|2015 Toyota AFL Grand Final Live Site||
- Live broadcasts
|2015 Toyota AFL Grand Final Parade Proudly Supported by City of Melbourne||Fri||12pm–1pm||
Parade starting from Old Treasury Building and concluding at the Live Site stage in Yarra Park. Two competing teams parade through the city for fans to get up close and personal
|LifeStyle Taste of Football||
- Curated by Shannon Bennett
- Band performance Thursday evening
|Presto Movies at the MCG||
- Kids movies 5pm – 7pm
Thursday 5pm: Finding Nemo
|AT THE MCG|
|Go behind the scenes with a guided tour as the MCG prepares for the biggest game of the year. Walk on the hallowed arena where premiership glory awaits, relive some of the great Grand Final moments, feel the anticipation with a visit to the player change rooms and much more. Book online or visit Gate 3 at the MCG.|
|Visit the home of Australian sport. Discover the history of Australian Rules Football and learn about the game’s greats in the Australian Football Hall of Fame. Explore memorabilia from a range of other sports and get involved in Game ON, an interactive entertainment gallery for all ages. Book online or visit Gate 3 at the MCG.|
|Cap off a huge week of celebrations at MCG Open Day on Sunday October 4 from 10.00am to 3.00pm. Entry is free! Enjoy kick-to-kick with family and friends on arena, have your photo taken with the 2015 replica AFL premiership cup, get access to exclusive areas of the iconic MCG and more. Pre-register here.|
Foxtel Footy Festival
The Foxtel Footy Festival celebrates all that is brilliant about Melbourne! Showcasing the best Melbourne has to offer in food, music, movies, and of course, footy.
All fans are invited and it’s free to attend, because you make the game! Located in Yarra Park outside Gate 3 of the MCG and running for 4 days from Wednesday 30 September until Grand Final day on Saturday 3 October.
Telstra are providing free Wi-Fi hotspots during the entire festival. Connect and share your photos and videos from each day of the event.
Bring the family and come celebrate the greatest time of the year, Finals time. Included activities are outlined below:
2015 TOYOTA AFL GRAND FINAL PARADE PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY CITY OF MELBOURNE
The Toyota AFL Grand Final Parade proudly supported by City of Melbourne, taking place on the 2nd October 2015 from 12pm, provides a chance for supporters of all age groups to see their favourite players who will take to the field in the Grand Final.
Marching bands, roving entertainment and many others will join the cavalcade of Toyota HiLuxs carrying the two Grand Finalist teams along the route from the Old Treasury Building to the Toyota AFL Grand Final Live Site.
The centerpiece of the Foxtel Footy Festival will be the Live Site, featuring a number of sponsor activities, live broadcasts, player appearances and kids activities. The 2015 Toyota AFL Grand Final will be shown live on big screens throughout the Live Site on Saturday.
Come and visit the Official ShopAFL Megastore at the Toyota AFL Grand Final Live site precinct for all your shopping needs!
We’ve got everything you need to show your support including guernseys, caps, tshirts and scarves from your favourite team - plus all your game day essentials. Don’t miss out on the ultimate AFL shopping experience the whole family will love. Open daily from Wednesday 30th September to Saturday 3rd October.
WOMENS STYLE LOUNGE
The AFL Women’s Style Lounge is a fun-filled marquee fully catered to the female AFL fan, where women can enjoy great music, pampering, sweet treats and an opportunity to mingle with fellow fans – all free of charge.
Also get the chance to check out the NEW AFL women’s apparel ranges and get the chance to be styled by an expert.
TELSTRA AFL DIGITAL HUB
Get down to the Telstra AFL Digital Hub and experience our interactive selfie opportunities, test your kicking ability, and share it all straight to social media #telstraafldigitalhub.
Official Charity Partner of the Toyota AFL Finals Series. This year at the Toyota AFL Live Site, Ladder will be giving away Footy Cards, featuring an AFL Player from each team.
Pick yours up today for your chance to win some amazing prizes.
Try out OPSM's state of the art hand/eye coordination testers, where footy fans can measure their reaction skills and see how they measure up in the high performance stakes.
Not to mention the opportunity to test their skills against some current AFL Stars. There will also be a "Where's Penny the Pirate" activity to test out how good their eyesight really is. Keep an eye out for the OPSM staff roaming the site offering a free glasses cleaning service and cleaning cloth giveaways.
Come and visit the 13CABS crew to have a go at 'Buckball'. A handball/kicking skill testing game for kids. Participants will each get four tries and they have to handball/kick their balls into (and stay in) buckets to win instant prizes and every ½ hour the ‘horn’ is sounded and the top scorer wins a $25 13CABS Cabcharge Gift Card.
SportsEars are doing demonstrations for the public throughout the day to simulate the experience the fans have using SportsEars at an AFL game - being able to listen to the umpires and television or radio commentary all live at the game!
Fans can join in the fun of the Coates Hire Goal of the Year by trying to kick a footy into a mini excavator bucket.
Fans can upload footage of their big kick via social media to share and "like" for a chance to win big. The most "likes" by the end of Saturday will win.
Grab yourself an Official AFL Club Bounce Ball for $2 from one of the two AFL branded vending machines filled with Club branded bounce balls located within the ShopAFL Megastore and Penguin Footy Kids Corner.
Come on down to the Foxtel HQ in the 2015 Toyota AFL Grand Final Live Site to see some of your favourite Foxtel talent including The Real Housewives of Melbourne, Pawn Stars Australia, Wentworth, Australia’s Next Top Model, Matt Moran and more.
FOX FOOTY will make Yarra Park its home for Wednesday to Saturday of Grand Final week, broadcasting LIVE from the Foxtel Footy Festival.
Come down and see your favourite FOX FOOTY shows and hosts, with AFL 360, League Teams, Bounce and full comprehensive coverage on Grand Final Day; all LIVE on the FOX FOOTY stage.
Visit the FOX FOOTY commentary box at the Toyota AFL Grand Final Live Site, put on the headphones, pick up the mic and have a go at commentating a great footy moment.
The Australian Voices are a gold medal winning choir from all over the nation, they will be performing all 18 AFL club anthems in their own unique style on the main stage exclusively for Foxtel Arts.
A & E
Have you got what it takes to create the meanest classic car? Come along to the A&E marque at the Foxtel Footy Festival and use our CGI software to customise your car and race it for leaderboard honours. Don’t miss out! There will be heaps of giveaways each day.
This is your chance to test your skills valuing rare items against Australia’s own Pawn Stars on the main stage at the Foxtel Footy Festival. There are prizes to be won as we search for Melbourne’s King or Queen of Pawn.
To win some great prizes have a go at Discovery Channel’s ‘Save A Shark Ring Toss’ at the 2015 Toyota AFL Grand Final Live Site.
Showcase is bringing Game of Thrones to life with its huge fire breathing dragon!
Get up close and personal with this amazing beast at the 2015 Toyota AFL Grand Final Live Site.
OPEN SLATHER -
SERIOUS FOOTBALL FACE
Meet two of the stars of The Comedy Channel’s hit sketch comedy series Open Slather. Ex-footballers now TV Hosts Darryl (Dave Eastgate) and The Goose (Ben Lomas) put their “Serious Football Faces” on to give you their take on the 2015 Toyota AFL Grand Final and interview a special guest.
The HISTORY channel is proud to bring you fascinating facts on the history of the AFL. Watch out for them on the big screen at the Live Site during the Foxtel Footy Festival.
Visit the Herald Sun marquee at the Toyota AFL Grand Final Live Site to take part in a handball competition and if you becomer a new subscriber on the day you take home a free gift. Also don't miss famous Herald Sun cartoonist Mark Knight appearing on the main stage from 10am - 10.30am on the Thursday.
As part of 774 ABC Melbourne, ABC Victoria’s and ABC’s Grandstand expert coverage of the AFL Grand Final, the team will present a series of outside broadcast from the AFL Live Site.
Don’t miss Libbi Gorr giving away 2 x AFL Grand Final tickets live from the ABC marquee from 1pm – 3pm on Thursday as part of Snap, Share, Win. Take a selfie in front of 774’s branded wall and along with liking the 774 ABC Melbourne Facebook page you will go into the running to win with the major prize draw at the end of her show at 2.45pm. Terms & Conditions apply. AFL Authorisation Number: GFAFL 15/192
3AW will build into the 2015 Toyota AFL Grand Final with various broadcasts and giveaways at the Toyota AFL Grand Final Live Site.
Hear all the build-up to the match on the Sports Today programs with all of 3AW's expert regulars.
Crocmedia will be broadcasting their various programs live from their famous caravan at the Toyota AFL Grand Final Live Site so drop by and pay the crew a visit!
Get your perfect Toyota AFL Grand Final preview with the live broadcast of the outstanding Crunch Time on the Saturday morning of Grand Final Day as well as live broadcasts and giveaways on all other days of the Toyota AFL Grand Final Live Site.
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN MINT
The Royal Australian Mint is bringing the minting experience to AFL footy fans in Melbourne! You can have the opportunity to stamp your very own AFL-themed coin with an ‘M’ for Melbourne making it the perfect limited edition memento of the game! Only available at the Foxtel Footy Festival!
The AFL’s Official Collector Card licensee, Select Australia, has produced a unique one-off collector card for the 2015 Toyota AFL Live Site Ambassador Steve Johnson. The card pays tribute to Stevie J’s sensational 14-year career with the Geelong Cats.
WOOLWORTHS AFL PLAYGROUND
Come down to the Woolworths AFL playground in the Kids Zone to test your footy skills with goal kicking, handballing & umpire challenges. Plus there is free face painting, AFL Live 2 game on PS3 to be played & loads of giveaways to be won. The AFL Penguin Footy Kids Corner will also give you the chance to be on the cover of a Footy Kids book to take home!
NAB FOOTIFY LOUNGE
The NAB Footify Lounge is located in the Kids Zone and offers parents the opportunity to unwind while their kids enjoy getting into the NAB AFL Auskick action nearby. Complimentary coffee, tea and snacks are available inside the Lounge, along with free five minute massages. NAB Customers have chance to win great prizes including 2 x tickets to the 2015 Toyota AFL Grand Final.
You can get up close and personal with AFL stars including Q&As sessions, photo and signing opportunities.
NAB AFL AUSKICK CLINICS
Come down and check out all the action in the NAB AFL Auskick clinics in the Kids Zone to test your agility on the climb and slide inflatable! There’ll also be handball challenges, Auskick ambassador appearances and the NAB Footify Lounge just next door for complimentary coffee, tea and snacks.
Also, don’t forget that the traditional NAB AFL Auskick Grand Final week clinics will take place on Thursday October 1st! Please note that all clinics are preregistered.
Come and try your skills at the Weet-Bix Kick Zone, where you can kick your way to victory! Each participant will also receive a free prize. SCORE!
PENGUIN 'FOOTY KIDS CORNER'
The Penguin ‘Footy Kids Corner’ is a place for kids to enjoy a bit of downtime; have a read of the new Footy Kids books while relaxing on a Sherrin beanbag, colour in and complete activities, win posters and more.
Nickelodeon gives footy fans of all ages the chance to get slimed, big time! Getting dunked in Nick’s trademark green goo is an honour worthy of a premiership winner, and the team of official slime experts at Nickelodeon have dreamt up a world-first slime experience to be revealed at the Foxtel Footy Festival!
Disney Channel: Meet Disney Channel hosts Adam and Ash and get a signed autograph at the Disney Channels Family Zone. You may even get the chance to be part of the show!
Disney XD: Feel the force with Disney XD’s Star Wars Rebels Jedi Training, take a selfie with the Hulkbuster and test your gaming skills with the latest Disney Infinity 3.0, featuring Star Wars characters.
Disney Junior The Channel:Jake and The Never Land Pirates ship, Bucky, is dropping anchor in Yarra Park so your little one can try their skills as captain of Jake’s ship Bucky, plus lots of other activities to keep your little one entertained!
Foxtel Movies Disney: The Mack truck is rolling into town! Come to the Disney Channels Family Zone for your chance to meet Lightening McQueen and Mack.
CBEEBIES – BBC TV FOR KIDS
Put the F.U.N into your AFL experience and visit the CBeebies marquee for the ultimate kids dance party!
Have your picture taken as Charlie and Lola; get your choice of temporary tattoo; meet Duggee, the loveable dog from Hey Duggee or take some time-out with books and games at the chill-out zone.
Join us on Thursday for a special disco dance-off with Kinderling Radio where you can take to the light-up dancefloor for the chance to win CBeebies prize packs!
Cartoon Network will have a GIANT Adventure Time wall. Kids can sign their name and be part of a huge artwork that builds throughout the event.
So don’t be afraid to get messy and tag the wall as a true graffiti artist! Shmowzow!
Come down to the “Presto Movies at the MCG” running Thursday and Friday evening. Enjoy free screenings of some of Presto’s premium content - With 2 sessions each night there will be something for the whole family.
- Friday Oct 2, from 5pm: The Incredibles
- Thursday Oct 1, from 5pm: Finding Nemo
- Thursday & Friday, from 7pm: Tropfest Short Films
Celebrity chef Shannon Bennett is curating our LifeStyle Taste of Football Festival presented by The LifeStyle Channel.
He will have his friends on site to cook you some of Melbourne’s most exiting food!
You will also be able to enjoy drinks at the Wolf Blass “The Nest” and Strongbow bars!
Led by Shannon Bennett & the Vue de monde team, Jardin Tan’s French/Vietnamese cuisine represents the truest expression of farm-to-table philosophy, where tradition meets innovation, and the very best of many cultures collide.
Shannon Bennett’s Café Vue will be offering a café menu featuring made to order jaffles and sliders, along with some signature desserts.
Bringing their tagline ‘Pizza is Sexy’ to the Taste of Football, A25 will be serving a mix of classic and wacky pizzas to footy fans during the Foxtel Footy Festival.
The energetic team of coffee enthusiasts from St Ali will be bringing Melbourne’s best coffee to the Taste of Football.
Fancy Hank’s BBQ Joint serves traditional American-style slow-cooked BBQ. Starring beef and pork ribs, brisket, pulled pork and ‘beer can’ chooks all cooked using traditional pit smokers for up to 16 hours.
Melbourne’s best tacos will be at Yarra Park throughout the Foxtel Footy Festival, with the Taco Truck serving Melbourne’s best tacos from Wednesday – Saturday at the Taste of Football!
MCDONALD'S CREATE YOUR TASTE FOOD TRUCK
Visit the McDonald’s Create Your Taste Food Truck at the Toyota AFL Grand Final Live Site and create your own burger from 30 gourmet ingredients. McDonald’s will be giving away mini McDonald’s Sherrins and drink bottles during the week and look out for AFL players signing sessions.
To celebrate the brand new series of ‘The Great Australian Bake Off’, LifeStyle FOOD will be giving away free AFL inspired doughnuts on Grand Final Day.
Come down to the Taste of Football precinct and you will also have the opportunity to have your photo taken with Matt Moran, one of the judges on the show!
The Great Australian Bake Off premieres October 13 at 8.30pm only on Foxtel’s LifeStyle FOOD Channel.
STRONGBOW CIDER GARDEN
Pop in to the Strongbow Cider Garden – the perfect place to relax, watch all the action and enjoy an exclusive Taste of Football Strongbow Cocktail!
WOLF BLASS WINE BAR
Unwind and enjoy a glass of Wolf Blass wine at The Nest Wine Bar, receive food & wine matching recommendations for outlets within LifeStyle Taste of Football.
Channel [V]’s very own global DJ Generik will be throwing down an exclusive DJ set to ignite your Grand Final Eve celebrations.
It’s no surprise Melbourne producer and DJ, Generik(Tyson O’Brien) called his debut single ‘The Weekend’.Whether it’s playing around the world or partying with Calvin Harris or Skrillex, this party boy lives it 24/7.
It’s that quest for the perfect party that propels Generik’s music and runs deep within ‘The Weekend’.It’s the joyous story of parties lived and loved, wild adventures celebrated and savoured, his music hotwires hyperactive house with euphoric ‘90s influence and soaring vocals to create colossal club collabs.
The Antipodean Rock Collective are a distillation of Australian rock and roll, with unswerving fervour and a history that remains peerless. A night with the Antipodean Rock Collective is a chance to genuinely interact with some of the best rock and roll from yesterday and today. And still party like there's no tomorrow.
33 Aria Awards, 16 top-ten albums and four of Australia's most celebrated musicians—all brought together for one electrifying rock and roll experience. The Antipodean Rock Collective share a passion for rock and roll that spans decades. Featuring members of legendary Australian bands Spiderbait, Jet, Powderfinger, You Am I and The Wrights, the group's members remain key players in one of Australia's most lauded musical dynasties.
Australian Rock band Kingswood are Fergus Linacre, Alex Laska, Jeremy Hunter and Justin Debrincat make up the four-piece rock band from Melbourne. The band has performed at numerous festivals including Splendour In The Grass, Big Day Out, Groovin The Moo and Falls Festivals. In 2014, the band returned from Nashville having recorded their debut album with Grammy Award winning producer Vance Powell (Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, The Ractonteurs). Kingswood’s album 'Microscopic Wars' had a top 10 debut in the national ARIA charts at #6 and subsequently went on to receive an ARIA Nomination for 'Best Rock Album’. www.facebook.com/KINGSWOODmusic
Pierce Brothers have taken their music from busking on the streets of Melbourne to the world. Their irresistible energy and world-class live show has generated a word of mouth buzz not seen for sometime. The acclaimed live act has been shaking dance floors and selling out rooms across UK, Europe, Canada & their native Australia. Comprising of twin brothers Jack and Pat Pierce, the multi instrumentalists have sold over 50,000 EP's independently.
Pierce Brothers are returning to Australia to play a select run of shows to launch the Into The Dirt EP after spending the majority of 2015 touring the world, playing over 50 dates across 15 different countries selling out multiple shows and performing at some of the world’s largest festivals. Brand new EP Into the Dirt is released September 25 Via Warners www.facebook.com/piercebrothersmusic.
A fun and refreshing sound with a strong pop sensibility, Nussy is a prolific songwriter, gifted vocalist, fashionable pop icon and killer DJ. Since the release of her debut single, Dizzy, and self-titled EP in July 2014, quirky Melbourne pop starlet Nussy has been making waves in the Australian music scene. The up-beat, self-titled EP was a strong debut for Nussy.
It was recorded and produced by Michael Paynter and Michael DeLorenzis at MSquared Productions and mastered by Tom Coyne (Robyn, MSMR, Taylor Swift, Adele) at Stirling Sound in NYC. The video for Dizzy was directed by Jarred Osborn and Julian Lucas from Lips (winners of Tropfest 2015) and filmed at Paris End Studios.