AUSSIE rocker Shannon Noll will belt out some of his best-known hits at next month's Griffith Cup harness racing meet.
In a coup for the Griffith Harness Club, the Condobolin-born Noll has signed on as the "face of harness racing" and will play at a series of meetings billed as the Carnival of Cups.
Harness club secretary-treasurer Denis Conroy said the club was hopeful Noll's star power would expose a new generation of trots fans to the sport.
"It's a great way for us to promote the event and to get the attention of people who might not usually give a second look to harness racing," Mr Conroy said.
"They might come along for Shannon but then have a look and say 'this sport is all right, I might get more involved'."
Noll will play at the November 18 $40,000 Griffith Cup meeting, just 12 days after the club's annual Melbourne Cup day event.
The former Australian Idol contestant said he was "over the moon" at being made the face of the sport.
"Growing up as a young fella I often went to the trots to have a good time," Noll said.
"A lot of my harness racing appearances will be in regional areas or the outskirts of Sydney and that's where I love to play."
"I can't wait to get amongst it."