Reverend & the Makers to headline Rugby League Rocks

Reverend and the Makers have been confirmed as the headline for Rugby League Rocks, the entertainment event which will mark the opening of the new Super League season.

The event, which takes place on the evening of Sunday February 1, is hosted by former European & Commonwealth champion Iwan Thomas, BBC presenter Mark Chapman and sports broadcaster Natalie Quirk.

Reverend and the Makers are a Sheffield band, who have four albums behind them. They also supported Oasis in 2009, on the largest stadium tour of the UK and Ireland.

A host of rugby league stars will be attendance too, including Ryan Hall, Eorl Crabtree, Gareth Ellis, Keiran Dixon, Josh Charnley, Dan Sarginson, Paddy Flynn, Chris Hill, Kyle Amor, Scott Moore, Chris Riley, Mason Caton-Brown, Paul Wood and Chev Walker.

England and Leeds star Hall and Warrington prop Chris Hill will participate in a ‘Mr & Mrs’ style quiz slot with their new wives to see if they really are matched perfectly.

Rugby AM presenter Alex Simmons will perform a live DJ set, while the Rugby League Rockettes wil be performing some dance numbers for the crowd.

The players present will be quizzed and challenged in a variety of ways to keep fans entertained.

Super League General Manager Blake Solly said: “To welcome in the new era with a fantastic entertainment package including Reverend and the Makers just shows how exciting 2015 is going to be for fans, players and everyone involved in rugby league.

“Supporters are going to get the chance to interact with the extraordinary athletes of our game as they entertain the crowd.

“Rugby League Rocks marks the beginning of an exciting journey for our sport.

The start of the First Utility Super League, Kingstone Press Championship and League 1 are just around the corner and will quickly be followed by the World Club Series, Summer Bash in Blackpool, Magic Weekend in Newcastle, Ladbrokes Challenge Cup, the Million Pound Game, Grand Final and the Autumn International Series against New Zealand – 2015 will be a memorable year.”

Tickets for Rugby League Rocks at Victoria Warehouse, Manchester cost just £10 for adults and £5 for concessions and children. To purchase your tickets, please visit www.rugbyleaguetickets.co.uk or call the Rugby League Ticket Hotline on 0844 856 1113.

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