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Dan Sultan with special guest Paul Kelly to perform at the 2019 Reclink Community Cup

Reclink Australia is thrilled to announce that Dan Sultan and special guest Paul Kelly will perform an unforgettable set, along with Magic Dirt and Baker Boy who will rock the stage at the 25th Reclink Community Cup in Melbourne. 

Also at this year’s Cup, we are excited to have RVG, hailing from the northern suburbs of Melbourne, bringing their incisive post-punk/retro-pop and downright infectious hooks to the stage.

These announcements finalise the line-up for the 25th Reclink Community Cup and joining the stunning line-up are previously announced Harvey Sutherland; as well as kids entertainment by YSB & Lit Queens gracing the stage. 

This year’s theme ‘From Little Things Big Things Grow’ ties in perfectly with the classic hit song of the same name by the legendary songwriter/musicians, Paul Kelly and Kev Carmody. 

“We are thrilled to have such talented and aspirational musicians performing at the 25th Melbourne Reclink Community Cup, what better way to celebrate and commemorate 25 years of community footy and live music than with such incredible talent?” said CEO John Ballis. 

Dan Sultan has been a singular musical presence in Australia since the release of his first album, 2006’s Homemade Biscuits, straddling genres and celebrating the diversity of his audiences.

"Yeah nah look, obviously it's really pleasing to once again be a part of arguably the most important day on the football calendar. And ah, yeah nah look, obviously it's really pleasing to be teaming up with my old coach, mentor and most powerful footballing inspiration again is something that is really pleasing. And ah, yeah nah look, obviously just gonna take it one Community Cup at a time and ah yah nah look obviously GO ROCKDOGS!" said Dan Sultan (channelling his best inner pro AFL player persona).

Ex-Rockdog coach, Paul Kelly has recorded over 21 studio albums as well as several film soundtracks (Lantana and the Cannes 2006 highlight, Jindabyne) and two live albums, in an influential career spanning more than thirty years. He was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 1997, with many of his songs now lodged deep in the Australian psyche.

Magic Dirt, the seminal female-fronted alternative rock band of the '90s formed in 1991 out of the dust and noise of the industrial town of Geelong. Their second EP, 'Life Was Better', debuted at number 1 on the alternative charts staying there for a staggering 75 weeks.

Melbourne native Janette Pitruzzello aka DJ JNETT has been spinning records and creating heat in Melbourne’s music industry since the early 90s. Having previously presented ABC’s legendary live & dance music TV show Recovery, DJ JNETT has since played a significant role in influencing and inspiring her community through local media; a consistency which has spanned throughout her career to her soulful and eclectic radio program on Melbourne’s PBS.FM, Are You Ready?
Funds raised through the Reclink Community Cup series support Reclink Australia’s work with disadvantaged communities across Australia. From its inception back in 1993, the Melbourne event now rallies more than 12,000 avid followers who collectively raise over $150,000 every year for the cause.

Reclink Australia delivers specialist sport, recreation, and arts programs for at-risk youth, people with mental illness or disability, people experiencing homelessness and domestic violence, and those facing alcohol, gambling, and substance addictions.

Get out your beanie and footy scarf and join us to celebrate 25 years of the Reclink Cup – with $25 gate entry for big kids and just $5 for the under 16s, it’s sure to be a fun-filled day!

25th Anniversary 2019 Melbourne Reclink Community Cup
Sunday 23 June
Victoria Park 
Cnr Abbot & Lulie Streets
Abbotsford VIC 3067

Baker Boy
Dan Sultan with special guest Paul Kelly
Harvey Sutherland
Magic Dirt
YSB & Lit Queens

Interviews are available, please contact us to arrange. 

Tickets now on sale via Oztix –
Adults – $20 plus booking fee
Kids under 16 - $5 plus booking fee

Adults - $25 at the gate

Gates open at 11 am
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Publicity & Media Enquiries: Rebecca Reato 0403 999 184 /

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