Pre-match entertainment for the NRL Grand Final has been revealed, and the lineup includes plenty of local talent.
The pre-match entertainment for the NRL Grand Final has been revealed and the squad includes plenty of local Queensland talent.
The Penrith Panthers will face the South Sydney Rabbitohs on Sunday night, and the season finale will take place at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane for the first time.
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Australian singer-songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke will sing the national anthem before kick-off, and will lead pre-match entertainment alongside Cold Chisel Foundation member Ian Moss.
They will be joined by world-class DJs The Stafford Brothers, live instrumentalist Timmy Trumpet, world-renowned didgeridoo player William Barton and a 40-piece orchestra.
“Performing in the 2015 Grand Final with Cold Chisel was one of the professional moments we all look forward to playing, so asking you to be back in the 2021 Telstra Premiership Grand Final at Suncorp Stadium here in beautiful Sunshine State is an honor,” Moss said.
Sharing the stage with the extremely talented Kate Miller-Heidke and William Barton is an added bonus and a real gift. I can’t wait.
Miller-Heidke represented Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2019, performing her song “Zero Gravity”.
NRL CEO Andrew Abdu said: “This is a historic week for Queensland rugby as we will be lighting up some of Brisbane’s most famous landmarks with iconic images from our season.
“This is also an opportunity to thank the fans and the people of Queensland for hosting us in 2021.
“The Grand Final is more than just a match, it’s a week-long celebration for the clubs, the players and most importantly the fans.
“This week is also an opportunity for us to provide a boost to the local economy. Visitors from all over Queensland will be in Brisbane for the Grand Final. The first allocation of tickets has been sold out and the last 7,000 tickets will be issued on Monday.”
Queensland Premier Anastasia Balachchuk said: “I’ve always said that Queensland deserved a big final.
“We are delighted that our robust health response has made this possible. Major sporting events are pumping millions of dollars into Queensland businesses, supporting local jobs and helping rebuild our economy.
“With the Magic Round we have seen the powerful benefits such events can provide to tourism and hospitality companies. The NRL Final is a dream come true for football fans across the state. I encourage all Queenslanders to make the most of having the Grand Final held here in the heart of Rugby League.” .
The NRL Grand Final will begin at 6.30pm local time (7.30pm AEST), with pre-match entertainment scheduled to begin one hour before kick-off.