Young Australian of the Year Danzal Baker, also known as Baker Boy, is set to headline the NRL Harvey Norman All-Stars pre-game performance at AAMI Park on Friday February 15.
The Darwin-born Indigenous rapper has made a name for himself and achieved mainstream success, rapping in the Yolngu Matha language and encouraging young people to embrace their culture and be proud of who they are.
The 22-year-old said he was proud to perform at the first All Stars event featuring women’s and men’s matches between Indigenous and Maori sides.
“For me, performing at the All-Stars is a really important opportunity that I’m proud of,” Baker said.
“I’ve had a look at the teams, and they look deadly. I do love New Zealand, but I’m backing my Indigenous brothers and sisters.”
Tickets are on sale now, with NRL club member adult tickets starting at $20 and family passes from $45. General sale tickets start from $25 for an adult and $50 for a family pass.
“This is one of the most unique and memorable sporting events in Australia, and we’re delighted to announce that one of the most impressive, contemporary young artists in the country in Baker Boy will be part of the occasion," NRL Chief Commercial Officer Andrew Abdo said.