Internationally renowned Australian band The Temper Trap will headline a fully revamped AFL grand final day which will also see fans party on the MCG following the game for the first time.
Aussie music legends Paul Kelly and Tim Rogers will perform as part of a line-up the AFL hopes will be a vast improvement on last year’s debacle involving American rocker Meat Loaf.
After the season’s biggest game, the MCG will be opened for a free on-the-ground concert, which will be open to everyone, not just those able to buy a ticket to the game.
The premiership team will be presented to the crowd as part of the concert, another change from previous years when the premiers have been presented at AAMI Park or Federation Square.
The Temper Trap will play during the half-time break. That performance will take place on a stage in the middle of the MCG, rather than on the platform on the bottom deck of the Southern Stand where Meat Loaf strutted his stuff.
Kelly and Rogers will be part of the pre-game entertainment.
West Coast Eagles premiership player Dean Kemp will present the Norm Smith Medal, Malcolm Blight will award the Coleman Medal and Tony Jewell will present the Jock McHale Medal at the grand final day celebrations.