AFL Chief Executive Officer Gillon McLachlan announced live on the league’s Twitter account two recording artists that will feature as part of the 2016 Toyota AFL Grand Final entertainment at the MCG on Saturday, October 1.

The Virgin Australia Pre-Game Show at the 2016 Toyota AFL Grand Final will see Vance Joy and The Living End perform, providing home-grown acts that will entertain generations. Both Vance Joy and The Living End will perform in a FREE concert straight after the Toyota AFL Grand Final at the Virgin Australia Premiership Party on the hallowed turf of the MCG.

In an AFL first, McLachlan participated in a Twitter Blue Room, a live Q&A session with fans, before answering a tweet from Virgin Australia asking about the 2016 Grand Final entertainment line-up. McLachlan was joined in the Twitter Blue Room for the announcement by Vance Joy, with The Living End tweeting their excitement with a video live from Portland, Oregon USA.

While 100,000 fans will witness the Virgin Australia Pre-Game Show live before the match, those fans without Grand Final tickets will have the chance to enjoy an encore performance for FREE at the MCG immediately following the Toyota AFL Grand Final.

AFL Chief Executive Officer Gillon McLachlan said announcing two home-grown performers was a great way to lead into the Toyota AFL Finals Series.

The Virgin Australia Premiership Party, first introduced in 2012 as an unprecedented fan event sees the MCG open its gates to the public following the conclusion of the Toyota AFL Grand Final.

Fans will be able to gain FREE access to the MCG from 6pm on Saturday October 1 via Gates 5, 6 and 7 to watch the Virgin Australia Premiership Party – with performances by Vance Joy and The Living End – and the presentation of the 2016 AFL Premiers.

Further announcements, including the identity of the Australian national anthem singer, will be released in the coming weeks in the lead up to the 2016 Toyota AFL Grand Final.

Half-time of the 2016 Toyota AFL Grand Final will again be devoted to the best NAB AFL Auskickers in the country, along with the running of the 13CABS Grand Final Sprint.

This year’s Toyota AFL Grand Final will once again see an array of activities throughout the day involving various members of the Australian football community, including former AFL legends and retiring players along with a host of other football identities. The Foxtel Footy Festival will run from the Wednesday of Toyota AFL Grand Final Week until Grand Final Day in Yarra Park outside the MCG.

Vance Joy &
The Living End

2016 Toyota AFL Grand Final Entertainment

Sat 1 Oct
PRE-GAME      

Melbourne Cricket Ground
Virgin Australia Pre-Game Show
w/ Vance Joy &
The Living End

POST GAME
Melbourne Cricket Ground
(FREE ENTRY)

Virgin Australia Premiership Party
FREE access from 6.00pmvia Gates 5, 6 & 7
w/ Vance Joy &
The Living End
and
2016 AFL Premiers presentation

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