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Isaiah Firebrace, Stan Walker to perform at All Stars match

Aboriginal singer Isaiah Firebrace and Maori-Australian artist Stan Walker will headline the pre-match entertainment for the All Stars match at Cbus Super Stadium on the Gold Coast on February 22.

Walker has forged a very successful music and acting career since winning the final season of Australian Idol in 2009, while Firebrace is on the rise having won X-Factor in 2016 before representing Australia at Eurovision the following year.

The pre-match show will also include cultural dances and the Indigenous team's War Cry and Maori side's Haka.

Walker, a noted rugby league fan, expressed his excitement about being involved in the special fixture.

"As a proud 'Mozzie' (Maori Australian) boy who grew up on the Gold Coast with NRL in my blood, I can think of no greater privilege than to perform on this stage," Walker said.

"To see these elite male and female players, the best of their cultures, come face to face will be epic, but meeting and mentoring the next generation at a Youth Summit will be just as memorable.

"For me, NRL is about community and bringing together, in one code, many cultures with one goal – teamwork and a will to win! I'm going to bring my A-game vocally and knock the songs out the stadium."

Didgeridoo playing artist Mitch Tambo, a proud Gamilaraay man, will perform at half-time. 

"I'm so excited to be performing at the Indigenous All Stars game, it's such a significant event in our community's calendar," Mr Tambo said.

"It's great to see how much it's grown, building momentum across Australia and abroad and as someone who has watched it each year since it started, it's such a privilege to have the opportunity to perform at this event."

A clash between the women's Indigenous and Maori teams will precede the main event as the All Stars clash returns to its birthplace on the Gold Coast.

Games will be broadcast live on the Nine Network, Fox League, SKY New Zealand and on NRL Live Pass.

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