AFL announce grand final entertainment

The AFL have announced their pre-game and half-time entertainment for the 2021 grand final.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic causing havoc in the eastern states, the season finale between the Western Bulldogs and Melbourne Demons will be held on September 25 at Optus Stadium in Perth instead of the traditional home of AFL, the MCG.

As a result the entertainment acts chosen by the AFL will showcase a number of Western Australian performers including John Butler, Eskimo Joe, Abbe May, Stella Donnelly, Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse, and sisters Donna Simpson and Vikki Thorn from Aussie group The Waifs.

Amy Manford, Kav Temperly, Abbe May, Ian Kenny, Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse pose for a photograph during the AFL Grand Final entertainment announcement

In addition to these acts, Men at Work's lead singer Colin Hay will perform pre-game with Young Australian of the Year, Danzal Baker - also known as Baker Boy.

The much-anticipated half-time show will star Birds of Tokyo alongside the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and iconic AFL grand final mainstay Mike Brady will do a special performance remotely from Melbourne.

"After the success of a local all-Australian line-up at last year's Grand Final in Queensland, we know there is incredible support to bring together home-grown talent again this year," AFL Executive General Manager Customer and Commercial Kylie Rogers said.

"This year's line-up features artists spanning across multiple generations, so we're confident there will be something for everyone to enjoy."

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