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What makes Magic Weekend unique?

The Magic Weekend will soon be storming into St. James’ Park for a weekend of thrilling rugby league clashes, taking place on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th July. Whether you’re a rugby fan or not, the sheer excitement of being in the crowd – or even outside in the Fan Zone – is hard to beat, and the Magic Weekend is a sporting event like no other…

What makes it unique?

Unlike most sporting events, every team in the Betfred Super League are playing in one place, so you can witness mega-clashes like the two highly anticipated derby matches between St Helens and Wigan Warriors, and Hull Kingston Rovers and Hull FC, as well as Wakefield Trinity v Toulouse Olympique, Leeds Rhinos v Castleford Tigers, Huddersfield Giants v Salford Red Devils and Catalans Dragons v Warrington Wolves, over one massive sporting weekend.

What’s more, seating is unreserved and there’s a pass-out system in place so you can come and go as you please, making it perfect for the casual fan as well as the rugby aficionado! Also unlike many sporting fixtures, you can have a drink in your seat!


What is the Fan Zone?

Only the most fun you’re likely to have at a sporting event, that’s what! Located on Strawberry Place, the Fan Zone is open from 11am-7.30pm on Saturday and 11am-5.30pm on Sunday and offers activities for the whole family to enjoy via official partners Sky Zero and Northern. There’ll be rugby challenges and the opportunity to have a go at virtual refereeing; fairground rides including the exciting Bull Ride, teacups for little ones and loads more; photo opportunities with ex-players and with the glittering trophies, plus the opportunity to grab some great official merch.

Enjoy live music from up and coming Geordie rock and roller Andrew Cushin (who comes with the personal recommendation of Noel Gallagher) on Saturday, plus Radio 1 DJ Matt Bailey will keep the energy high and the tunes loud!

The pass-out system makes it easy to join in the fun whenever you want, and if you need to refuel you can grab burgers, mac and cheese, fish and chips or ice cream from local artisan food vendors, plus there’s coffee baristas and cold beverage outlets open throughout the day.


Who is it for?

Everyone! Magic Weekend is a real family affair, so even if your kids aren’t rugby fans there will be plenty to keep them entertained. Even better, under 16’s tickets cost just £12.50 for access to all three of the day’s matches (or £20 for the whole weekend), while adult tickets cost £25 (or £40 for the weekend), meaning it won’t stretch the budget either.

So, whether you attend for the world-class rugby, the amazing entertainment or just to soak up the exciting atmosphere, Magic Weekend is a must-attend event this summer!

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