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The centerpiece of the Toyota AFL Grand Final week will be the FREE Live Site, which forms part of the Foxtel Footy Festival. Located at Yarra Park outside the MCG from Wednesday, September 28 until Grand Final Day on Saturday, October 1. Celebrate the finals with the whole family and enjoy a range of activities including interactive displays, prize giveaways and challenges. Suitable for for all football fans. Find out more >


The Toyota AFL Grand Final Parade, proudly supported by City of Melbourne, provides a chance for supporters of all ages to see the players who will take to the field in the 2016 Toyota AFL Grand Final. Marching bands, roving entertainment and many others will join the cavalcade of Toyota HiLuxes parading the Grand Final teams, from the Old Treasury Building to the Live Site at Yarra Park at the MCG.


Before heading to the Toyota AFL Grand Final Parade proudly supported by City of Melbourne, discover a side of Melbourne you haven’t experienced before… Beside the glistening river and hidden between laneways, rooftops and basements are the places where unique experiences happen and unexpected stories are made. No matter what the occasion, the mood you are in or the people you’re with, there’s a Melbourne moment waiting to be discovered!

Whether you’re looking for the perfect Melbourne memory to treasure, wanting to absorb our art and culture, hoping to sample from our famous cafes and restaurants, or eager to delve into our renowned shopping services – you’ll find everything you need in Melbourne’s city centre. For more information on things to do in Melbourne, click here.


Celebrate all that is brilliant about Melbourne as we showcase the best Melbourne has to offer in food, music, movies, and of course, the Toyota AFL Grand Final Live Site for all things footy. All fans are invited to this free event because it's you who make the game! Located in Yarra Park outside Gate 3 of the MCG and running over 4 days from Wednesday 28th September until Grand Final Day on Saturday 1st October. Find out more >


500 fans on the ground, 100,000 fans in the stand and millions at home will enjoy an amazing lineup of artists at the Virgin Australia Pre-Game Show on Toyota AFL Grand Final Day from 1.37pm – 2.02pm. Sting, Vance Joy and The Living End will perform as the anticipation and excitement builds for the first bounce on Toyota AFL Grand Final Day.


English singer-songwriter Sting, first gained international prominence as the lead singer of The Police before launching a solo career and receiving a total of 16 Grammy Awards during his decorated career. Sting’s new album, 57th & 9th, his first rock/pop project in over a decade, will be released on November 11 and features the raucous, guitar-driven first single, ‘I Can’t Stop Thinking About You’.


Vance Joy got his start playing open mics around his hometown of Melbourne before taking the country and the world by storm with his first single, ‘Riptide’, the current record holder for the longest standing single in the Top 100 of the ARIA Singles Chart. Following an incredible string of awards and accolades, including an ARIA Award win for best male artist, a #1 Australian debut, as well as multi-Platinum singles and album in Australia and throughout the world, Vance Joy is excited to be part of the biggest day in Australian sport.


Since forming at high school and busking the streets of Melbourne, The Living End has gone to number one, had four platinum plus albums, been awarded APRA’s Australian Song of the Year and scored six ARIA awards. They’ve played world tours, ute musters, every festival everywhere and now they will be playing at the Virgin Australia Pre-Game Show!


Attend the ultimate post-match celebration when the MCG gates are open to the public from 6pm on Toyota AFL Grand Final day. 

After the 2016 Toyota AFL Grand Final, home-grown talents Vance Joy and The Living End will play at the Virgin Australia Premiership Party. Don’t miss your opportunity to enjoy free performances from these artists and see the presentation of the 2016 AFL Premiers. The FREE event runs from 6-8pm with fans able to gain access via Gates 5, 6 and 7.

DATE - 1 October 
TIME - 6-8pm
VENUE - MCG gates 5, 6 and 7

We reveal some of the GF Entertainment

The Living End and Vance Joy will be part of the 2016 Grand Final entertainment

August 31, 2016  5:45 PM