All Australian: AFL Grand Final entertainment locked in

Paul Kelly. Photo: Getty
Paul Kelly. Photo: Getty

THE AFL has locked in an all-Australian line-up for its Grand Final entertainment.

Paul Kelly, arguably Australia’s greatest and songwriter, will perform for fans ahead of the first bounce on September 28.

His legacy embodies Australian culture and he continues to influence up and coming generations of songwriters.

He will be joined on the bill by Dean Lewis, who is set to make his MCG debut.

Returning from a sell-out run of European shows and festivals and riding high off his multi-platinum and global smash hits Be Alright, Dean is also set to get the post-game party started, performing at the free Premiership Party.

And, currently in her fifth consecutive week dominating the #1 spot on the ARIA Singles Chart with Dance Monkey, Tones and I is also set to light up the stage.

Originally from Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula, Tones and I has taken the Australian music industry by storm.

Following the release of her debut Platinum single, Johnny Run Away, Tones and I blasted onto the music scene with her follow-up single, Dance Monkey.

AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan said it was exciting to have a host of the country’s best homegrown musical talents take part in the biggest day on the Australian Football calendar.

“The Australian music industry is as diverse and as strong as it has ever been, so to be able to have all these talented artists be a part of Grand Final day is fantastic,” Mr McLachlan said.

“Australian performers who have broken through on the global stage mixed with award winning artists and some of our most well-loved and well-known songs will be sure to make the 2019 Toyota AFL Grand Final a memorable one.”