Australian indie pop sensation Amy Shark has been announced as the headline act for this year’s NRL grand final.
The local Gold Coaster, who just this week earned multiple ARIA nominations, will bring the stadium down as part of the pre-game spectacular in Sydney on Sunday, October 25.
NRL Chief Executive Andrew Abdo said he couldn’t think of a better Aussie performer to take to the stage for the 2020 event.
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“Amy’s career has sky-rocketed in recent years and she is now one of Australia’s most popular artists,” Mr Abdo said.
“Having Amy as our pre-game entertainment is a tribute to the success of a talented Australian artist who is also part of the rugby league family.
“Grand Finals Day in 2020 will be a day of celebration, unity and saying thank you for all those who came together to keep the game going this year and Amy’s performance will be an important part of that.”
Meanwhile, Amy Shark said given the nature of the year, she was thrilled to be able to perform.
“It’s been a really tough year for Rugby League and live entertainment so I’m really excited to be bringing the band and crew together for this exciting pre-match performance,” she said.
“I can’t wait to celebrate the finalists on the field and bring some live music to homes across Australia.”
The NRL grand final will kick off at ANZ Stadium on Sunday, October 25.