Paul Kelly headlines this year's AFL Grand Final entertainment.
Move over Meatloaf, Ed Sheeran and The Killers; this year's AFL Grand Final music line-up is an All-Australian affair headlined by everyone's favourite Aussie singer-songwriter, Paul Kelly (not to be mistaken for the former Sydney Swans captain of the '90s, Paul Kelly).
The 'How To Make Gravy' performer will entertain the massive crowd before the first bounce at the 'last Saturday in September' footy classic staged at the MCG in Melbourne.
#1 ARIA charting and billion-plus streaming artist Dean Lewis is set to make his MCG debut; he'll play the post-game party, performing at the free Premiership Party following the Grand Final.
Currently in her fifth consecutive week dominating the #1 spot on the ARIA Singles Chart with 'Dance Monkey', Tones and I is set to light up the stage as well. Originally from Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula, Tones and I's debut album 'The Kids Are Coming' was released last Friday.
AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan said it was exciting to have a host of the country’s best home-grown musical talents take part in the biggest day on the Australian Football calendar. “The Australian music industry is as diverse and as strong as it has ever been, so to be able to have all these talented artists be a part of Grand Final day is fantastic,” Mr McLachlan says.
“Australian performers who have broken through on the global stage mixed with award-winning artists and some of our most well-loved and well-known songs will be sure to make the 2019 Toyota AFL Grand Final a memorable one.”
Music segment producer Michael Gudinski says: “People have been asking for an All-Australian line-up and I believe it is great that we have such diverse artists that cover a very wide audience.”
Australian country musician and multi award-winning singer-songwriter, John Williamson AM will perform his iconic rendition of Waltzing Matilda. While football favourite, Mike Brady AM will perform his ever-popular anthem, 'Up There Cazaly'.
Australian national anthem honours will be carried out by Brisbane-born vocalist and ARIA Award-winning artist Conrad Sewell, rounding out a stellar All-Australian entertainment line-up.
The 2019 AFL Grand Final takes place at the MCG (Melbourne) Saturday 28 September.