Sunday’s Betfred World Club Challenge will be a High Voltage occasion after Wigan Warriors have confirmed that number one AC/DC tribute band, AC/DC Experience, will be the pre-match entertainment for their game against NRL Champions, Sydney Roosters.
The Betfred Super League champions Wigan Warriors will face off against Sydney Roosters on Sunday 17th February (kick-off 7pm) and fans will be treated to some of the Aussie rockers’ finest hits ahead of the game from the north stand platform stage from the UK cover band.
“The AC/DC Experience are absolutely thrilled to be playing ahead of such a prestigious event like the Betfred World Club Challenge,” said band member, James Stringfellow. “It’s a great honour & privilege to be asked - how could we say no?!”
“We are all big sports fans and in rugby, Wigan Warriors are a name that we are extremely happy to be associated with. We’re looking forward to playing not just for the teams, but for the fans as well. We love the people of Wigan, having played The Old Courts last year we know how friendly everyone is – it should be some occasion.”
Wigan Warriors Marketing Director, Martin McLoughlin: “Who better to provide the entertainment for a game between the best of English and Australian rugby league has to offer, then an English act who have a proven track record as the best tribute band for Australia’s finest ever band (apologies to Jason and Kylie)?
“The music of AC/DC is intertwined with the sport of rugby league and is tailor-made to be played in a packed Stadium for a big-game. I’m sure the crowd will be shaking all night long on Sunday!”
Earlier today (Wednesday) the band played a special set in front of the Wigan Warriors squad at the Club’s training ground in Orrell as the club prepare for Sunday’s game: “We loved having them here today to perform,” said Wigan skipper Sean O’Loughlin. “It really energised the room and the lads really enjoyed it. I’m sure they’ll have the stadium rocking on Sunday night.”
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