Listen Address your AFL and NRL Grand Finals clashes |

Listen Address your AFL and NRL Grand Finals clashes |

Listen Address your AFL and NRL Grand Finals clashes |

Listen fans have responded to the festival’s Save The Dates announcement with potential horror, with dates in Sydney and Perth pitted against major sporting events.

While the Melbourne meeting takes place on a public holiday – the eve of the Grand Final before the AFL’s big day – Listen Out heads to Perth, another AFL-enthusiastic city, on Grand Final Day. Meanwhile, the festival takes place in Sydney, an NRL-mad city, on NRL finals day.

Festival promoters confirmed the return of Listen Out last week, with the festival tour heading to Melbourne’s Caribbean Gardens on Friday 27 September, Perth’s HBF Arena on Saturday 28 September, Brisbane’s RNA Showgrounds on Saturday 5 October and ending at Sydney’s Centennial. Park on Sunday, October 6.

Listen In is back again this year, taking place at Adelaide’s Ellis Park on Sunday 29 September and Auckland at Go Media Stadium Mt Smart on Friday 4 October.

The announcement of festival dates clashing with the most significant dates on the Australian sporting calendar has sparked concern among punters on social media, but festival organizers are offering solutions for their party- and sport-loving patrons.

A spokesperson for Listen Out said The music and Purple shoes“It’s not the first time Listen Out and grand finals have shared a day and we encourage people to enjoy both.

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“We will be showing the NRL Grand Final in Sydney and the AFL Grand Final in Perth. Each location will have a beer garden with screens, food and drinks showing the games.”

The spokesperson added: “Listening dates are planned well in advance and although we try to avoid such clashes, sometimes they are unavoidable.”

In a statement, Listen Out promoters said of this year’s festival: “It’s been a really tough time for the music festival industry in Australia and we’re excited to be back in 2024, welcoming first-timers and first-time attendees through the gates. “

Last year’s Listen Out featured the biggest lineup in its history, locking in people like Skrillex, Four Tet, Ice Spice, JPEGMAFIA, Mallrat, Lil Uzi Vert, Coi Lerayand stacks more.


Listen to Melbourne

Friday 27 September (public holiday)

Wurundjeri Land / Melbourne, VIC

Listen Perth

Saturday, September 28

Mooro Country / Joondalup, WA

Listen in Adelaide

Ellis Park / Tampawardli (Park 24)

Kaurna Country / Adelaide, SA

Listen in Auckland

Go Media Stadium Mt Smart

Auckland / Te Ipu Kura A Maki, New Zealand

Listen to Brisbane

Brisbane / Meanjin, QLD

Listen Sydney

Gadigal Country / Sydney, NSW

Listen Out and Listen In Adelaide are over 16 events.

Listen In Auckland is an event for the over 18s.