AFL Grand Final pre-match entertainment line-up confirmed

Australian artists have been overlooked for this year’s AFL Grand Final, with the entertainment line-up featuring all international acts.

Headlining is Summer of 69 rocker Bryan Adams who will take to the stage alongside American Chris Isaak and British singer Ellie Goulding.

AFL’s chief executive, Gillon McLachlan told the ABC that the line-up ensures fans of all ages will enjoy the show.


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‘The grand final attracts football fans across many generations, some of whom come with their families, others of whom come with their friends,’ he said.

‘So with that in mind I can confidently say this year’s artists will ensure there’s something for everyone.’

There has been some backlash on social media following the announcement, with many not happy the AFL haven’t supported Aussie acts.

A Change.org petition calling for the AFL to choose homegrown bands for their pre-match show already has over 1200 supporters.

The petition reads: “Bands such as Pond, King Gizzard and Lizard Wizard and Bad Dreems have been independently touring the world honing their craft and captivating fans across the globe. THESE are the perfect Australian bands to fire up the ‘G’ before 2015 Granny.”

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