Green Day to rock the halftime show at the Grey Cup in Hamilton
Published October 2, 2023 at 7:47 am
Grammy award-winning band Green Day will rock the halftime show at the Grey Cup in Hamilton.
Green Day, one of the most well-known punk rock bands in the world, will headline the Twisted Tea Grey Cup Halftime Show for the 110th Grey Cup at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton on Sunday, Nov. 19, the CFL announced.
“You better be ready because we’re about to turn the Grey Cup green and into the loudest f****** night in CFL history!” Green Day said in a statement.
Formed in 1986 in Berkeley, California, Green Day rose to fame following the release of their 1994 album Dookie. They have sold more than 75 million records, won five Grammy Awards, and have a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Entertainment Weekly calls Green Day, “The most influential band of their generation,” while Rolling Stone attests, “Green Day have inspired more young bands to start than any act this side of Kiss, and that doesn’t seem to be changing.”
The 110th Grey Cup marks the third year in which Twisted Tea has sponsored the half-time show.
“Like so many Canadians, we have the Grey Cup circled in our calendars every year,” said Mike Masters of Moosehead Breweries LTD, which markets and distributes Twisted Tea in Canada. “We can’t wait to see what Green Day has in-store for Hamilton.”
For those who can’t get tickets to the big game, there are more than 40 events planned to celebrate the Grey Cup.
The Built in the Hammer Grey Cup Music Festival will run from Nov. 16-19 and feature both free and ticketed events with different programming each night, including Thursday night at OLG Stage in Niagara Falls, Friday night headlined by Carrie Underwood at FirstOntario Centre, Saturday night at FirstOntario Centre and Sunday’s Neighbourhood Block Party before the Grey Cup game at Tim Hortons Field.
Fan Central on James Street will also feature live music Thursday-Saturday, curated by ‘SuperCrawl’, Hamilton’s famous arts and indie music festival.
The 110th Grey Cup is at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton on Sunday, Nov. 19 with kickoff slated for 6 p.m. A limited number of tickets are available at Ticketmaster.
The game and the halftime show will be broadcast live on TSN and RDS.
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