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The Australian Open Wants Fans To Come Dressed As Harry Potter On January 27

Well, this a collaboration that no one saw coming.

The organisers of the Australian Open have announced a 'Harry Potter Day', to encourage more families to come and enjoy a day at the tennis.

On January 27 Australia's Grand Slam will have some magical family-friendly entertainment on offer too.

American tennis player Coco Gauff and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child actor Gyton Grantley trade wand and racquet. Image: Supplied

"We're extremely excited today. This is a first for the Australian Open." AO's Richard Heaselgrave said.

This is the future: not only just of tennis, but of course of people coming to a festival -- and that's what the Australian Open is.

Daniel Radcliffe in a scene from the film Harry Potter and the Chamber of secrets. Image: AAP

Families will be encouraged to dress up as their favourite Harry Potter characters on the day.

The popular movie series will also be shown on the big screen and the cast of Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, which is now playing in Melbourne, will be offering 'magic lessons' to fans. 

The Australian Open Festival completely transforms Melbourne Park. Image: Facebook
The 2020 Australian Open will feature Harry Potter Day on 27 January. Image: Facebook

Families also have the chance to win a trip to Harry Potter World in London. To enter, families must come dressed as their favourite characters from the Harry Potter series on the day.

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