2020 AFL Grand Final Entertainment Revealed
he AFL has announced their All-Australian line-up for the 2020 Toyota AFL Grand Final at the Gabba in Brisbane on Saturday October 24.
Headlined by Australian band, DMA’S the Grand Final will feature Brisbane’s Sheppard, indie band Cub Sport, Busby Marou, Thelma Plum, and Electric Fields, aiming to embody quintessential Queensland.
Adelaide raised Jimmy Barnes even joked that “if Port Adelaide get in” he would “sing for nothing.”
Wolfmother’s lead vocalist and guitarist Andrew Stockade will also be performing, along with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, with musical director Chong Lim supervising, and Brisbane group Tribal Experiences, from Yuggera-Toorabul Country, will also give a welcome to country.
The national anthem will be sung by Brisbane’s own Tim McCallum, with Mike Brady set to perform his song, Up There Cazaly, from the MCG, accompanied by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra from the Gabba.
AFL general manager of commercial, Kylie Rogers, said: “on the back of an All-Australian line-up at last year’s Grand Final, we know there is incredible support to bring together local talent again this year.”
“We have some of the best of Australia’s musical talent performing, with a unique sound and collection of voices – from the Torres Strait down to the south-coast – we’re proud to be delivering another All-Australian billing for the 2020 Toyota AFL Grand Final.
“The half-time performance will give our fans an incredible new experience, with Brisbane’s own Sheppard to perform under lights during the main break,” Rodgers said.
Grand Final creative director, Thea Jeanes-Cochrane, said: “the 2020 Grand Final will feature the best of Australian and local artists, being a unique and historic year for the AFL and for Queensland.”
“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.
“The historic night-time setting at the Gabba allows the Cochrane Entertainment team to showcase state of the art production values,” she said.
Mushroom chairman, Michael Gudinski, said: “it’s been a long time coming to have a night Grand Final – a great achievement for the Queensland Government, Commission chairman, Richard Goyder, and chief executive, Gillon McLachlan.”
“This year really showcases an incredible variety of different styles of music.
“This will take the entertainment to new heights in the future and I look forward to it continuing when it comes back to the hallowed turf at the MCG,” Gudinski said.