A FIFA Women’s World Cup Fan Festival is taking over Fed Square in July and August

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A FIFA Women’s World Cup Fan Festival is taking over Fed Square in July and August


Fed Square will become the home of all things women’s football from July to August with a huge lineup of live music and entertainment.

For the first time in a Women’s World Cup, Federation Square is set to transform into the Melbourne FIFA Fan Festival, where fans, spectators and visitors alike will be able to enjoy the matches, atmosphere and entertainment of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023.

Running from July 20 – August 20, Melbourne’s FIFA Fan Festival will provide a vibrant destination to celebrate the very best women’s football in the world. Here fans will be able to catch all the matches on the big screen and enjoy a programme of live music, entertainment, panel discussions, family fun activities, and a full food and beverage offering.

FIFA Fan Festival™ Opening Dates

  • Thursday 20 July– Thursday 3 August
  • Saturday 5 – Sunday 8 August
  • Friday 11 – Saturday 12 August
  • Tuesday 15 – Wednesday 16 August
  • Saturday 19 August – Sunday 20 August

Keep up with the latest in local news and entertainment here.

Supplied. Photo by Johannes Simon – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images

The music lineup for the huge program includes the likes of Indigenous Australian singer Sycco, and Australian singer-songwriter Samantha Jade, as well as a huge entertainment lineup of Melbourne DJs, vocalists, drummers and dancers.

Across the month, attendees can also expect an array of community and cultural groups from Melbourne, including the city’s very talented Melbourne buskers and football tricksters. The FIFA Fan Festival will also include sustainable workshops for kids who can make their very own football, a panel discussion featuring former, capped and future Matildas, plus offer a suite of interactive experiences with activations such as a penalty shootout simulator, and a reaction goalkeeper game where players try to hit the lit-up buttons at the fastest speed possible.

Those looking to grab a bite to eat or something to drink can head to a variety of food trucks and bars serving culinary delights from the 32 competing nations.

If you’re looking to go to the game, Australia’s sporting capital sets the stage for six unmissable FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 matches. Get your tickets to these epic head-to-heads between top international women’s football teams, all at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium: 

  • 21 July 2023, 12:30pm – Nigeria V Canada
  • 24 July 2023, 6:30pm – Germany V Morocco
  • 31 July 2023, 8:00pm – Canada V Australia
  • 2 August 2023, 8:00pm – Jamaica V Brazil
  • 8 August 2023, 6:00pm – 1st Group H x 2nd Group F
  • 6 August 2023, 7:00pm – 1st Group G x 2nd Group E

Soak up the highs, the lows, the culture, the people, the game and come together to help cheer on the Matildas and celebrate the largest female sporting event in the world at the FIFA Fan Festival, from 20 July to 20 August.

For more details on the FIFA Fan Festival and to check out the full programme, head here