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The Black Eyed Peas & Jimmy Barnes To Perform At 2018 AFL Grand Final

Written by Emmy Mack on September 14, 2018

The AFL has announced its entertainment lineup for 2018, unveiling the bizarre combo of Jimmy Barnes and The Black Eyed Peas.

The unlikely pair will perform (separately of course) in front of 100,000 footy fans at the MCG before the first bounce at this year’s big decider on Saturday, 29th September, with Barnesy also taking to the stage with his old mate Diesel post-match for the free Premiership party from 7pm.

“I’m looking forward to singing at one of the world’s greatest sporting events,” Barnesy says.

“It’s going to be a huge day on the ground at the MCG. It doesn’t get bigger than this, 100,000 passionate football fans and rock ‘n roll will be a great mix.”

But that rock n’ roll will also be mixed with noughties hip-hop courtesy of Will.I.Am & co, whose performance at the ‘G will mark their first gig on Aussie soil in a decade.

“We are honoured to be heading to Melbourne to perform at the AFL Grand Final day,” The Black Eyed Peas say in a statement.

“This is the biggest day in Australian sport, so we will be pulling out all the stops for this special performance.”

One of those stops will sadly not include Fergie, who exited the group last year.

In contrast to the AFL, the NRL has booked Aussie band Gang Of Youths to headline their 2018 Grand Final proceedings.

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