Melbourne Cricket Ground - All tickets sold for Dreamtime at the 'G
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All tickets sold for Dreamtime at the 'G

May 19, 2012

Essendon's Paddy Ryder in action in Dreamtime at the 'G.Public reserved seats and standing room have sold out for Saturday night's Dreamtime at the 'G match between Essendon and Richmond.

The match will commence at 7.50pm and entry gates will open at 4.00pm.

Last year, a crowd of 83,563 attended Dreamtime and, with Essendon in great form and the Tigers building momentum, an 80,000-plus attendance is again expected.

The match is a highlight of AFL Indigenous Round.

Dreamtime at the ‘G will feature a spectacular line-up of performers including Shane Howard and his band along with Dan Sultan, Amy Saunders,  Emma  Donovan, William Barton, Bart Willoughby and  Tjimba Possum Burns.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the iconic Goanna song ‘Solid Rock’ from the landmark best-selling 1982 album Spirit of Place will feature.

The prematch entertainment will also include the creation story of Boorimul and Gurook from the Wurundjeri of the Kulin nation using dance, puppetry and lighting.

Wurundjeri elder Aunty Joy Murphy-Wandin will conduct a ‘Welcome to Country’ ceremony to welcome the clubs and spectators to the traditional lands of the local Indigenous community. 

Dreamtime at the 'G Running Sheet

2.00pm            Long Walk activities commence at Federation Square
4.00pm            MCG gates open
4.10pm            Curtain-raiser match commences
6.20pm            Long Walk leave Birrarung Marr for the MCG
7.00pm            600 walkers enter the MCG as part of pre-match entertainment
7.08pm            Pre-match entertainment commences
7.45pm            Welcome to Country Ceremony performed by Aunty Joy Murphy-Wandin
7.50pm            Match commences
9.00 (appx)      Half Time
10.25pm (appx) Match concludes. Presentation of the Yiooken award

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