If your idea of a perfect summer day consists of nothing more than sport and music, then there’s a pretty strong chance you’re going to want to head along to next year’s Australian Open, which has today announced the bands who will be appearing at their nightly concert series.

Fans might remember this year’s debut concert series, which saw the Australian Open bring bands such as DMA’s, The Temper Trap, The Living End, Birds Of Tokyo, Jimmy Eat World, and Bad//Dreems out to help cap off an intense day of tennis. Emboldened by the response they received with these gigs, the tennis institution has once again named an impressive lineup of local and international acts who are set to appear at next year’s event.

Kicking off the festivities on January 14th will be legendary Cold Chisel frontman Jimmy Barnes, supported by Dallas Crane. Performing on the eve of the Australian Open, Barnes’ performance will be a special event, organised as a FightMND concert, a benefit gig to help raise funds for Motor Neurone Disease. While there’s no word yet on whether or not Barnsey will showcase his now-viral support slot on Kirin J. Callinan’s ‘Big Enough’ single, we can only hope.

Other local acts joining the bill include Illy, Client Liaison, Hoodoo Gurus, Bliss N Eso, Meg Mac, Tina Arena, and The Rubens, who recently returned with their new single, ‘Million Man’. ARIA Hall of Famer Daryl Braithwaite has also been announced, serving as the support for James Reyne and his performance of Australian Crawl classics.

Of course, the Australian Open hasn’t stopped there, also letting slip that a few big international names are set to appear, including Rudimental, and TLC, who released their first (and final) album in 15 years, TLC, back in June.

It all kicks off on January 14th and runs nightly until January 28th at Birrarung Marr in Melbourne. Check out the Australian Open’s website for more details.

Check out The Rubens’ new single, ‘Million Man’, below.

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Australian Open 2018 Lineup

Sunday, January 14th, 2018
Jimmy Barnes
Dallas Crane

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Monday, January 15th, 2018
Vera Blue
Dean Lewis

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018
The Jungle Giants
The Creases

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
James Reyne plays Australian Crawl
Daryl Braithwaite

Thursday, January 18th, 2018
Meg Mac
Angie McMahon

Friday, January 19th, 2018
Hoodoo Gurus
Davey Lane

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

Sunday, January 21st, 2018

Monday, January 22nd, 2018
Pierce Brothers
Ash Grunwald

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018
The Rubens
Gretta Ray

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
Client Liaison
Northeast Party House

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Friday, January 26th, 2018
Bliss n Eso

Saturday, January 27th, 2018
Tina Arena
Ali Barter

Sunday, January 28th, 2018
DJ Horizon