Jimmy Barnes and the Black Eyed Peas have been confirmed as this year’s AFL grand final pre-match entertainment.

AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan confirmed the Black Eyed Peas - led by Will.i.am - would be the headline act.

However, the US hip hop act is now down to a trio with the departure of singer Fergie, which would make replicating their biggest hits such as Where is the Love, My Humps, I Gotta Feeling and Boom Boom Pow difficult without a replacement vocalist, unless they busted out a DJ set.

"We are honoured to be heading to Melbourne to perform at the AFL grand final day," The Black Eyed Peas said.

"This is the biggest day in Australian sport, so we will be pulling out all the stops for this special performance."

Barnes is also part of the entertainment line-up.

Barnes’ live setlist regularly includes Working Class Man, Flame Trees, Ride the Night Away, No Second Prize, Lay Down Your Guns, You Got Nothin’ I Want and Khe Sanh.

Cold Chisel played the NRL Grand Final in 2015 but are currently in limbo.

"I’m looking forward to singing at one of the world’s greatest sporting events," Barnes said.

"It’s going to be a huge day on the ground at the MCG. It doesn’t get bigger than this, 100,000 passionate football fans and rock ’n roll will be a great mix."

Barnes is on a break in the Maldives after injuring his thigh falling off stage last month, requiring him to use a cane and a wheelchair while promoting his documentary.