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Special event: Premier League darts at SSE Arena Belfast, April 20

Phil 'The Power' Taylor will play two matches during the Premier League darts event at SSE Arena Belfast next week
Phil 'The Power' Taylor will play two matches during the Premier League darts event at SSE Arena Belfast next week

THE world's top darts stars will assemble in Belfast next week as the Premier League returns to SSE Arena.

Current World Champion and reigning Premier League winner (for the second year running) Michael van Gerwen from Holland is among those competing for the prestigious title, in the league which sees 10 stars battling it out over four months in arenas across Britain, Ireland and the Netherlands.

Fans in Belfast will get two chances to see retiring legend Phil 'The Power' Taylor when the six-time Premier League champion – also a 16-time World Champion – takes on both two-time World Champion Gary Anderson and five-time TV finalist Dave Chisnall.

Another huge contest at the SSE will see Michael van Gerwen out to avenge his only defeat so far this season when he takes on Dutch rival Raymond van Barneveld, who will be celebrating his 50th birthday in Belfast.

Other matches will include newly crowned UK Open champion Peter Wright against 2009 Premier League winner James Wade, while Chisnall doubles up against Adrian Lewis, who hit a nine-darter in last year's visit to Belfast.

:: Televised live by Sky Sports, tickets for the 2017 Betway Premier League at SSE Arena in Belfast are on sale via SSE Arena box office on 028 9073 9074 or via Ticketmaster.ie