Heavy Woollen rivals set to clash rock Blackpool in Summer Bash

Batley and Dewsbury will meet at the Summer Bash in Blackpool
Batley and Dewsbury will meet at the Summer Bash in Blackpool

Heavy Woollen rivals Batley Bulldogs and Dewsbury Rams will clash at the Kingstone Press Championship Summer Bash in Blackpool on Sunday May 24.

Fixtures for Summer Bash weekend were released this morning (Thursday) when it was confirmed Batley and Dewsbury will kick off Sunday’s programme at 12.45pm.

Hunslet Hawks tackle Doncaster straight after the Heavy Woollen derby (ko 3pm), before a re-run of last season’s Grand Final between Featherstone Rovers and Leigh Centurions will bring the curtain down on a fantastic weekend (ko 5.45pm).

The Summer Bash weekend kicks off on Saturday May 23 with the League One Cup Final (noon), followed by the Workington Town v Whitehaven Cumbian derby (2.30pm), Sheffield Eagles v London Broncos (4.45pm) and concludes with the West Yorkshire derby between Bradford Bulls and Halifax (7pm)

Tickets for the Summer Bash went on sale this morning, starting from £20 for one day and £30 for the weekend.

Fans will be able to enjoy a programme of activities designed to keep the family entertained, including live music, a Fanzone and social media interactions.

Bulldogs and Rams season ticket holders are advised to contact their respective clubs for special deals they are putting in place for the weekend, while tickets are also on sale from the RFL Ticket Office on 0844 856 1113 or by visiting www.rugbyleaguetickets.co.uk.

Tickets for the full weekend for adults are £50 for reserved seating and £30 for unreserved seating and concession prices are £25 (reserved) and £15 (unreserved). Tickets for adults per day are £30 (reserved) and £20 (unreserved) with concession ticket prices £15 and £10.

There is an early bird discount of £5 until Monday December 8 on regular adult priced tickets. To claim this discount enter promo code earlybird01 on the rugby league tickets website.

Summer Bash schedule in full:

Saturday May 23

Noon - League 1 Cup Final

2.30pm – Workington Town v Whitehaven

4.45pm - London Broncos v Sheffield Eagles

7.00pm – Bradford Bulls v Halifax

Sunday May 24

12.45pm - Dewsbury Rams v Batley Bulldogs

3.00pm - Doncaster v Hunslet Hawks

5.15pm – Leigh Centurions v Featherstone Rovers