Rugby league fans are being urged to get into good voice for their Challenge Cup Final clash - by going to a rock concert.

Bradford band Warm have organised a special gig in Edinburgh the night before the big match between Bradford Bulls and Leeds Rhinos.

The concert is on April 28 at the Attic in the Cowgate, Edinburgh, just hours before the big game. The final is usually held at Wembley but has been switched this year to Murrayfield, where Scotland rugby union internationals are usually staged.

The decision to move the game was made because of the imminent redevelopment of Wembley, although in the event, work on the London stadium has been delayed and the final could still have been played at its traditional venue.

Tickets to see Warm in Edinburgh are £3 and the band have also arranged free entry into the ARK nightclub in Edinburgh for people who buy tickets to the Attic.

Guitarist Craig Hamilton said: "It will be like Bradford moving to Scotland for the weekend. It should be a great night.

"There are so many coach trips of people from Bradford going up there the night before that what we decided to do was hire a venue up there and put together a gig."

Craig said the band were looking forward to cheering on the Bulls against the Rhinos. "We're all going to make a weekend away of it and hopefully we'll be getting tickets to the final as well," he said.

Warm are the first band to sign to the new Bradford-based label Skylark Records, which has just released their debut single featuring the tracks Word I Say and New Man.

The label is part of Brendan Larkin's Skylark group, which is also the Bulls' shirt sponsors.

The band also featured in a high-profile BBC television documentary last month which told the story of the successful fight against heroin waged by Craig's brother Jamie, who is also a guitarist in the group.

For more information about the band, visit their website at

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