The AFL have drafted local indie band the Temper Trap to headline the halftime entertainment show at this year's grand final.
The band will also take part in a free post-grand final concert titled “The Premiership Party”, which will feature a performance by Australian icon Paul Kelly. This post-match fan event will be open to the public from 6pm, September 29.
Meanwhile, You Am I frontman Tim Rogers will perform as part of the pre-match program.
“After selling millions of singles and albums and touring the world, I’m delighted The Temper Trap are coming home to play on the AFL’s biggest stage. It’s only fitting we finish the season on a high and you can’t get a bigger Australian band right now than The Temper Trap, nor a more quintessentially Australian artist than Paul Kelly,” AFL Chief Executive Officer Andrew Demetriou said.
“Our fans have been telling us that they want more Australian music at the footy and we’ve acted on that by showcasing the best home grown talent all season.”
To be honest, we're still recovering from last year's trainwreck that was Meatloaf, who's shoddy performance apparently set the AFL back $500,000. Ouch.