Craig David at the Australian Open

Fri 25th January, 2019
The AO Live Stage, Birrarung Marr
Price: $49
One throwback act you won’t be “walking away” from.

There are few better Melburnian summer traditions than heading to the Australian Open in January – but the Australian Open Live Stage takes the experience up a notch by adding music to the mix. Sure, you might find yourself torn between the courts and the stage, but between the two, you’re guaranteed non-stop entertainment from some of the world’s best athletes and finest musicians.

Across a massive 15 days in January, the AO Live Stage operates out of Birrarung Marr, a short walk from Rod Laver Arena and the surrounding outdoor courts. On Friday January 25th, the musical headliner is none other than UK R’n’B star Craig David.

Generation-Y readers will remember David best for his feature on the 1999 Artful Dodger track Re-Rewind, his 2000 debut album Born to Do It, a worldwide smash hit, and its 2002 follow-up, Slicker Than Your Average; including singles Fill Me In, Walking Away and 7 Days. David’s sixth album, 2016’s Following My Intuition, contained some of his best work in years and included a Kaytranada collab, winning him new fans.

David also recently collaborated with fellow British musicians Bastille, who will also be taking the AO Live Stage in 2019, on worldwide chart topper I Know You.

The crooner will be supported on the Live Stage by party starter Yo! Mafia.

Get your tickets here.

This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with Tennis Australia.