Hunters And Collectors to play at the MCG on AFL Grand final day

Two versions of a Hunters and Collectors article about them playing at the AFL Grand Final – from before and after the official announcement (the versions have the same title from same publication but changed text).

Author: Nui Te Koha, Sunday Herald Sun.

Date: 31 August 2013.

Original URL: http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/music/hunters-and-collectors-to-play-at-the-mcg-on-afl-grand-final-day/story-e6frfn09-1226708171945

 

Article Text

(Version 1 – 30 August 2013)

Australian band Hunters And Collectors will reform to rock the AFL Grand Final.
Sources say the classic rock act, whose hit Holy Grail has become a bona-fide and beloved footy anthem, will rock the MCG on the biggest day in football.

Promoter Michael Gudinski is also in talks with a heritage US act to do a support slot alongside the headlining Hunters.

Insiders say Latin superstar Jennifer Lopez was sounded out to perform at the AFL Grand Final.

Lopez, who has played at the US Super Bowl, was keen to do the AFL gig, but there was a sticking point over her six-figure fee, and more specifically, who should pay for it.

Lopez fits the superstar pop bill AFL boss Andrew Demetriou is keen to bring to the Grand Final.

He has said he would love to see acts like Rihanna, Katy Perry or LMFAO play at the big game.

A Hunters reunion comes at a special time for the band.
A Hunters And Collectors tribute album is released soon, and the Melbourne band will support Bruce Springsteen’s tour in March.

The band, led by singer-songwriter Mark Seymour, split in 1998. They reformed four years ago for the Sound Relief benefit show at the MCG.

Their anthems, including Holy Grail and Throw Your Arms Around Me, will be certain winners with a hometown crowd at the G.

An AFL spokesman said the Grand Final entertainment would be announced this week.

Michael Roberts, who manages Hunters And Collectors, said he was unable to comment until an official announcement was made.

Mr Gudisnki could not be reached for comment.

 

(Version 2 – 2 September 2013)

AUSTRALIAN band Hunters And Collectors will reform to rock the AFL Grand Final.

The classic rock act, whose hit Holy Grail has become a bona-fide and beloved footy anthem, will rock the MCG on the biggest day in football.

At this morning’s AFL Finals launch the league confirmed there would be a homegrown vibe at football’s biggest day, with Hunters and Collectors to play at half-time.

Perth band Birds of Tokyo will play before the match on September 28, with the two groups to also play after the game in a post-game party.

Tina Arena will sing the national anthem before the first bounce.

A Hunters reunion comes at a special time for the band.

A Hunters And Collectors tribute album is released soon, and the Melbourne band will support Bruce Springsteen’s tour in March.

The band, led by singer-songwriter Mark Seymour, split in 1998. They reformed four years ago for the Sound Relief benefit show at the MCG.

Their anthems, including Holy Grail and Throw Your Arms Around Me, will be certain winners with a hometown crowd at the G.

At this morning’s finals launch the AFL also announced several key football announcements.

Greg Williams, who won the 1995 Norm Smith Medal, will present this year’s medal to best afield in this year’s Grand Final.

AFL legend and outgoing Greater Western Sydney coach Kevin Sheedy will present the Jock McHale Medal to the winning team’s coach, while Malcolm Blight will present the Coleman Medal – this year to Hawk spearhead Jarryd Roughead.

Former Hawk Shane Crawford, who this year continued his astounding work raising funds and awareness for Breast Cancer Network Australia, will be the AFL premiership cup ambassador throughout September.

 

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Thanks to John for spotting this article.