Jan 13

MASSIVE NEW YEAR OF SPORT & ENTERTAINMENT KICKS OFF AT SYDNEY’S ACCOR STADIUM

Friday 13 January 2023 12:00am

  • A summer concert season for the ages with 7 shows in 7 weeks, featuring global superstars Red Hot Chili Peppers, Post Malone, Ed Sheeran and Harry Styles;
  • A potentially series-deciding State of Origin clash in July;
  • Four key FIFA Women’s World Cup games including the tournament Final on 20 August;
  • An Easter Footy Fest featuring Bulldogs v Rabbitohs on Good Friday and Wests Tigers v the Parra Eels on Easter Monday;
  • 16 NRL regular-season games featuring home clubs the Bulldogs and Rabbitohs;
  • NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final on 1 October (*subject to confirmation);
  • Further major sport and entertainment events to be announced in coming weeks!

IT all starts tomorrow! The Juicy Fest is the first of seven shows in seven weeks as the concert season sets up a boom year for sport and entertainment at Accor Stadium. The amazing run of major concerts leads in to some of the biggest sporting events in the nation from March onwards.

The Summer of Concerts has the potential to attract more than 400,000 fans through the gates at Sydney’s home of major events even before a jam-packed footy season rolls around.

The 2023 action kicks off at Accor Stadium tomorrow – Saturday 14 January – when Juicy Fest features a star-studded line-up of 90’s and 2000’s nostalgia headlined by Nelly, Ne-Yo and Ja Rule. Gates open at 1pm (Catch the set times here)

Legendary rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers will play two monster shows at Accor Stadium on Thursday 2 February and Saturday 4 February. Joining Red Hot Chili Peppers at their Sydney gigs will be multi-platinum selling superstar Post Malone.

Internationally acclaimed, multi-award winning singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran set a NSW concert crowd record for his shows in 2018 and will play two iconic In The Round concerts at Accor Stadium on Friday 24 February and Saturday 25 February, with an incredible stage to be set up in the centre of the arena.

Pop music’s Golden Boy Harry Styles – one of the most popular male artists in the world today – will bring his Love On Tour show to Accor Stadium for two nights on Friday 3 March and Saturday 4 March.

The NRL season gets underway at Accor Stadium with Rabbitohs v Sea Eagles on Saturday 25 March – the first of 16 regular-season games featuring home clubs the Rabbitohs and Bulldogs.

An Easter Footy Fest at Sydney Olympic Park will feature Bulldogs v Rabbitohs in the traditional Good Friday classic at Accor Stadium on 7 April, before Wests Tigers host Western Sydney rivals the Parramatta Eels on Easter Monday. The Easter games are historically two of the best attended NRL games played in Sydney during the regular season.

The NSW Blues will call on their passionate fans to turn Accor Stadium into a Blue Fortress for a potentially series-deciding State of Origin game on Wednesday 12 July, with NSW desperate to take back the Origin Trophy from Queensland.

If Origin footy isn’t big enough, July will also mark the start of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, with Accor Stadium hosting at least four of the biggest games of the tournament . . . a Round of 16 match (7 August), a Quarter Final (12 August), Semi-Final (16 August) and the Final on Sunday 20 August.

Australians everywhere will cheer on the Matildas but there will be no bigger sporting event in the nation than the FIFA World Cup 2023 Final.

The expectation is that Sydney will always be the traditional home of the NRL Grand Final, with Accor Stadium hosting every Grand Final since 1999 excluding the COVID-impacted 2021 season finale. The 2023 NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final is set down for Sunday 1 October.

It’s a jam-packed calendar at Accor Stadium in 2023 – and the exciting news is that further major sport and entertainment events will be announced in coming weeks. Standby for updates.

Accor Stadium Members get access to all regular sporting events plus an exclusive window of opportunity to purchase for international music acts and the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023. Enquire about Stadium Membership [here].  

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  • Venues NSW
  • CommBank Stadium
  • McDonald Jones Homes Stadium
  • Newcastle Entertainment Centre
  • Accor Stadium
  • Sydney Cricket Ground
  • Sydney Football Stadium
  • WIN Sports & Entertainment Centre