World-renowned classical artist Hayley Westenra will headline the pre-match entertainment at the 2012 Stobart Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford, Manchester on Saturday October 6 (6.00pm) when Warrington Wolves take on Leeds Rhinos.
Westenra, whose debut album ‘Pure’ is the best-selling classical album of the 21st century, has sold over four million albums worldwide since bursting onto the scene in 2003 and will perform a rendition of ‘Jerusalem’ prior to kick-off.
She will be accompanied by symphonic brass band Ottoni Brass, who will make their second appearance at the Super League Grand Final having first appeared as part of the pre-match entertainment 12 months ago.
Spectators will also be treated to a series of spectacular acrobatic feats from balletic artist Lilli Muelheisen, who will perform suspended from The Heliosphere, a helium filled balloon that will glide over the heads of spectators as kick-off approaches.
Former England, Hull FC and St Helens player Steve Prescott will be travelling to Old Trafford via a 48-hour ‘quadrathon’ which will see him attempt to swim both the Humber and Mersey rivers, cycle from Hull to Liverpool and canoe 26 miles along the Liverpool canal to deliver the match ball before conducting the official coin toss.
The Stobart Super League ‘Fanzone’ will also be on-sight at Old Trafford this Saturday with lots of fun activities for families – including skills games, the Rugby League World Cup Roadshow, face-painters and plenty more to entertain the whole family in the build-up to kick-off.
Tickets for the 2012 Stobart Super League title decider are selling fast but fans still have time to reserve their seats, with tickets costing from just £21 available to purchase by calling the RFL Ticket Office on 0844 856 1113 or by visiting www.rugbyleaguetickets.co.uk