Some of Australia’s most loved acts to play the 2017 Australian Open

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Missy Higgins, The Living End and The Temper Trap are among the acts to play next year's tennis.

There are few things that evoke the feeling of an Australian summer than the sight and sound of the world’s finest tennis players knocking balls over the net at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena. Yes, the Australian Open is more than just a tennis grand slam event for us, it’s an integral part of summer.

How do you make that better? The answer, as always, is great music.


Yet again in 2017, the Australian Open will feature some of the country’s finest acts performing for those with ground passes to the tennis through January. This year the likes of Missy Higgins, Archie Roach, Birds Of Tokyo, The Living End and The Temper Trap will all be there to deliver tunes as fine as the assembled athletes’ returns to serve.

The full dates for who’s playing when are below. Australian Open ground passes are on sale now.

Saturday 14 January – Tkay Maidza (with Mashd N Kutcher and Passerine)
Sunday 15 January – Missy Higgins (with Archie Roach and Ben Abrahams)
Monday 16 January – Birds Of Tokyo (with The Belligerents and Rival Fire)
Tuesday 17 January – Superband with Jon Stevens/ Daryl Braithwaite/ Ross Wilson (with Cookin on 3 Burners and Abbey Stone)
Wednesday 18 January – The Temper Trap (with Jack River)
Thursday 19 January – The Living End (with The Bennies and The Sand Dollars)
Friday 20 January – Jimmy Eat World
Saturday 21 January – Peking Duk (with Drezo)
Sunday 22 January – DMA'S (with Bad//Dreems and Slowly Slowly)