The Goanna supergroup will join Katie Noonan, The Temper Trap, Budjerah, Ngaiire, Mike Brady, G Flip and Robbie Williams in providing the musical entertainment for the big game.
The AFL has announced the full entertainment lineup for the 2022 Grand Final festivities.
The announcement revealed that Australian rock legends Goanna will lead a performance by a supergroup of First Nations artists. Goanna will be joined by Christine Anu, Emma Donovan, Tasman Keith and William Barton for a performance at half-time of the Grand Final on Saturday 24 September at the MCG.
The Goanna super group will join Katie Noonan, The Temper Trap, Budjerah, Ngaiire, Mike Brady, G Flip and Robbie Williams in providing the musical entertainment for the event and its surrounding activities.
G Flip's inclusion on the lineup was revealed last week, with the artist revealing that performing at the AFL Grand Final was a lifelong dream.
"Performing at the AFL Grand Final is literally a dream of mine. It will be one of the biggest highlights of my life. I’ve grown up going to games since I was little. I’m an MCC member and have followed Collingwood since I was born. I even have a 'GO PIES!' tattoo on me. I am beyond excited.”
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AFL Executive General Manager Customer and Commercial Kylie Rogers is enthused by the lineup for this year's Grand Final.
"This year's Telstra Pre-Match and Half-Time Entertainment is shaping up to be one of the greatest Grand Final music spectacles of all time," "We know how brilliant our Australian music talent is, so we're delighted to welcome Goanna, Christine, Emma, Tasman, Will and a host of home-grown stars to the MCG as we celebrate the end of the 2022 Toyota AFL Premiership Season and award this year's premiers."
The local contingent joins international superstar Robbie Williams who will headline the event.
The English singer will feature in the pre-game entertainment, noting, "I am so excited to be performing for you, on the hallowed turf of the MCG.” Williams also stated that he would be joined by a “cast of local Australian talent”, handpicking some local musos to play in his band during the performance. The singer allegedly rebuffed an offer of $1 million to perform three songs at the 2014 AFL Grand Final, with reports citing his busy schedule as the reason a deal couldn’t be struck.
Let me entertain you! @robbiewilliams is officially headlining the @Telstra Pre Game Entertainment at the 2022 @Toyota_Aus AFL Grand Final!— AFL (@AFL) July 1, 2022
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The AFL is yet to announce the full details of the accompanying 'festival of footy' events, with previous years having featured free concerts by acts present on the lineup for the big day, fans who can't make it on the day may want to keep their eyes peeled for those announcements.