The Barbarians will kick off Bristol Bears’ 2023/24 season with a mouth-watering exhibition match at Ashton Gate on Thursday 7 September (7.30pm KO).

With the Rugby World Cup just 24 hours away, fans can get back into rugby mode with this very special fixture featuring a host of well-known faces on both sides.

Pat Lam’s men will take on the iconic invitation side in a sensational curtain raiser for the new campaign, with live music and an international party atmosphere in BS3. 

Some of the game’s greatest-ever players have represented the Barbarians and Ashton Gate is set to host some of rugby’s biggest names when the BaaBaas come to town in September with the Rugby World Cup set to start 24 hours later.

Tickets will go on general sale via Bristol Bears at 10.00am on Friday 5 May. Please note there are no seat reservations. 

Adult tickets start from just £20 with juniors from £10. Groups of 10 or more can take advantage of ticket discounts in the South Stand or Dolman Stand wings.