Classical stars to lead Wembley anthem

Date published: Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Classical music trio BLAKE will headline the pre-match entertainment at this year’s Tetley’s Challenge Cup final between Hull FC v Wigan Warriors at Wembley Stadium on Saturday August 24.

Prior to kick-off at 3.00pm, BLAKE, who have sold over a million albums worldwide and performed on over 150 television programmes across the globe, will lead the crowd with a rendition of the traditional Challenge Cup anthem, Abide With Me, as well as performing a series of classical songs.

BLAKE will then be joined on the pitch by soprano Natalie Coyle, who will lead the crowd in a rendition of the national anthem, God Save The Queen.

The pre-match entertainment will also include a set from the Royal Imperial Military Band while representatives from all 95 clubs who have participated in this season’s Tetley’s Challenge Cup will form a guard of honour for the finalists as they take to the field to contest the 112thChallenge Cup final.

Tickets for the 2013 Tetley’s Challenge Cup final can be purchased direct via the Hull FC club shop, Wigan Warriors ticket hotline on 0871 6633 552 or through the RFL ticket office direct at or 0844 856 1113.

For people with any form of disability the RFL offers a free assistant place when booking tickets. For people with a visual impairment or non-sighted disability we also offer audio visual descriptive commentary for all our events.