An all-Aussie line up of entertainment is set to bring the stadium down at this year’s AFL grand final.
The AFL today unveiled it’s pre-game and half-time show acts, which includes popular Brisbane-based band Sheppard.
Fresh from performing on the runway at the Gold Coast Airport for local radio station 1029 Hot Tomato, the pop sensations will perform under lights at The Gabba on October 24.
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Australian band DMA’S, local indie band Cub Sport and Wolfmother’s lead vocalist and guitarist Andrew Stockdale have also been locked in, alongside Electric Fields featuring Thelma Plum and Busby Marou.
The acclaimed Queensland Symphony Orchestra will also take to the stage, while a special welcome to country will be performed by Brisbane group Tribal Experiences, from Yuggera-Toorabul Country.
It comes after the AFL previously announced Mike Brady will perform his iconic song Up There Cazaly from the MCG, in a special performance accompanied by Queensland’s orchestra live at the Gabba.
The national anthem will be sung by local Tim McCallum.
Creative Director and Producer of the entertainment showcase, Thea Jeanes-Cochrane, said this year’s grand final entertainment will feature the best of Australian and local artists.
“Working closely with the AFL, we have completely reimagined the Grand Final entertainment this year creating multiple “firsts”, such as featuring an orchestra and creating both a pre-game and half time show for stadium and broadcast audiences across Australia and the globe,” Ms Jeanes-Cochrane said.
“The historic night-time setting at the Gabba also allows us to showcase our state of the art production values.”
The AFL Grand Final will be played on Saturday October 24 at the Gabba.