Promises made are promises kept. CHILDISH GAMBINO has confirmed his return to Australia in 2019 after vowing “I will be back” and the shock news of having to postpone his SOLD-OUT Australian tour in late 2018. Confirmed at the top of this year’s Splendour in the Grass line-up and Spinoff Festival in Adelaide, the Grammy, Golden Globe and Emmy-Award winning artist will perform to fans across Australia with a run of sideshows across the country.

Key information

Show dates: Wednesday 17 July

Tickets On-sale: Tickets are on-sale now via Ticketek Australia.

Start time: 7:30pm

Parking: Parking at Melbourne Park is limited and should be pre-booked.

Public transport: Rod Laver Arena is accessible by tram, train and bus. The arena is walking distance from Richmond Station and Flinders Street Station.

Conditions of entry: Backpacks of any size or type are not permitted into the venue. All other bags must be under 30x30cm. Bottles cannot be brought into Rod Laver Arena for this event. All drinks sold in the arena will be decanted into 600ml cups provided. Guests should read and understand our conditions of entry prior to booking tickets or attending the event.

Premium experiences

Superboxes: Rod Laver Arena has 31 Superboxes for hire on an event by event or year round basis, offering delicious in box catering. Please contact our Premier Events & Experiences team for more information.

Upper Deck: Perched high above it all, Upper Deck is Melbourne's freshest and most unique open air roof top bar. Boasting birds-eye views of the MCG, AAMI park and the city sky line, its the perfect place to get your next special night at Rod Laver Arena started in style. With a casual bar menu and comprehensive drinks list, Upper Deck offers a next level experience for one and all. Upper Deck will be open from 5.30pm.

Childish Gambino at Rod Laver Arena

Since his debut album “Camp” (2011), “Because the Internet” (2013) and “Awaken, My Love!” (2016), Childish Gambino’s impressive catalogue of music has continuously received critical praise – beginning with Grammy Awards in 2015 which saw him claim ‘Best Rap Album’ for “Because the Internet” and ‘Best Rap Performance’ for his single “3005". In 2018 he was nominated for five Grammy Awards including, ‘Album of the Year’ for “Awaken, My Love!”  and ‘Record of the Year’ for the hit "Redbone," winning the Grammy for ‘Best Traditional R&B Performance’.

Stepping away from Childish Gambino, Donald Glover’s scope of talent is seemingly boundless, extending to writing, directing and acting credits on hugely successful TV shows such as “30 Rock” and “Community”, and he is the force behind the critically acclaimed series, “Atlanta”. Additionally, Glover has numerous movie credits, most recently playing Lando Calrissian in “Solo: A Star Wars Story” and is cast as the voice of Simba for Disney's remake of “The Lion King”.

With Childish Gambino’s 2018 Australian tour selling out within minutes of going on general sale to the public, these select festival sideshows are not to be missed. With the Grammy-award winning artist repeatedly stating that any upcoming performance is likely to be among his final ever, there’s no doubt that fans will need to move swiftly to secure tickets.

Only tickets purchased from our official ticketing partner; Ticketek, are valid for this event. Tickets purchased through any other sources may not be valid and you may not be admitted into the venue.





Childish Gambino

Wednesday 17 July

Box Office: 5.00pm

Upper Deck Open: 5.30pm

Outer Doors: 6.00pm

Inner Doors: 6.45pm

Show Start Time: 7.30pm

Event Concludes: 10.00pm approx.