Each Jan, Melbourne gets hit with a heatwave that generally manages to fall over the entire two week duration of the country’s major world tennis tournament, aka, the Australian Open. Heat and tennis go hand and hand, and now, so does music.
In an Australian Open first, the Australian Open Live Stage will be held at Birrarung Marr, creating a whole new vibe and atmosphere – and the line-up is festival-worthy.
Aussie singer-songwriting treasures Missy Higgins and Archie Roach, along with Tkay Maidza and DJ duo Mashd N Kutcher will kick-start the party with two free concerts on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 January.
Cooper’s Saturday will take place on 21 January, with party legends Peking Duk, and LA based DJ Drezo. But the real party starters will be the news that Daryl Braithwaite will also return to the stage with legends Jon Stevens and Ross Wilson to form as part of a Superband showcase.
Access to the Australian Open Live Stage from 16–22 January will require a ground pass.
Rod Laver Arena and Margaret Court Arena tickets and Australian Open ground passes, which allow access to Hisense Arena, are now on sale at ticketek.com.au.