2012 has already been a massive year for The Temper Trap, releasing their highly popular sophomore self-titled album, and playing both national and international dates. Now it has been officially announced that they will headline the new AFL half-time show in the middle of the MCG at this year’s AFL Grand Final.
This confirms rumours that they would be playing the event, which started when Triple M’s Mick Molloy mentioned the band and joked about how the half-time performance would rival the theatrics of the Super Bowl two weeks ago.
The group will also be performing an encore performance with Paul Kelly at an unprecedented fan event named “The Premiership Party”, a free post-match fan event open to the public where the MCG will open its gates to the public at 6pm to celebrate the game.
Fans will have the chance to enjoy a free encore performance by The Temper Trap and Paul Kelly in the lead-up to a special presentation to the crowd of the 2012 AFL Premiers. The group have spoken about what an honour it is to have been chosen to play, saying: “As a band that was formed in Melbourne we know first-hand of the passion and history that is the AFL Grand Final.
“We are thrilled to have been invited to perform this year; it is a real honour. We have played some of the biggest festivals around the world, but playing live at the MCG in front of a Grand Final crowd is sure to be one of our most exciting performances yet. We are also thrilled that Paul Kelly is part of the entertainment; he is a genuine Australian and Melbourne music icon.”
The 2012 AFL Grand Final will air on Channel Seven on Saturday 29 September.