BAG POLICY: No backpacks, sports bags or bags larger than 30cms x 30cms x 30cms in size are permitted.

Please note: For this event all beverages sold or brought into the venue are required to be decanted into 600ml cups provided

One of the most critically acclaimed and successful hip hop artists of our time KENDRICK LAMAR has announced an Australian tour in support of his fourth album DAMN.. The 2018 Pulitzer Prize and twelve-time GRAMMY Award winning artist will make his highly anticipated return to our shores in July for a series of arena shows in Perth, Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney, and to headline the sold-out Splendour in the Grass festival in Byron Bay. Live Nation are thrilled to announce Californian R&B / neo-soul singer and Top Dawg Entertainment artist SiR has been announced as national support

Lamar is currently riding high on the Australian charts with his #2 smash hit soundtrack album Black Panther: The Album and collaborations with SZA (‘All the Stars’), The Weeknd (‘Pray for Me’) and Skrillex (‘Humble’) – all top 5 hits. As well as his chart domination, Lamar made history earlier this month to become the first ever popular music artist to take out the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for music.

Having recently taken the DAMN. tour across the UK and Europe, set lists were built from Kendrick Lamar’s multi-Platinum selling catalogue, including good kid, m.A.A.d city (2012) – featuring ‘Swimming Pools (Drank)’, and ‘Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe’ – To Pimp A Butterfly (2015) – featuring ‘King Kunta’, ‘Alright’, ‘i’ – and compilation album untitled unmastered.

Prohibited Items

In addition to the venue’s conditions of entry, the following Items are not allowed into the arena.

  • Backpacks, sports bags and any bags larger than 30cm x 30cm
  • Bottles and cans (all sizes)
  • Posters, banners or flags larger than 1m x 1m
  • Professional cameras and point & shoot cameras (personal camera phones will be permitted)


Cloaking is available at Rod Laver Arena free of charge. Patrons may cloak items at the yellow booth on the oval prior to entering the Arena. Cloaking will also be available at the internal information booth between doors 4 & 5.


All general admission queuing will be conducted via the Southern Oval Entrance.

We encourage all patrons to arrive no earlier than 08:00am on the day of the show. Early arriving patrons please ensure you eat and drink throughout the day to look after yourself. Venue security will not be responsible for keeping the order of the line, the line will be self-policed, and we strongly encourage you to look after one another, and respect where each person is in the line. There will be a Café open (weekdays only) and drinking water fountains are available near the queueing area.

Security Checks
As a standard condition of entry into Rod Laver Arena, patrons will be subject to searches, wanding and ticket check. We encourage patrons to arrive early and limit the number of items brought to this event to alleviate queue times.

Public Transport
Public transport is the quickest and easiest way to get to and from an event at Melbourne & Olympic Parks, with train, tram and bus options all operating frequently to the precinct.  Patrons are strongly encouraged to catch public transport and further details, including transport route information, can be found here.

Limited parking is available in the Eastern Plaza car park via Olympic Boulevard and discounted advance bookings are available online (bookings must be made by midnight the day prior to the event).  Further detail regarding parking options for the precinct is available here

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 show.



Kendrick Lamar

Friday 13 & Saturday 14 July

Box Office: 4.30pm

Outer Doors: 6.00pm

Ticketed Start Time: 7.30pm