The AFL has announced The Black Eyed Peas and Jimmy Barnes will feature in the Virgin Australia Pre-Game Show at the 2018 Toyota AFL Grand Final.
Australian rocker Jimmy Barnes will perform in the Virgin Australia pre-game show as well as being the sole performer in the Virgin Australia Premiership Party after the match.
Fans without a ticket to the Toyota AFL Grand Final can gain free entry to the MCG to enjoy Jimmy Barnes’ performance in the Virgin Australia Premiership Party starting from 7.00pm.
The Black Eyed Peas, consisting of members will.i.am, apl.de.ap and Taboo, return to Australia for the first time since 2009.
The Black Eyed Peas said in a statement: “Australia! We are honoured to be heading to Melbourne to perform at the AFL Grand Final Day. This is the biggest day in Australian sport, so we will be pulling out all the stops for this special performance. See you soon!”
Barnes added: “Looking forward to singing at one of the world’s greatest sporting events – the AFL Grand Final. It’s going to be a huge day on the ground at the MCG! It doesn’t get bigger than this – 100,000 passionate football fans and rock ‘n roll will be a great mix. Bring it on!”
The AFL is also announced Australian singer-songwriter Mahalia Barnes will perform the National Anthem on Toyota AFL Grand Final Day.
AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan said: “The Black Eyed Peas and Jimmy Barnes are the perfect entertainers for this year’s Virgin Australia Pre-Game Show on Toyota AFL Grand Final Day. Their music is synonymous with celebrations around the world – I’m sure they’ll get footy fans on their feet and excited in the lead up to the bounce.”