What time does the AFL Grand Final start?

The Demons are looking to snap a 57-year premiership drought, having not won a flag since 1964 — coincidentally the same year Tokyo previously hosted an Olympic Games.Watch Fox Footy‘s massive line-up of Grand Final week coverage on Kayo including live pre-game, halftime and post-game coverage with full analysis from the best team in the business. New to Kayo? Try 14-days free >Meanwhile, the Bulldogs are hoping to replicate their fairytale 2016 run by winning the flag from outside the top four.What time is the AFL Grand Final?With the match being played at Perth’s Optus Stadium, the first bounce will take place during the twilights hours of Saturday evening at 5.15pm local time, or 7.15pm AEST.Here’s what time first bounce is around the country:Melbourne – 7.15pmSydney – 7.15pmBrisbane – 7.15pmPerth – 5.15pmAdelaide – 6.45pmHobart – 7.15pmCoverage of the season finale will commence on Channel 7 and 7HD from 2pm AEST.Meanwhile, Fox Footy will be running a full day of football coverage beginning from 2pm through to 11.15pm. You can also watch a replay of the Grand Final on Fox Footy from 11.15pm.What is the Grand Final pre-match entertainment?The official festivities begin at 6.15pm AEST, including the pre-match entertainment and the performance of the Welcome to Country and national anthem.Last week, the AFL announced the line-up for the match day entertainment, including a half time performance from Perth-based alternative rock group Birds of Tokyo alongside the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.This year’s pre-match entertainment is loaded with West Australian talent, including John Butler, Eskimo Joe, Abbe May, indie phenom Stella Donnelly, Men at Work’s Colin Hay and Young Australian of the Year Baker Boy.The Waifs’ Donna Simpson and Vikki Thorn and Indigenous duo Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse will also feature.Mike Brady’s iconic performance of “Up There Cazaly” will once again be beamed into the venue from Melbourne due to Covid-19 restrictions, while Noongar cultural ambassador Richard Walley will conduct the Welcome to Country.

How to live stream the 2021 AFL Grand Final

Fans are counting down to the opening bounce of Melbourne’s clash against the Western Bulldogs tonight as the Demons look to break an agonising 57-year wait for a premiership.Taking place in Perth for the first time, the AFL Grand Final will start at 5.15pm local time — which is 7.15pm AEST.Watch Fox Footy‘s massive line-up of Grand Final week coverage on Kayo including live pre-game, halftime and post-game coverage with full analysis from the best team in the business. New to Kayo? Try 14-days free >How to watch the AFL Grand FinalThe AFL Grand Final can be watched on free-to-air channel Channel 7 and 7HD from 2pm.The match can be live streamed on 7 Plus, but only with the following devices:Apple TVTelstra TVFetch TVSamsung Tizen (2019 or later)LG 2017Android TV/Google TV (but only on Smart TVs or with a Set Top Box)PlayStation 4PlayStation 5Importantly, you will not be able watch the contest on desktop, tablet or mobile devices.You also can’t use a Chromecast to cast the AFL Grand Final to a television.Footy fans outside of Australia can watch the action on Watch AFL, featuring a special subscription price of AU$40 to stream the Grand Final. Watch AFL can be used on phones, tablets, desktop, Chromecast, Airplay or the Apple TV app.Meanwhile, Fox Footy is running a blockbuster day of football coverage beginning from 2pm through to 11.15pm. You can also watch a replay of the grand final on Fox Footy from 11.15pm.The official pre-match festivities begin from 6.15pm, including the pre-match entertainment and the performance of the Welcome to Country and national anthem.