Live music has struggled in the aftermath of COVID-19, but the AFL match between Hawthorn and the Western Bulldogs will be a chance to bring some live music magic back to a crowd.
Both The Embers and Luca Brasi will play at Saturday's game, with the former playing a pre-game set and the latter performing at half-time.
Luca Brasi's lead singer Tyler Richardson said the band had played a few times this year, but the atmosphere was strange with restrictions still in place on live music events.
"Our biggest thing about playing shows is an atmosphere and energy transfer," he said.
Richardson said playing at the AFL was a different kind of atmosphere again, but the band were excited to be playing.
"It will be so much fun to do it," he said.
"People actually do miss [live music]."
The Embers were keen to be back in Launceston after not performing in the city for over six months.
Lead singer Michael Attard said though the band had performed at Junction's Hometown event, they had only otherwise played their own gigs since the pandemic.
"We are very excited and very fortunate to be invited to play," he said.
"Combining a national sport with live entertainment is a pretty cool thing and doesn't happen that often.
"Everyone relates to music, it doesn't matter what background you're from. It's going to be something unique and something [spectators] wouldn't have seen at the footy before."
The band will be playing all new material which is high energy and a blend of styles and genres.