Classical star headlines Grand Final entertainment bill
Laura Wright, one of the world’s leading young classical artists, will headline the pre-match entertainment at the 2013 Super League Grand Final, Warrington Wolves v Wigan Warriors, at Old Trafford, Manchester on Saturday (6.00pm).
The 23-year-old has sold over one million albums worldwide and was the first female singer since Katherine Jenkins to reach No 1 in the UK classical charts with her album The Last Rose.
She has already performed at some of the country’s biggest sporting events, including the 2012 Challenge Cup final, football’s FA Cup and Carling Cup finals (all at Wembley) and international rugby union matches during the Six Nations at Twickenham.
Wright will be performing Jerusalem prior to kick-off, just after the Super League trophy’s grand entrance, which will be accompanied by music performed by the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers from Lancashire.
The band Conquer Rio will also be performing a 20-minute set and fans can help choose one of the songs by voting on Twitter via @superleague – the choice is Dakota by Stereophonics or Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor by Arctic Monkeys.
Timeline of events (please note that timings are approximate):
5.20 - Conquer Rio set
5.40 - Sky Go Best Seat Competition with Robbie Hunter-Paul
5.53 - Super League trophy arrival accompanied by a live fanfare performed by the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, Lancashire
5.55 - Laura Wright performing Jerusalem
The 2013 Super League Grand Final takes place at Old Trafford, Manchester, on Saturday October 5 (6.00pm) when tickets cost from just £20. Family tickets giving entry to two adults and two children are also available for £70 and can be purchased by visiting www.rugbyleaguetickets.co.uk or calling 0844 856 1113.