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Crows and Blues to kick off Gather Round

Adelaide and Carlton will kick off AFL's Gather Round in Adelaide next April when all 18 teams converge on the city for Round 5.

Officially dubbed 'Gather Round for A Festival of Footy' by the AFL, clubs will play nine matches over four days at three different venues with the Crows and Blues first-up on Thursday, April 13 at Adelaide Oval.

The Oval is the centrepiece of the round, hosting six matches including double-headers on Saturday and Sunday, while Norwood Oval will host two matches.

Fremantle and Gold Coast will play a Friday twilight game at the home of the reigning SANFL premiers the 'Redlegs', while GWS and Hawthorn will meet there on Sunday afternoon.

Brisbane and North Melbourne will play in the Adelaide Hills (Summit Sports and Recreation Park, Mount Barker) on Saturday afternoon.

No team will officially be the home team during this round with match day colours worked out in consultation with clubs next year.

All club members will get free entry to their team's match while general admission tickets are $30 with kids under 15 free.

Round 5:

Thursday, April 13 (all times AEST):

Adelaide vs. Carlton at Adelaide Oval, 7:40pm

Friday, April 14:

Fremantle vs. Gold Coast at Norwood Oval, 5.10pm

Richmond vs. Sydney at Adelaide Oval, 8:10pm

Saturday, April 15:

Brisbane vs. North Melbourne at Adelaide Hills (Mount Barker), 1:10pm

Essendon vs. Melbourne at Adelaide Oval, 4:10pm

Port Adelaide vs. Western Bulldogs at Adelaide Oval, 7:50pm

Sunday, April 16:

Geelong vs. West Coast at Adelaide Oval, 1:10pm

GWS vs. Hawthorn at Norwood Oval, 3:20pm

Collingwood vs St Kilda at Adelaide Oval, 4:50pm.