THE 2016 Rugby League season will be kick-started by popular rock band We Are The Ocean at this year’s Rugby League Rocks event that is being held at New Dock Hall, Royal Armouries, Leeds on Saturday January 30 from 7.00pm.Fresh from their recent appearance on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch programme, the Essex four-piece will embark on a European tour on January 17 taking in countries such as Germany, Holland and Switzerland before heading to Leeds to treat fans to a lively performance that should set the season up in style.We Are The Ocean, who consist of Liam Cromby (vocals), Alfie Scully (guitar), Jack Spence (bass) and Tom Whittaker (drums), released their fourth album ‘Ark’ last year – tracks ‘Ark’, ‘Holy Fire’ and ‘Good For You’ were all play listed at BBC Radio 1.Their most recent release is a cover version of London Grammar’s hit ‘Hey Now’ after amazing responses to the band’s performance of the song in Radio 1’s Live Lounge in November.“We’re delighted to be playing at the launch of Super League 2016. Rugby League has attitude and pace that few other sports can match. This season can’t come soon enough,” said Liam Cromby.First Utility Super League General Manager, Blake Solly added: “Last year’s Rugby League Rocks event was an instant hit with fans which showcased the talent within our game alongside first-class entertainment. As always, we’re going to go bigger and better in 2016.“Music and sport go hand in hand. Booking a band like We Are The Ocean really sets the bar high for our season launch. Rugby League supporters love a high energy performance – I’m confident this will deliver.“It seems like such a long time since last season ended in dramatic style. We can’t wait to get started. It promises to be another ‘stop & take notice’ year for Rugby League.”Tickets for Rugby League Rocks at New Dock Hall, Royal Armouries, Leeds cost just £10. To purchase your tickets, please visit www.rugbyleaguetickets.co.uk or call the Rugby League Ticket Hotline on 0844 856 1113.