It’s AFL Grand Final time of year again, and it’s hard to miss. It’s an intense, and sometimes unfair time of year (just ask any Geelong supporter…). While the match itself will provide a few hours entertainment, the long weekend has left a lot of free time, which Lambys Tavern have been kind enough to fill with their Grand Final Marathon. For those that want more than the AFL’s entertainment of Paul Kelly, Dean Lewis and Tones & I, Lambys has four huge nights of fun lined up.
Thursday 26th September – Public Holiday Eve
Ah, the calm before the storm. As the nation packs in one last day of work before three days off, come knock-off everyone will be ready for a cold one.
To kick off the epic Grand Final Marathon, Lambys will host three acts to jump-start your long weekend. Donned ‘The Mother of all Cover Bands’, Mama Jam will take to the stage downstairs to play all the classics. Geelong regular Andy Forster will bring his solo acoustic set to the tavern, and Liam Blackwell will DJ upstairs playing track you love, with his own twist.
Friday 27th September – Grand Final Public Holiday
One of the greatest things to come from the AFL’s biggest game of the year – a day off. Australia celebrates the grand final with a long weekend. Fans of grand final contenders can flock to Melbourne for the annual Grand Final Parade, where they can see both teams, as well as marching bands and other roaming entertainment.
To celebrate everybody’s day off, Grand Final Eve at Lambys promises to keep the ball rolling. Melbourne’s Adam 12 kick off with their cover set, with James Kernick also providing an acoustic set. Later, DJ Jo Jo is set to rip up the upstairs.
Saturday 28th September – Grand Final Day
The Day that Stops the Nation. For the 123rd year, two teams will battle it out over the 2019 AFL Premiership Cup. With 2018 premiers West Coast Eagles out, who will take the cup?
What better way to celebrate, drown your sorrows or continue the party on Saturday night than with Night #3 of the Grand Final Marathon. ‘The Voice’ contestant and ‘Wasabi’ singer Lee Harding will join Bedrock for their show, while DJ Jubtek will provide some tunes before Liam Blackwell once again takes to the upstairs stage.
Sunday 29th September – Kick-ons
By now, the AFL celebrations have begun to subside and many of us will be faced with a tough choice: continue the party, or suffer the hangover? For those brave enough to continue to Night #4, Lambys will be closing their spectacular Grand Final Marathon with local singer-songwriter Levi Anderson, before Liam Blackwell closes the marathon with one of his renowned DJ sets.
Purchase a Marathon Pass to receive cheaper entry for the whole long weekend, or buy an Entry Card on the Thursday to get in for free for the whole marathon!
When & Where: Lambys Tavern, Geelong – Thursday, September 26 to Sunday, September 29
Written by Thom Devereux