Ed Sheeran, Tom Jones, Olivia Newton-John To Play AFL Grand Final
Ed Sheeran, Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Ed Sheeran, Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Ed Sheeran, Tom Jones, Olivia Newton-John To Play AFL Grand Final

by Paul Cashmere on September 1, 2014

in Live,News

Ed Sheeran, Tom Jones and Olivia Newton-John together with Mike Brady will perform at this year’s AFL Grand Final in Melbourne.

The AFL has confirmed the 2014 line-up with Sheeran heading back to Australia for the second time this year and his fifth Australian visit.

“Having spent some time in Australia recently I know just how popular the game is and how big an event this will be,” Sheeran said in a statement. “It wasn’t a hard decision to agree to perform on such a big stage for the biggest sport in Australia. I’m excited to play in front of so many people with someone as iconic as Sir Tom and I’m also really looking forward to seeing what will be an amazing game.”

Tom Jones said, “I understand there will be over 100,000 people in the stadium for the Grand Final which makes this spectacular sporting event something I’m really looking forward to. I also know that Australian football has really passionate fans so it’ll be great to be a part of the atmosphere and excitement on the day.”

Olivia Newton-John will perform the National Anthem while Mike Brady will perform his footy anthem ‘Up There Cazaly’.

The entertainment event was put together by Frontier Touring’s Michael Gudinski. “We have managed to secure not one, but two International artists this year, both with a string of hits – it’s a great combination of music for all generations.

“Sir Tom Jones has been entertaining audiences since the early sixties, with 17 number one singles to his name, more than 100 million albums sales and countless sold-out tours. He is a true music icon.

“Ed Sheeran, in comparison, is a newcomer but he’s making big waves in the music business, with two number one albums already under his belt in just three years. He is one of the brightest stars on the music scene at the moment.”

The AFL Grand Final will be held on Saturday, September 27 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

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