A star line-up of the nation’s finest music acts including The Rubens, British India, Claire Bowditch and Owl Eyes, will perform live on stage over two weeks at Australian Open, 13 – 26 January 2014.
An outstanding bill of solo artists, rock and indie bands, blues and folk outfits and an international DJ will take to the Heineken Live Stage at Grand Slam Oval™ for fourteen nights of music, showcasing some of the top talent in the country.
Recently returning from a sold out tour, chart toppers The Rubens, who today announced their debut, self-titled album is now certified platinum, said it’s an honour to be playing at the Australian Open, particularly on such iconic occasions as Australia Day and the men’s final.
“We can't believe we're playing on men’s final night at Australian Open, and on Australia Day no less! We are all big tennis fans, so it's most certainly a special gig for us. And we have our fingers crossed for an Aussie in the final too” said The Rubens.
ARIA award winning powerhouse Claire Bowditch will headline the entertainment for women’s final night, a perfect warm up for fans enjoying the match on Grand Slam Oval’s large screens. New to the bill is rock band British India, indie pop songstress Owl Eyes, up-and-coming nine piece rhythm outfit Saskwatch and winner of triple j Unearthed High 2011, indie dream pop group Snakadaktal. Music legends Daryl Braithwaite and Jon Stevens are set to return with their classic hits and Heineken Saturday on 18 January will be marked by a performance from DJ Pete Tong.
Tennis Australia CEO Craig Tiley said “The Australian Open is an event intrinsic to the Australian summer and it’s fitting to have home grown music as the soundtrack. From some well-known music names to talented emerging artists, there’s certainly something for everyone to enjoy this year. The live music and fantastic atmosphere at Grand Slam Oval is one of the major draw cards of the event, and gives fans yet another layer of entertainment at the Open.”
Mushroom Group Executive Director Matt Gudinski said “Mushroom is thrilled to be involved with Australian Open 2014. As Melburnians, it’s exciting for us to see the best of music and sport combined – two things we love. We’re especially proud to see the inclusion of so many great emerging bands like The Rubens, World’s End Press and The Preatures on the line-up, which says something both about the event’s support for local culture and also the thriving state of new Australian music.”
The Heineken Live Stage performances are open to all Australian Open spectators from 6pm-7pm daily.
Australian Open 2014 Grand Slam Oval entertainment line-up
6pm–7pm daily, 13-26 January:
Monday 13 January:Saskwatch
Tuesday 14 January World’s End Press
Wednesday 15 January:Snakadaktal
Thursday 16 January:Mahalia Barnes
Friday 17 January:Stonefield
Saturday 18 January:Pete Tong
Sunday 19 January:Jon Stevens & Band
Monday 20 January: The Preatures
Tuesday 21 January:City Calm Down
Wednesday 22 January:Daryl Braithwaite
Thursday 23 January:Owl Eyes
Friday 24 January:British India
Saturday 25 January:Claire Bowditch
Sunday 26 January:The Rubens