The 2023 Vitality Blast competition is set to start in spectacular style with a new double-header at Edgbaston Stadium on Saturday 20 May.

The first ever Vitality Blast Off, which will launch next summer’s T20 competition, will see four teams compete in two matches as part of an action-packed day of T20 cricket.

Birmingham Bears will host Yorkshire Vikings and Derbyshire Falcons face Lancashire Lightning, with a host of international stars set to be in action. And fans will also enjoy live music and entertainment throughout the day.

With next summer’s Vitality Blast Finals Day already sold out, fans are being given another opportunity to enjoy Edgbaston’s famed atmosphere with tickets, which include both matches, starting from £25. While Members and Season Pass holders will be able to claim a free ticket in advance.

Fans can now register to get priority access to the best tickets at the best prices at, before any remaining tickets go on general sale from Wednesday 7 December.

Bears all-rounder and England ICC’s Men’s T20 World Cup winner, Moeen Ali said: “There is nothing quite like the buzz of Edgbaston when it is packed full of fans. I know that the players feed off that and everyone will want to put on a show.

“I’m looking forward to pulling on a Bears shirt again this summer and Blast Off is a great way to get the Vitality Blast started. I am sure all the fans will enjoy an unforgettable day with big name players and live entertainment off-the-field.”

Alex Perkins, Sales & Marketing Director added: “We’ve seen the popularity of Finals Day that continues to sell out well in advance with many fans eager to come back year-after-year.

“With such huge demand, Blast Off will now give fans an option to enjoy that famous atmosphere and entertainment at the start of the competition, offering fans across the country another Major Match at Edgbaston.”

The double-header, which will be the only Vitality Blast matches to be scheduled on the opening day, are also set to be televised by Sky Sports as the four North Group counties battle it out for the first points of the season.

All Bears fixtures for 2023 will be announced next Wednesday, 30 November, which will include Vitality Blast, LV= Insurance County Championship and One-Day Cup, plus Central Sparks matches in the Charlotte Edwards Cup and Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Trophy.

Priority Windows

Members and Season Pass holders at both the Bears and Derbyshire will have access to claim their ticket, and purchase any additional tickets, from 10am on Thursday 24 November.

Members will be sent details on how to do this via email from their county. For more info, read our FAQs.

Priority Club Members and those who entered the Ballot for 2023 will have priority access from Monday 28 November, before fans who register will get access to buy tickets at the best prices from Tuesday 29 November.

If you have any questions about Blast Off, please read our FAQs or email

Premium tickets on our new Seat Unique Terrace, offering premium seating with some of the best views, are on sale now via the Seat Unique website.


Hospitality for Blast Off is on sale now. Whether you are hosting clients or celebrating with family and friends, Edgbaston offers award-winning packages for all occasions.

From informal hospitality lounges with a two-course meal and a cash bar to a fully-inclusive box for up to 24 people, there is a package for all. Prices starts from £105 + VAT with an opportunity to take in all the action from the best seats in house.

Find out more info and enquire about a hospitality package here.

Four Teams. Two Matches. Blast Off is back!

Vitality Blast Off is back and the Bears will launch their home T20 campaign with a huge men’s double-header featuring two big Midlands rivalry games.

Taking place on Saturday 1 June, Derbyshire Falcons host Leicestershire Foxes (2.30pm) before the Bears take on Notts Outlaws (6.30pm). Buy tickets in advance and save.

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