All you need to know about the AO Live Stage

The AO Live Stage has become one of the most hotly anticipated parts of the Australian Open, with talented Australian and International artists taking to the stage across the two weeks the Open is held.  

This year, the Australian Open will kick off with a special concert called ‘AO Music for Relief’, with all proceeds from the concert going to the Red Cross bush fire appeal. The AO has joined forces with Jessica Mauboy to raise money for communities in need, with support acts Montaigne and Lily Papas also on board for this special event.  

There’s going to be live music every day of the Australian Open, so we’re confident there’s someone you’ll want to see! 

Jessica Mauboy will perform at the Music For Relief concert

Thinking ahead and putting yourself first  

While we can’t predict the weather right now, it's important to look after yourself – make sure you’re drinking plenty of water and wearing a hat and sunscreen.  

It's easy to get swept up in the excitement of the AO, but remember to take care of yourself and speak to our security guards or first aid if you’re not feeling great.  

We’d also recommend arriving early to avoid disappointment: while ground passes do mean you get free entry, this is only until the live stage reaches full capacity, so get here ahead of time to ensure you don’t miss out on any of the great music acts we’ve got lined up. 

The Veronicas = pure pop indulgence

Who to look out for on the AO Live Stage 

Not sure which day to pick? Here are our tips to choosing a show that you’ll love.  

If you like dance music, you’ll love the first weekend’s lineup. Fat Boy Slim is not one to miss.  

For those who prefer more of an indie vibe, get tickets to see British stars Bastille, or the folk-indie stylings of singer-songwriter Thelma Plum.  

If pop’s more your thing, check out The Veronicas, or maybe Cub Sport if you’re after more of an alt-pop sound.  

Plus, it’s a given that Iconic British punk rocker Billy Idol will make for unmissable viewing.  

Iconic British rocker Billy Idol will put on a show

Here’s a full list of all the amazing artists who are playing across the two weeks of the Australian Open. Make sure you don’t miss out on an electric atmosphere and the chance to see your favourite performers.  

Head to the Ticketmaster website to get your tickets and find out more about the AO Live Stage and everything that’s going on at this year’s Australian Open.