A Canadian, a Brit and an American will headline this year’s AFL Grand Final entertainment.
Bryan Adams (Summer of ’69), Ellie Goulding (Burn) and Chris Isaak (Wicked Games) have been confirmed as the performers of the Virgin Australia Pre-Game Show at the MCG’s stage pre-match game.
Adams and Goulding will also play at the Virgin Australia Premiership Party, in a free concert for fans after the Grand Final.
In a press release AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan said he and his family were thrilled at the entertainment choices.
“I spoke to my daughters. They chose Ellie Goulding,” McLachlan said.
“Bryan Adams’ Summer of 69 is a personal favourite.
“They’re both big international artists. They cater for a broad audience that is the Grand Final audience and we’re lucky to have them. It’ll be a great day.”
“Australian music fans are amazing and being at the AFL Grand Final with sports fans will be an event to remember,” Bryan Adams said.
“I love coming to Australia and am excited to be able to be a small part in one of Australia’s greatest days in sport,” Ellie Goulding said.
“The AFL Grand Final is the pinnacle for fans and players alike and as such the calibre of the international acts performing equates to the stature of the event,” McLachlan said.