Dan Sultan Part Of AFL's Indigenous Band

15 May 2012 | 2:19 pm | Scott Fitzsimons

Sults will perform Goanna's Solid Rock alongside the band's Shane Howard in a pre-game concert.

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Dan Sultan has been named alongside Goanna's Shane Howard, Amy Saunders and others as part of the AFL-assembled band that will kick off the football league's Indigenous Round this weekend.

As part of the league's ongoing Live At The G series of pre-match concerts, Howard and his band will perform Goanna's iconic Solid Rock at the MCG Saturday 19 May. Sultan, Saunders, Emma Donovan, William Barton, Bart Willoughby and Tijmba Possum Burns will join him for the performance. The track will be the soundtrack to the Indigenous Round campaign.

“It's great to be a part of Dreamtime at the G once again," said Dan Sultan. "My heritage and my footy are both very important to me, it's a great night.”

The annual Australian Rules game is held between Essendon Bombers and Richmond Tigers.

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Solid Rock is one of the most iconic and popular Australian songs that promotes the spirit of reconciliation, the
underpinning philosophy of Dreamtime at the 'G," added Andrew Catterall, AFL's General Manager Of Strategy And Marketing. "The AFL is proud that this new version of Solid Rock is the soundtrack for this year's AFL Indigenous Round, which is a key part of our Australia's game campaign."

The prematch entertainment will also feature a contemporary ceremony which pays homage to traditional customs and rituals.

Howard commented today, “It's a great honour for me to be singing Solid Rock... It's always such a special evening. I'm a Tigers man, so it's even more special for me. When Solid Rock was released 30 years ago, I couldn't have even imagined an event like this.

“It's a great night for all of us, as Australians, black and white, to come together and celebrate as one, the game we all love and call our own. Australian football.”