In music news, a thought provoking passing of the baton has taken place this week as the NRL ushers in a new era of grand final entertainment.

Less than 48 hours until kick-off, The Advocate can exclusively reveal NRL veteran Timmy Trumpet has reached out to wish the Yolŋu surf rock trailblazers King Stingray all the best before their performance at Accor Stadium in Sydney.

An Australian club legend, who’s stepped up to play on some of the biggest DJ stages in the world including Tomorrowland and Creamfields, Mr Trumpet knows how to bring rather hectic energy to big stadium moments.

But in texts seen by The Advocate, Mr Trumpet has allegedly told the boys from Northeast Arnhem Land to soak up the moment and give it all they’ve got.

“Hey lads, saw you guys are playing the GF tomorrow, I just wanted say rip in!” Trumpet texted front man Yirrŋa Yunupiŋu. 

“Big day, big stage, I know you boys will kill it!”

Despite being the go-to artist the NRL usually has on speed dial whenever they need to give the grand final entertainment program an injection of bombastic energy, the NRL has decided this year to actually have a look at what kind of acoustic music young Aussies are listening to, while also refusing the government’s request that they book psy-op artists like ‘Sheppard’ or ‘G Flip’.

Instead they will have King Stingray play alongside the cast from Tina – The Tina Turner Musical.

Given he won’t be amping up the crowd of footy fans with his 2014 hit ‘Freaks’, Trumpet has reportedly even offered up his services on the brass just in case King Stingray needs any more lift.

“Are you guys playing Milkumana? That’d be a good one!”

“But also if you need some extra backup horns, just let me know, I’m here if you need…”

“Lets fucken go Broncos”



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