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Grand Final entertainment revealed: Australian music stars to light up the MCG

Singer-songwriter Dean Lewis, music icon Paul Kelly, and pop sensation Tones and I will all feature in the Grand Final entertainment - AFL,Grand Final
Singer-songwriter Dean Lewis, music icon Paul Kelly, and pop sensation Tones and I will all feature in the Grand Final entertainment

AUSTRALIAN music icon Paul Kelly will headline the Virgin Australia Pre-Game Show at the 2019 AFL Grand Final.

He will be supported by Dean Lewis and Tones and I, in line-up with a very local feel.

Kelly previously performed at the 2012 Grand Final alongside Tim Rogers and the Temper Trap.

 

Lewis, who reached number one on the ARIA charts in 2018 with his song Be Alright, will also perform at the post-match show, which is free to everyone regardless if they hold a Grand Final ticket.

Tones and I currently has the No.1 song on the ARIA charts in Dance Monkey.

Below: 2019 Australian pop sensation Tones and I. Picture: Facebook

Rounding out the entertainment, country music legend John Williamson AM will perform Waltzing Matilda, while September favourite Mike Brady AM will once again lead the crowd in Up the Cazaly, 40 years after the song was first released.

Another Australian musician, Conrad Sewell, has the daunting task of performing the national anthem.

Pop star Conrad Sewell will perform the national anthem. Picture: Facebook

"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," AFL CEO Gillon 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." 

There won't be an act at half-time, with the main break devoted to a game between the 22 NAB AFL Auskicker of the Year nominees.