Feeder to headline Grand Final
British rock band Feeder will headline a spectacular pre-match entertainment line-up at the Engage Super League Grand Final at Manchester’s Old Trafford on Saturday, October 8 (6.00pm), when St Helens take on Leeds Rhinos.
Feeder, who have sold over five million records and played all over the world, will perform a three-song set at the Theatre of Dreams ahead of the Grand Final.
Old Trafford will also showcase West End star Samantha Barks, who will perform the Grand Final anthem ‘Jerusalem’ before the teams emerge from the tunnel. Samantha rose to fame on the BBC's "I'd Do Anything" and has since made her West End debut, playing Eponine in Les Miserables and performed the role in front of 50,000 at the O2 Arena. Samantha will be accompanied by Ottoni Brass, a symphonic brass band making its debut at the 2011 Engage Super League Grand Final.
The exciting entertainment will no doubt contribute to an electric atmosphere with The International Allstarzz also providing pre-match entertainment. Having made their debut in 1999, this will be their tenth appearance at the Super League Grand Final and they will once again act as the Engage Guard of Honour as the teams take to the field.
The Engage ‘Fanzone’ return this year with lots of fun activities for families - such as skill games like Sprint Raider or the Jump Test and the Bungee Trampoline. Fun is also on offer with other Super League partners including Irn Bru, PlusNet and the Royal Marines and with face painters, a DJ and a samba band, there’s plenty to entertain the whole family in the build up to kick-off.
As tradition the honor of escorting the Engage Super League Trophy onto the pitch will fall to Flight Sergeant Ozzy Hicks, Corporal Garry Dunn and Senior Aircraftman Tom Moor.
Tickets for the 2011 Engage Super League Grand Final cost from just £21 and are available by calling the RFL Ticket Office on 0844 856 1113 or by visiting www.rugbyleaguetickets.co.uk