One Republic frontman Ryan Tedder says it's a "pressure cooker" to play live sporting events but he and the band are excited to rock the NRL grand final tonight.
Tedder said the band had played some huge sporting events in the past and were looking forward to adding the NRL grand final to their list.
The band will play its hits Counting Stars and Something I Need but the highlight will be a special performance of Beyonce's global hit Halo with Australian artist Thandi Phoenix joining the group for that song.
Tedder, who has worked with the likes of Adele, Camila Cabello, Ed Sheeran, Pink, U2, Taylor Swift, wrote the smash hit Halo for Beyonce.
One Republic will headline the entertainment at ANZ Stadium when the Sydney Roosters take on the Canberra Raiders at 8.30 tonight.