Tiger-Cats announce halftime act for Labour Day CFL game in Hamilton

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Published August 27, 2021 at 5:46 pm

The Dirty Nil will tackle the role of keeping a Tiger-Cats football crowd zazzed on Labour Day.

The Juno Award-winning alt-rock trio from the Dundas community in West Hamilton will perform at halftime on Sept. 6 at Tim Hortons Field, when the Tiger-Cats host the archrival Toronto Argonauts. The renewal of the long-running Canadian Football League rivalry will be the Tiger-Cats’ first home game in 660 days.

The Dirty Nil, comprised by singer-guitarist Luke Bentham, bassist Ross Miller and drummer Kyle Fisher, have released three studio albums. The group was formed in in 2006. In 2017, they won a Juno for best new artists.

The Tiger-Cats have featured bands with Hamilton ties during halftime of the Labour Day game for the past few years. Teenage Head performed during the 2019 contest. In 2018, Monster Truck did the honours.

The CFL did not play in 2020 after opting against going into a bubble during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. It returned to play earlier this month, with a reduced 14-game regular season. It has already had one postponement.

Hamilton (0-2) visits the Montreal Alouettes (1-1) later today (Aug. 27) for their first divisional game of the young CFL season.

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