Magic Weekend 2022
BRING ON THE MAGIC!
Get Ready for Magic Weekend 2022!
Twelve teams. Two days. Rugby League's Biggest Festival is bigger than ever!
Welcome to our 2022 Magic Weekend page, providing you with everything you need to get Magic Ready!
Huddersfield Giants have the best record of any Super League club at Magic Weekend and in recent years have made many notable performances, including the 2019 55-2 win over Hull FC at Liverpool's Anfield Stadium. The Giants will look to overcome Salford Red Devils at the 2022 Edition after a number of memorable encounters in recent years between the two sides.
A fantastic weekend of Betfred Super League action awaits fans at St James’ Park, Newcastle and for the first time ever Magic Weekend will be played in the middle of Summer with the event taking place on 9 and 10 July. Giants Season Card holders will have access to an unbelievable 50% discount when purchased through the Giants Ticket Office. Click here to access our ticketing website to get your tickets now!
The event will be hosted by Newcastle United for the sixth time, having first been held in the North-East in 2015.
Super League has joined forces with Sky to add further support to Magic Weekend. The partnership with see the event become Magic Weekend supported by Sky Zero. This is part of Sky’s recently launched campaign to encourage sport fans to take action against the climate crisis that is affecting the sports they love.
Fans attending some of the biggest sporting events this summer, including Magic Weekend, will be asked to make small but impactful changes to make a difference.
Sky will be working with partners at four other key sports events over the coming months – The Hundred; British Grand Prix; The Open and Goodwood Festival of Speed– to help educate sports fans on the impact that climate change is already having on the world of sport. From flooded pitches to rain delays and wildfires to athletes experiencing heat-exhaustion, climate change is threatening sport as we know it.
Fans will be encouraged to take action in different ways including using public transport where possible, swapping in vegan alternatives instead of traditional meat-based match-day food, and reducing the amount of buying and throwing away by increasing the use of reusables to help eliminate single use plastics.
Sky has joined forces with the global movement Count Us In to equip sports fans with this set of impactful actions they can take in their own lives to reduce their own carbon emissions. The actions have been chosen based on their emissions impact, accessibility and influence on wider systems change. This new campaign follows the success of Sky’s Game Zero, the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea in September 2021, which, in partnership with Spurs, achieved net zero carbon emissions. This was achieved by both teams arriving at the stadium by coaches powered by green biodiesel, the stadium itself being powered by 100% renewable energy and fans rising to the occasion, with 94% more vegetarian and plant-based meals being sold.
Jonathan Licht, Managing Director, Sky Sports said: “Climate change is a pressing issue across the globe. However, it is often easy to assume the impact won’t be felt on a personal level. We hope that Sky Sports can use its platform, and work closely with its key partners, to really influence and educate fans on the effects climate change is already having on sport, so they can feel inspired and motivated to take action and look after what they love.”
Ken Davy, Super League chairman said: “Super League is delighted to be partnering with Sky Zero on their summer sports campaign. We are committed to supporting Sky’s ambition to make a significant impact that will instigate the conversation on how we can all make small lifestyle changes to help save our planet. From a reduction in the use of single-use plastic to making more conscious decisions on what we eat and how we travel.
“We are determined to work with and educate our fans to help them make conscious decisions on how we can all reduce our carbon footprint. We will be asking fans to consider how they will travel to Newcastle for Magic Weekend and what food options they make whilst they are in the city. We appreciate that everyone has a part to play in tackling the climate crisis and we are committed to encouraging more positive changes across the sport. The support of Sky Zero at Magic Weekend is a welcome addition to one of the sports flagship events.”
Tickets for Magic Weekend supported by Sky Zero are on sale now. For more information and to book visit www.superleague.co.uk/tickets For more information on this campaign, sports fans can go to skysports.com/skyzero and find out how together we can make sure there’s always a place to play.
ANDREW CUSHIN TO PERFORM AT MAGIC WEEKEND
Newcastle’s own Andrew Cushin will perform at St James’ Park, home of Newcastle United, during Betfred Super League’s Magic Weekend on 9 July.
Magic Weekend sees a full round of Betfred Super League fixtures take place over two days, 9 and 10 July - all at the iconic St James’ Park Stadium. Cushin’s set will take place during half time of the Leeds Rhinos versus Castleford Tigers match which kicks-off at 7pm on Saturday 9 July.
Cushin’s new single, ‘Runaway’ and debut EP ‘You Don’t Belong’ were released last Friday (22 April) and he has a headline tour this October, visit https://andrewcushin.com/ to find out more.
The up-and-coming Geordie songwriter has been heralded by two British icons, Noel Gallagher and Pete Doherty. So much so that Gallagher produced and played guitar on his track ‘Where’s My Family Gone’ and Doherty signed him to his own Strap Originals label whilst also taking him on tour with The Libertines
On the announcement Cushin said: “I'm ecstatic to be playing at St James’ Park, words can’t describe the feeling I’m going to have walking out on to the pitch. As a kid I’d dream of playing for my beloved Newcastle United, playing my music at St James’ Park is the next best thing.”
Betfred Super League’s head of marketing, Rob Porteous said: “It’s great to be able to confirm Andrew Cushin as part of Betfred Super League’s festival weekend.
“We’re keen to deliver a Magic Weekend packed full of entertainment and the announcement of live music on the back of confirming the Year 7 boys Champion Schools final and the return of Learning Disability Super League is a true sign this event will be as big as ever.”
Tickets are available for Magic Weekend, visit www.superleague.co.uk/tickets for more information.
Fast 5: Magic Weekend
Huddersfield Giants still hold onto the title of “Best Magic Weekend Team” in history, with a magnificent record at the event. With the 2022 event approaching (and tickets still available from giantsrl.com/tickets), we look at five of the best Huddersfield Giants performances at Magic Weekend
All our Magic Games, ranked!
With Magic Weekend returning to St James Park in 2022, its time to remind everybody that with our last win (by 55-2 by the way), we became the most successful side in the history of the event. Here are all our games ranked - and there's some absolute belters.