With the grand unveiling of Allianz Stadium just a few months away, it seems the Sydney Football Stadium’s $828 million redesign is receiving quite the opening ceremony in the form of not one, but two concerts from outrageously popular showman Bruno Mars. And considering the hitmaker has sold out all three of his most recent Australian tours, having him perform exclusively to mark the occasion certainly ain’t a bad catch for the state government.
Bruno Mars will be the very first performer to officially play at Allianz Stadium shortly after the venue opens, locking in two back-to-back shows in mid-October — his first in Australia since 2018. While it’ll be the first major concert to really test the limits of the new stadium, a smaller free-entry concert will serve as a smaller opener for the 45,000-capacity venue a few weeks earlier, headlined by Guy Sebastian and Baker Boy on August 28th. In terms of sport, Allianz Stadium will host its first NRL match – Roosters v South Sydney – on September 2nd.
The new Allianz Stadium will have three major tenants moving forward. Those being the Sydney Roosters, New South Wales Waratahs, and Sydney FC. But there should also be a very long and large-scale roster of concerts as well. Already, we know that Elton John will perform his final Sydney show ever there on January 18th and Justin Bieber is also scheduled to take the stage just a month after Mars on November 29th.
The arrival of Allianz Stadium and the inevitable list of touring musicians should be welcome news for anyone tired of trudging out to Olympic Park just to see some of the world’s biggest artists at Accor Stadium and Qudos Bank Arena. These venues will still be receiving their fair share of headlining acts, such as The Killers, Arctic Monkeys and Dua Lipa, of course. While Allianz Stadium can fit almost 50,000 punters, Accor Stadium still has the largest capacity at just over 80,000.
Tickets for the Bruno Mars Sydney concerts will go on sale from 1 PM on Thursday, August 11th. If you want tickets earlier, there’s also a Telstra Plus pre-sale set to run for 48 hours from Monday, August 8th.
Bruno Mars Sydney Tour 2023
Friday, October 14 – Allianz Stadium, Sydney
Saturday, October 15 – Allianz Stadium, Sydney