AFL Dreamtime At The G Music Line-up Drops

18 May 2023 | 9:17 am | Mary Varvaris

The Dreamtime At The G match will be available to watch from 7 pm AEST this Saturday on Channel 7, Foxtel and Kayo.

Photo of Bumpy, Fred Leone & Mo'Ju

Photo of Bumpy, Fred Leone & Mo'Ju (Credit: Georgia Mein, Rod Hunt, Supplied)

This week’s AFL matches are part of the Sir Doug Nicholls Round, a weekend-long celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

This Saturday, 20 May, Richmond (Quo-yung) and Essendon (Tullamarine) will lead the Dreamtime At The G match. This morning, the AFL revealed the pre-match and half-time entertainment line-up.

The highly anticipated Dreamtime At The G match will begin with a Welcome To Country conducted by senior Aboriginal Elder of the Wurundjeri People of Melbourne and surrounds Aunty Joy Murphy AO.

Then comes the pre-match entertainment, which features Butchulla artist Fred Leone and ARIA-nominated musician and songwriter Mo’Ju. The pair will be joined by Wurundjeri dance groups Djirri Djirri, Bandok Tati and Dreamtime Contemporary Dancers. 

Half-time entertainment sees the return of Mo’Ju in a performance by the Archie Roach Band. Amos Roach (son of Archie) will take the stage, alongside award-winning singer-songwriter Bumpy, Radical Son, and AFL Hall Of Famer Michael Long.

Together, the team will deliver a rendition of Archie Roach’s Colour Of Your Jumper in tribute to the 30th anniversary of AFL footballer Nicky Winmar’s courageous stance against racism in the sport.

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The Dreamtime At The G match will be available to watch from 7 pm AEST this Saturday on Channel 7, Foxtel and Kayo. You can find the key timings for watching the entertainment and the match below, via the AFL website.

“I’m so excited, I feel so honoured - it’s such a dream show to play,” Bumpy said in a statement. “I’ve been going since I was a little kid, so it’s very surreal to think that I’m going to be on the field performing. It’s so beautiful that we’re coming together for the indigenous round and just sharing the space with all mob and celebrating.”

Bumpy and Mo’Ju and rapper Tasman Keith are also mentors for the Coles First Nations Pathway Program’s music division.

The Coles First Nations Pathway Program works to provide an immersive educational experience for aspiring First Nations artists by providing expert one-on-one mentoring sessions and masterclass workshops.  

Bumpy added, “The biggest thing that I personally got out of it (Coles First Nations Pathway Program) was being in the space with First Nations creatives and being able to have the conversations that we can’t really have in other music and industry spaces. Talking about how we all navigate it safely and our different experiences and understanding each other’s creative process while we’re writing.”

“I’m so excited that they’re (Mushroom Group) putting it on for the second year and are able to grow that program.”


  • 7.03 pm: Pre-match entertainment commences featuring Fred Leone, Mo’Ju and Djirri Djirri and Bandok Tati and Dreamtime Contemporary Dancers and Welcome to Country conducted by Aunty Joy Murphy.
  • 7.12 pm: Pre-match entertainment concludes
  • 7.34 pm: Dreamtime Ceremony performance by Essendon and Richmond Football Clubs
  • 7.38 pm: Coin Toss
  • 7.40 pm: Match Start
  • Half-time: Half Time performance on Ponsford stage from Archie Roach band featuring, Michael Long, Amos Roach, Bumpy, Mo’Ju and Radical Son
  • Post Game: Presentation of Yiooken Trophy to best on ground by Aunty Pam Pederson OAM & Michael Long.