Australian indie pop star Amy Shark will headline the pre-match entertainment at the NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final 2020.
The NRL today announced the multi-platinum, multi-ARIA award-winning artist would perform as part of the pre-game spectacular at ANZ Stadium on Sunday, October 25.
The singer-songwriter, who hails from the Gold Coast and just this week earned multiple ARIA nominations, embraced the bushfire-impacted communities of the South Coast when she headlined the NRL’s Festival of Footy at Bega in February.
“Amy’s career has sky-rocketed in recent years and she is undoubtedly one of Australia’s best and most successful artists. Having Amy as our pre-game entertainment is a tribute to the success of a talented Australian artist who is part of the rugby league family,” NRL Chief Executive Andrew Abdo said.
“We are always looking for opportunities to celebrate Australian talent. Amy Shark is an Australian artist with a global appeal, whose live performance will provide the perfect build-up to the biggest and most exciting game of the season.”
Amy Shark’s latest single ‘C’mon’ featuring Travis Barker will be released on October 23, two days before the NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final, and is available to pre-save now.
“The single was written about the highs and lows that come with being a musician, something our players can certainly relate to,” Mr Abdo said.
“For her to perform that single on Grand Final day will be a great tribute to all our players and fans who sacrificed so much in 2020 to get to our Grand Final.
“Grand Final Day in 2020 will be a day of celebration, unity and gratitude for all those who came together to keep the game going this year, and Amy’s performance will be an important part of that.”
Amy Shark said particularly given the nature of the year, she was thrilled to be able to perform on stage at such an event.
“It’s been a really tough year for Rugby League and live entertainment so I’m really excited to be bringing the band and crew together for this exciting pre-match performance,” she said.
“I can’t wait to celebrate the finalists on the field and bring some live music to homes across Australia.”
Grand Final day will feature the NRL Telstra Women’s Premiership Grand Final.
The pre-match entertainment will also feature the 2020 Retiring Players Tribute, a special tribute to Arthur Summons, as well as the Ken Stephen and Veronica White Medal presentation which honour the male and female player who have made the biggest contribution to their local communities this season.
Tickets for the NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final 2020 are on sale to the General Public through Ticketek and nrl.com/tickets, but are selling fast.
NRL Hospitality provides the ultimate Grand Final experiences leading into the showpiece of the Premiership season. Packages for Grand Final Day are available here.
The NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final 2020 is supported by the NSW Government, through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW.