01 Mar 2024

Australian music sensations Jet and Baker Boy to perform at free AFL Gather Live concert

The AFL is pleased to announce Australian rock royalty Jet will headline the inaugural AFL Gather Live concert following the final match of Gather Round…A Festival of Footy, on Sunday April 7. 

Proud Yolngu man, artist and 2019 Young Australian of the Year, Baker Boy will support Jet, entertaining fans as the sun sets on the AFL’s second Gather Round series in Adelaide.  

Held outside Adelaide Oval, footy fans and eventgoers will have the opportunity to attend the free Gather Live concert which will commence after the Round Four twilight match between Collingwood and Hawthorn. 

All Gather Round match-day ticket holders will have early access to redeem their free ticket via Ticketek from 12pm (local time) on Friday March 1, while general public tickets will be available to redeem at 12pm (local time) on Monday March 4. 

AFL Executive General Manager Customer and Commercial Kylie Rogers said the AFL was excited to send off this year’s Gather Round in style. 

“We are always looking for ways to make things bigger and better and are delighted to launch a new initiative with the free Gather Live concert this year,” Ms Rogers said.

“Gather Live will give more fans the opportunity to get involved and soak up the electric atmosphere that Gather Round has to offer.

“The AFL is thrilled to have two amazing Aussie acts in Jet and Baker Boy perform at Gather Live and have no doubt they will get the party started and have fans on their feet for the final day of Gather Round in 2024.

“Whether you have tickets to attend one of our blockbuster matches or are in town to enjoy the amazing food and entertainment offerings, there will be no better place than Gather Live to come together and celebrate what I’m sure will be another successful AFL Gather Round.”

South Australian Premier Peter Malinauskas said, “Gather Live is just another way the AFL is making Gather Round even bigger and better this year.

“Jet and Baker Boy on Sunday night will be the perfect way to cap off our Festival of Footy and the best bit is everyone will have the chance to secure a ticket for free.”

Lead singer of Jet, and die-hard Collingwood supporter Nic Cester said the band were excited to headline the AFL’s inaugural Gather Live concert. 

“We've all grown up as footy fans and have always loved playing in Adelaide, so to headline the first Gather Live concert is something we are excited for,” Cester said. 

“It’ll be great fun to play to the footy crowd... especially after the Pies versus Hawks blockbuster on Sunday afternoon. As a pies fan, I’m hoping to sing the theme song after the game in celebration!” 

Having performed at the 2021 Toyota AFL Grand Final in Perth, Essendon fan Baker Boy said he was looking forward to returning to the AFL stage to perform for fans. 

“I'm pumped to be back performing at the AFL for the first Gather Live concert this April in Tarntanya (Adelaide). I can't wait to hit the stage and maybe even catch a game or two,” Baker Boy said. 

“I love the idea and energy of everyone coming together for one round, it's going to be huge.”

Gather Live will commence from 7:30pm (local time). Eventgoers are encouraged to check the AFL Gather Round website for gate opening times and details prior to attending. 

Tickets for the AFL Gather Round match between Collingwood and Hawthorn at Adelaide Oval are still available, with tickets starting at $35 for adults and $10 for kids. 

As per Gather Round during the 2023 season, club / AFL members get access for free to category 3 seating at the match featuring their club of support and only one ticket per barcode can be redeemed. Visit Ticketek for more details.