Fans attending Saturday's Heineken Cup game against Munster will be able to enjoy some special pre-match entertainment from the Ospreys Supporters Choir, who will be performing on the pitch ahead of kick-off.
They will take to the field at 2.55pm, 35 minutes before the first whistle, for only their second ever performance at the Liberty Stadium, the previous appearance coming ahead of the historic Ospreys V Australia clash in November 2006.
Originally formed that year in order to compete in the S4C television programme Codi Canu, theOspreys Supporters Choir continued performing once the series had finished in 2008 due to the desire of many members to keep the choir going in order to indulge their mutual love of rugby and singing!
On Saturday they will perform some familiar songs for supporters to join in, led by musical director Novella Roberts-Lewis, with their set list comprising:
The lyrics to all the songs will be included in a special songsheet in the matchday programme, which will be available for sale around the ground on Saturday, priced just £3.
Ospreys Managing Director, Roger Blyth, said that the choir will help to make Saturday’s game a memorable occasion:
“We are all looking forward to seeing and hearing the Ospreys Supporters Choir in action on Saturday. With a big crowd here and the Blackout in place, it’s all building up to be something special. The presence of the choir will add to the atmosphere ahead of kick off and should get our fans in the mood to make some noise, all adding up to a memorable occasion.”
The Ospreys Supporters Village will also be open for two hours ahead of the game, with live music from The Fevers to help fans get into the big match mood with an eclectic mix of music past and present, including covers from a wide range of acts including The Smith, The Sex Pistols, Oasis, The Batles, Simple Minds, AC/DC, Lady GaGa, Duran Duran and the Killers among others. The Village opens for business at 1.30pm, and will remain open post-match for one hour.
Weather permitting, the interactive KidsZone will be open at the same time, featuring a range of rugby themed inflatables such as try line tussle, bungee run, and passing targets, providing great fun for kids and older Ospreys alike.
The new OSC club-house in the Riverside Lounge will once again be open after the final whistle for those who enjoy a more traditional rugby post-match gathering. Ospreys players will make a post-match appearance, and fans of both teams are welcome to enjoy the cracking atmosphere.
Tickets for the game are available to buy now from the Liberty Stadium Ticket Office, online, or via the Ticket Hotline on 08700 400 004.