CITIZENSHIP CEREMONY & WELCOME
WELCOME CEREMONY | 8am
See more than 500 Aboriginal singers and dancers perform around a corroborree sand circle during a rare gathering. The unique healing ceremony will include a traditional dance with Parramatta’s Darug Elders and Yolngu mob from North East Arnhem Land’s Yothu Yindi & The Treaty Project , in order to reconnect Songlines, compromised since colonisation.
CITIZENSHIP CEREMONY | 9.30am-10.30am
Witness more than 1500 people become citizens during Australia's largest Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony hosted by distinguished journalist, public speaker and actor, Kumud Merani, with a National Anthem performance by Ricky Nifo & Circular Quays.
RICKY NIFO - CITIZENSHIP CEREMONY NATIONAL ANTHEM | 9.30am
Enjoy the soulful sounds of Western Sydney local and The Voice AU 2018 singing sensation Ricky Nifo as he performs the National Anthem during Australia's largest Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony.
YOTHU YINDI & THE TREATY PROJECT
YOTHU YINDI & THE TREATY PROJECT | 10:30am
Don't miss Australia's most successful and internationally renowned Aboriginal band at Australia Day Parramatta as they showcase their fusion of traditional music and performance with contemporary rock.
Yothu Yindi & The Treaty Project was inspired by the new remix package celebrating the 25th anniversary of Youthu Yindi's ‘Treaty', featuring original Yothu Yindi members, emerging First Nations artists and special guests performing impressive new remixes of classic Yothu Yindi hits. Don't miss this exciting new, electronica-driven formation of the ARIA Hall Of Fame inductees.
CLASSIC HITS LIVE
CLASSIC HITS LIVE | 6pm-9pm
1 day. 11 acts. 50 massive hits.
See 11 legendary Aussie rocks acts perform on stage, before concluding with one massive grand final medley.
The Chantoozies - Australia's favourite pop girl band.
Dale Ryder (Boom Crash Opera) - one of the hottest live acts in the country with hit singles Great Wall, Hands Up in the Air, Onion Skin, The Best Thing and Dancing In the Storm.
Eurogliders - they took the charts by storm in the 1980s with hit single 'Heaven (Must Be There).
Swanee - a classic Australian rock artist known for If I Were a Carpenter, Lady What's Your Name and Gloria.
Matt Finish - Classic Australian rock band, known for hit 'Short Note'
Real Life - known for internationally renowned hits 'Send me and Angel', 'Catch Me I'm Falling' and 'Always'.
Ross Wilson - 2 time ARIA Hall of Fame Inductee and founder of Daddy Cool & Mondo Rock.
Sean Kelly (Models) - lead singer of Models, known for massive hits including the Number 1 hit Out Of Mind Out Of Sight, Barbados, and Big On Love.
Sharon O'Neil - New Zealand singer-songwriter with hit 'Maxine'.
Steve Kilbey (The Church) - singer, songwriter and bass guitarist of 'The Church', Steve Kilbey is a songwriter with many musical tongues and 750 original songs including 'Under The Milky Way'.
Grant Walmsley (The Screaming Jets) - founder and songwriter/guitarist of the legendary 'The Screaming Jets' with hits 'Better' and 'Shiver'.