It’s been one of the burning questions of the local music world for weeks now, but with only days to go until the delayed AFL Grand Final of 2020, the details of its all-important music lineup have now been unveiled.
Revealed today, the first-ever AFL Grand Final played outside of Victoria is set to take place on Saturday, October 24th at Brisbane’s the Gabba, with the likes of DMA’S, Cub Sport, and Wolfmother’s Andrew Stockdale performing on the day.
With performances split across the pre-game and half-time slots in order to “maximise the new entertainment format in the historic decider”, the event will also feature appearances from Electric Fields featuring Thelma Plum and Busby Marou, and Sheppard who are set to play during half-time.
Meanwhile, Mike Brady will also perform his ubiquitous football song “Up There Cazaly” from the MCG on the day, with the footage set to be broadcast at the Gabba later.
“On the back of an All-Australian line-up at last year’s Grand Final we know there is incredible support to bring together local talent again this year,” explained the AFL’s general manager of commercial, Kylie Rogers.
“We have some of the best of Australia’s musical talent performing, with a unique sound and collection of voices –from the Torres Strait down to the south-coast – we’re proud to be delivering another All-Australian billing for the 2020 Toyota AFL Grand Final.”
Speculation about the musical lineup for the Grand Final began to really fire up back in early September, when the somewhat active Powderfinger were tipped as a hot favourite to play the game. The group eventually revealed they had indeed been approached in hopes of securing an appearance, but ultimately rejected the offer.
In a post made on social media, the band named a number of other Brisbane outfits who could perform in their placer, including the likes of Amy Shark, Ball Park Music, Dune Rats, The Chats, Nat Dunn, Violent Soho, and Waax. Three of the group’s suggestions – Cub Sport, Busby Marou, and Thelma Plum – ultimately made the final list for the big game.