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Firestarter Samantha Jade to light up Tassie

LAUNCESTON, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 10: A general view during the AFL 2018 JLT Community Series match between the Hawthorn Haws and the Carlton Blues at UTAS Stadium on March 10, 2018 in Launceston, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media)
Round 6 will mark the first time Hawthorn has played a night home-and-away match in Tassie.

Hawthorn’s Round 6 clash against St Kilda at UTAS Stadium will kick off with a bang, thanks to a performance by ARIA award-winning artist Samantha Jade, who will get the crowd up and dancing.

Fans are encouraged to pre-book their tickets and be in their seats by 6.40pm to enjoy the dazzling pre-match set, before a scintillating fireworks display. The pre-game pyrotechnics extravaganza are set to be the biggest display in AFL history.

Samantha Jade will return to the stage at half-time to perform a medley of some of her hits including ‘Best of My Love’, ‘What You’ve Done to Me’ and ‘Up’.

There will be a Macca’s Family Fun Zone at Gate 1 for the kids, with handball targets and goals to practice their skills, while the grown-ups can enter the Macca’s Kick for Cash competition, with up to $2,000 up for grabs. Families are also encouraged to stick around after the final siren for Macca’s Kick 2 Kick on the field.

The Hawks will have an open training session on Friday before the match, with fans invited to UTAS Stadium for the team’s captain’s run at 5pm.

The day after the game, junior supporters can meet their favourite footy stars at a Superclinic thanks to AFL Tasmania at UTAS Stadium from 9am. Jack Gunston, Liam Shiels, Isaac Smith, James Frawley, Ryan Schoenmakers and Daniel Howe will be on hand to put the youngsters through their paces with some training drills followed by a signing session.

Membership and HawksNest merchandise will be available at all three events. Tassie Hawks fans who purchase a membership before Round 6 will gain access to all four games in Tasmania this season.

Hawks in Tassie activities Round 6:

Hawthorn Open Training
UTAS Stadium
Friday 27th April

Hawthorn v St Kilda
UTAS Stadium
Saturday 28th April
Pre-match entertainment from 6.40pm

Hawthorn and AFL Tasmania Superclinic
UTAS Stadium
Sunday 29th April
: 9.00am

Hawthorn’s spectacular Round 6 pre-match entertainment is made possible by Hawthorn’s valued event partners the City of Launceston, AFL Tasmania, Events Tasmania and UTAS.

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