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Andrew Farriss joins grand final entertainment

Legendary Australian musician Andrew Farriss will perform live before Sunday's NRL grand final.

Farriss, an instrumentalist who was a founding member of iconic Aussie band INXS, has been announced as part of matchday entertainment.

He was the main songwriter and composer for INXS as well as a keyboardist and backing vocalist. Andrew released his Love Makes the World solo EP at the start of October and has a self-titled album slated for March 2021.

"I am excited to be a part of such a prestigious and iconic Aussie sporting event," Farriss said.

The pre-match entertainment will also include special tributes to the late, great Arthur Summons and the 2020 class of retiring players, as well as the Ken Stephen and Veronica White medals presentation.

Farriss, who in 2016 was inducted into the Australian songwriters Hall of Fame, sold more than 50 million records with INXS.

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The band, which had smash hits including Never Tear Us Apart, By My Side and New Sensation, was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2001.

Tickets for the NRL Telstra Premiership grand final 2020 are on sale to the general public through Ticketek and nrl.com/tickets, but are selling fast.

A crowd of 40,000 - 50 percent capacity - will be permitted at ANZ Stadium for the Broncos-Roosters NRLW and Panthers-Storm NRL grand finals under COVID-safe rules.