Australian Open

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Australian Open
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Get all the on-court action at the Australian Open

Every year, thousands head to Melbourne Park to watch the superstars of tennis battle it out in the fierce summer heat. Make a day of it and book your seat at Scott Pickett’s ESP pop-up restaurant, and check out Hotel Jesus, Jimmy Grants, Tokyo Tina and more at the Australian Open Festival. Meanwhile foodie institutions Gazi and Mamasita will be making an appearance at the Australian section.

Even if you don’t make it into the arena, Birrarung Marr will buzz with live entertainment and food stalls at the Australian Open Festival, where live screenings of matches will be played on big screens. This year's music line-up, Open Sessions, will move to Middle Terrace Birrarung Marr and will feature amazing home-grown music acts. Access to Open Sessions wil require a ground pass from January 16-22, and entry is free on January 14-15. 

If you're bringing kids along, young tennis fans will be able to experience Grand Slam tennies for just $5 this year. The $5 ground pass will be available for kids aged 3 to 14 

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