This year, it’s time to Beanie On, Play On, as the Big Freeze makes its triumphant return to the MCG. With Big Freeze 8 just around the corner, we’re turning the G’ blue, with a crowd full of beanies, and the much-anticipated Big Freeze celebrity slide taking pride of place in the stands.
What’s On – June 13
After two years of interruptions, the Big Freeze will also see the return of the much-loved March to the ‘G from Federation Square, along Daniher’s Way. Not to be outdone, Collingwood will also play host to their own community festival at the AIA Centre with activities for the whole family to enjoy.
In an exciting addition, this year is proving to be bigger and better than ever with a world class musical performance from hometown hero, Vance Joy!
Following the iconic March to the ‘G, gates to the MCG are set to open from 12:30pm, with festivities kicking off as Vance Joy takes to the stage, performing hits like Missing Piece, and his new single Clarity from his forthcoming album ‘In Our Own Sweet Time’ (out June 10).
Then get ready to watch your favourite Aussie celebrities take on the Big Freeze slide, plunging into the icy cold waters (featuring an array of crazy cool costumes).
Over the course of the day, take in the excitement of the iconic clash between Melbourne and Collingwood, with match kick off set for 3:20pm, and the day reaches fever pitch as the players take the field.
FightMND and the FightMND Army will be out in force, standing alongside you all, collecting donations and spreading awareness of the battle against the Beast.
Forgot to bring your beanie along? There will be plenty of opportunities to pick one up, with stalls situated around the MCG selling this year’s limited edition Big Freeze 8 beanie.
As one of the biggest events in the AFL calendar, the Big Freeze encourages footy fans of all teams to come together to raise funds for vital research into MND.
It’s time to get ready to gear up and head on down to the MCG on 13 June, the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, to take part in all the fun.
FightMND heads to Optus Stadium and Adelaide Oval (18 June)
This year also sees the introduction of two additional matches, as we turn Adelaide and Perth Big Freeze blue too!
On Saturday 18 June, South Australians can head over to Adelaide Oval for a special Port Adelaide vs Sydney Swans game. Grab your beanies and turn Adelaide Oval blue as FightMND and the FightMND Army come out in force!
We’ll be there, collecting donations and spreading awareness of the battle against the Beast. If you’d like to help, there’s still time to volunteer for the Adelaide game, and join in the fight! We can’t wait to turn Adelaide blue with all of you.
Over in Perth, you can also catch the West Coast Eagles take on Geelong at Optus Stadium on 18 June. Help us turn Optus Stadium blue by donning your Big Freeze 8 beanie and filling the stands with support for FightMND.
FightMND be there with you all, raising vital funds for MND research, and helping Perth and West Australians take on the battle against the Beast. If you’d like to join us in the fight, you can sign up to volunteer at the game and help beat the Beast. See you there!