Top left image by James Hickey. Top right image via The Daily Telegraph //
You do have to wonder if serial footy grand final performer, Jimmy Barnes, was even remotely shocked to get a call from the AFL this year. The man is as solid as can be when it comes to performing prior to a sporting event. Sure, he’s not going to be blowing anyones mind with a superbowl-level display of entertainment, but we can guarantee you’ll be getting a serving of Aussie rock just as it’s meant to be – sweaty and shouty.
Interestingly, the AFL have also included American hip-hop/pop group The Black Eyed Peas, who have just re-emerged as a Fergie-less outfit with some new tunes in their signature style of easy-listening, political, rap (though no one has really seemed to notice). It’s a weird mix, but who’s to say it won’t work… Find out for yourself on September 29th when it all goes down.