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Who is performing at the 2022 NRL Grand Final this weekend?

Emma Xerri

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Who is performing at the 2022 NRL Grand Final this weekend?

The 2022 NRL and NRLW Grand Final performance lineup is stacked with a diverse range of Australian artists, and will feature several performances across the NRLW Grand Final, retiring players tribute and NRL Grand Final.

The NRL game will be headlined by Australian rock legend, Jimmy Barnes, with performances from award-winning artists including Diesel, Josh Teskey, Eurovision 2022 star Sheldon Riley and hip-hop group Bliss n Eso.

Jimmy Barnes said: “Grand Final Day is a chance for us to all come together and celebrate with the best of the best.

"I can’t wait to perform with an exciting all-Australian Pre-Game Show lineup in front of a full house again.”

The NRLW Grand Final will also have its own Pre-Game Show, featuring soul & blues vocalist Mahalia Barnes, Western Sydney’s A.GIRL, and Emma Donovan, teaming up to showcase a reimagining of Russell Morris’s 'The Real Thing'.

Mahalia Barnes said: “I’m really looking forward to singing with A.GIRL and Emma Donovan at the 2022 NRLW Grand Final’s First Ever Pre-Game Show.

"It’s going to be a great afternoon filled with music and footy. Let’s hear it for the girls!”

The pre-game entertainment will also include a National Anthem performance by Alinta Chidzey, star of Moulin Rouge! The Musical.

Chidzey said: “What an honour it is to sing the National Anthem before one of the most exciting games in Australian sport.

"Just before the Grand Final game kicks off is so electrifying as it's when all the nerves and excitement are at a peak. The whole stadium comes together, united in anticipation, before it all begins.”

This dynamic group of performers has been hand-picked to reflect the diversity of the Rugby League and its supporters, and will kick off on October 2.


Featured Image Credit: NRL/Instagram

Topics: Australia, Sport, Music

Emma Xerri
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