It's back in 2021!

The Powercor Country Festival in 2021 will continue to support our regional communities and producers, and celebrate their contribution to our country, this year at GMHBA Stadium. 

Game Details:
Geelong Cats v Essendon 
Friday 2 July
Bounce 7.50pm
GMHBA Stadium 

VFL Curtain Raiser
Geelong Cats v Essendon
Bounce 4.10pm

What's On at the FREE FESTIVAL 

  • Sausage sizzle
  • Sheep shearing
  • Petting Zoo
  • Shop Cats Shop & Essendon Merch
  • Geelong Cats partner activations

Farmers' Market

Proudly presented by The Food Purveyor

The Farmers' Market will start at 4.00pm on Legends Plaza. 


Morris Finance Main Stage 

You can find the Morris Finance Main Stage, out the front of Legends Plaza, Charles Brownlow Stand

4.00 - 4.45 Mik Maks
5.00 - 5.30 Country Acoustic Duo 
5.45 - 6.15 Stan
6.30 - 7.30 The Davidson Brothers


What's On Game Day

  • See Half Cat and Clawdia
  • Live Music from our Marching Band
  • K rock Air Guitar Cam
  • Morris Finance Kick to Win
  • Fireworks on team entry


All patrons attending will be required to sign in with a QR code. This will add time to enter the venue. We strongly encourage all people attending the game to arrive early.


AFL & Victorian Government have yet to confirm crowd/crowd capacities to this match. Members will be communicated via email as soon as this is confirmed. 

Public Transport

Public Transport is a great way to get to GMHBA Stadium. 

Head to V/Line to plan out your trip.

To keep it COVID-safe it is advised that you wear a mask to and from the game especially when entering or exiting the stadium.

Port Phillip Ferries

Calling all Cats fans in Melbourne - Port Phillip Ferries has a special Game Day Ferry Service this Friday night that will get you and your crew from Docklands (5.30 pm) direct to GMHBA Stadium via a bus from the Geelong ferry terminal. Catch the fast ferry from Melbourne to Geelong in comfort and in style and forget the traffic and crowded trains. Click here for more information

Click here for more information

Car Parking

GMHBA Stadium encourages parking in surrounding streets of the stadium. There will be limited parking available at the stadium open from 9.00am. Public parking is accessible via Kilgour Street and Park Crescent. Parking is $10 and card only payment will be available (no cash).

Conditions of entry

For all information of conditions of entry please click here and more information on the game day please click here

Kardinia Stadium Trust FAQ's

Please click here to view the FAQ's

Sensory Room

The Sensory Room will be open at this event and is located in the Deakin Cats Community Centre, on the ground level of the Players Stand. To access the Sensory Zone from any other stand, please speak to our friendly ground staff and someone will escort you through.

Cashless Stadium

Due to Covid 19, GMHBA Stadium will now be a cashless stadium. ATM located outside the Cats Shop at Gate 13

Cats Shop

The Cats Shop will be opened from on match day. Shop the latest arrivals! Remember that all 2021 Members get 10% off. The Cats Shop will also be open for 1 hour post game. 

Covid Safe

Mask wearing is not mandatory, however as a precaution, please wear your mask when moving around the stadium and where you can not social distance. We encourage you to wear a masks at all times. Masks must be worn in indoor spaces at all times. 


Due to Covid-19 Government regulations four zones have been established for matches at GMHBA Stadium. All members will be allocated a zone number on their ticket and are to remain with their dedicated zone. More information click here


The match will be broadcast live on Channel 7, Fox Footy and Kayo