Public Enemy

On The Grid 35th Anniversary Tour


Saturday 5 October 2024

6:30 pm


John Cain Arena


Adults from $99.90

* Based on the lowest adult price listed via Ticketek. Subject to availability and fees.

Hall of Fame inductees, hip-hop revolutionaries, and social rights activists Public Enemy will return to Melbourne this October for their much-anticipated ‘On The Grid 35th Anniversary Tour.

Fighting the power with them will be none other than Australian hip-hop duo, A.B. Original.

Running Times
  • Gates Open: 5:00pm
    • Gate 6 (via Western Plaza)
    • Gate 7 West / East (via Olympic Boulevard)
    • Gate 8 (via Eastern Plaza)
  • Start Time: 6:30pm
  • Event Concludes: 11:00pm

Note: Times are approx. and subject to change without notice.

Important Event Information
  • There are several options for your journey to John Cain Arena:
    • Public transport is the quickest and easiest option. Before you attend, plan ahead and allow extra travel time for any major disruptions.
    • Parking is available at the Eastern Plaza Car Park (Entrance D, Olympic Boulevard). We strongly recommend pre-booking; drive-up spaces are subject to availability. Bookings close at midnight the night before the event.
      • Note: Accessible parking must be pre-booked via Ticketek
  • To ensure a smooth entry into the venue, download your tickets to your Digital Wallet.
  • Bags must be A4 size or smaller. Larger bags are not permitted.
  • Cloaking is available via the Information Desk (Gate 6 & 8). Any prohibited items listed in the venue Conditions of Entry will not be accepted for cloaking.
  • All retail outlets are cashless. Any transactions must be made using a credit or debit card. 
  • If you have purchased a VIP package, the event promoter will be in contact with details regarding your experience.

Note: This event may contain sequences of flashing lights, laser, strobe, haze and pyrotechnics which may affect guests who are susceptible to photo sensitivities and medical conditions.

Plan Your Visit


Public Enemy

Public Enemy was formed in 1985 in Long Island, New York, by friends Chuck D and Flavor Flav and their debut album, Yo! Bum Rush The Show (1987), laid the foundation for their revolutionary sound, blending assertive beats with sharp social commentary.

Commencing as an opening act for the Beastie Boys, it was their sophomore effort, It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (1988), that catapulted them to international fame, helping them to collect a long list of accolades including induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.

Their 1990 album Fear of a Black Planet gave us the raucous Black anthem that defined a nation, “Fight the Power.”


A.B. Original

A.B. Original is the collaboration between artist, activist and author Briggs and MC and multi-ARIA Award-winning producer Trials.

Indigenous artists from Yorta Yorta and Ngarrindjeri country respectively, A.B. Original are known for their fearless address of racial, societal and systemic injustice.

Their purpose is to stand, call out and challenge the status quo of Australia, and provide truth-telling through First Nations’ perspectives on history, society and the Australian national narrative.

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