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Michael and Matt Gudinski’s Mushroom have partnered with the Australian Open to bring some of Australia’s greatest emerging musical talent to the Heineken Live Stage. Taking place on Grand Slam Oval, the stage will feature an outstanding, eclectic bill of artists performing daily over the event’s fourteen days.

The line-up, curated by Melbourne’s iconic Mushroom Group, is headlined by The Rubens and Clare Bowditch on the night of the men’s and women’s finals respectively. The remainder of the bill is spearheaded by some of the country’s best young artists including The Preatures, British India, Snakadaktal, Owl Eyes and World’s End Press; alongside the legendary Daryl Braithwaite and Jon Stevens; with very special international guest Pete Tong from the BBC’s Radio 1 in the UK.

The performances will take place from 6 – 7pm each day and will be open to all Australian Open spectators.

Executive Director of the Mushroom Group, Matt Gudinski said “Mushroom is thrilled to be involved with the Australian Open.  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.”

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.”

“We can’t believe we’re playing on men’s final night at the 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.


Mon 13 Jan                Saskwatch                

Tue 14 Jan                 World’s End Press   

Wed 15 Jan                Snakadaktal

Thu 16 Jan                 Mahalia Barnes

Fri 17 Jan                   Stonefield

Sat 18 Jan                  Pete Tong

Sun 19 Jan                 Jon Stevens

Mon 20 Jan                The Preatures

Tue 21 Jan                 City Calm Down

Wed 22 Jan                Daryl Braithwaite

Thu 23 Jan                 Owl Eyes

Fri 24 Jan                   British India

Sat 25 Jan                  Clare Bowditch

Sun 26 Jan                 The Rubens

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Australian Open 2014 will take place at Melbourne Park, Melbourne, from 13 to 26 January