold out St James' Park as England take on Bosnia

Geordie DJ Schak is set to play two DJ sets at England's sold out friendly against Bosnia at St James' Park on Monday night.

The warm-up game for Euro 2024 will be the England men's team's first appearance at St James' Park since 2005, when they enjoyed a 2-0 World Cup qualifying victory over Azerbaijan. It is part of an England double header, after a crowd of 42,561 watched the Lionesses succumb to a 2-1 defeat against France on Friday night.

Schak, real name Shakeil Luciano, is no stranger to playing at the stadium, having spun the decks in the Gallowgate corner during Newcastle United's 2-1 win over Southampton in the second leg of the 2022/23 Carabao Cup final. And the North Shields DJ is "absolutely over the moon" to be playing there again, with sets before kick-off and at half time.

In a post to his 48,100 Instagram followers, Schak said: "I've been invited to come and play at the England match against Bosnia and Herzegovina at SJP on Monday. Honestly, I'm absolutely over the moon, I remember the first time I played was such an honour when we played Southampton in the Carabao Cup final.

"But to play an international game in my home city, where's the f***ing words for that? How do you describe it?

"It's just mad, they haven't had an international game there for 19 years so to be able to play when my country's playing in my home city, it's just f***ing mad, I'm so f***ing buzzing."

Schak's followers on Instagram were delighted by the news, with one saying: "That's unreal mate, love seeing how you have progressed, be proud bro, be proud". Another added: "Schak's three lions, let's gooo!"

Newcastle fans will be hoping to catch a glimpse not only of Schak, but also of Kieran Trippier and Anthony Gordon, who have both been named in the squad.