NRL Grand Final Entertainment Revealed
ith the NRL Grand Final fast approaching, the NRL has confirmed the entertainment line-up for the event on Sunday at Suncorp Stadium.
The pre-game entertainment will be led by Queensland artist Kate Miller-Heidke singing the national anthem, with Miller-Heidke leading the entertainment with Cold Chisel’s Ian Moss, along with The Stafford Brothers, Timmy Trumpet, William Barton, and a 40-piece orchestra.
In the lead up to the Grand Final, key Brisbane locations including Brisbane City Hall, King George Tower, and the Hilton, will feature images from the 2021 season, tributes to both Penrith and South Sydney, fans, and the Queensland community.
The lead up also features King George Square being renamed King Wally Square temporarily in recognition of Queensland rugby league Immortal, Wally Lewis.
The activations across Brisbane in the week leading up to the NRL Grand Final were planned as a way to thank Queensland for supporting the 2021 season after 13 teams relocated to Queensland in July due to COVID-19, according to NRL CEO, Andrew Abdo.
“This is an historic week for rugby league in Queensland as we will light up some of Brisbane’s best known landmarks with iconic images from our season,” Abdo said.
“This is also an opportunity to say thank you to fans and Queenslander for hosting us in 2021.
“The grand final is more than game day, it’s a week-long celebration of clubs, players, and most importantly fans.
“This week is also an opportunity for us to provide a boost for the local economy.
“Visitors from across Queensland will be in Brisbane for the grand final.
“The first allocation of tickets have sold out and the final 7,000 tickets will be released on Monday,” he said.
Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, said: “I have long said Queensland deserves a grand final.”
“We’re happy that our strong health response has made this possible.
“Major sporting events inject millions of dollars into Queensland businesses, supporting local jobs and helping to rebuild our economy.
“We’ve seen with Magic Round the strong benefits events like this can deliver for tourism and hospitality businesses.
“An NRL grand final is a dream come true for footy fans across the state.
“I encourage all Queenslanders to make the most of having the grand final here in rugby league heartland,” Palaszczuk said.