For a city that’s turning 105, Canberra sure knows how to celebrate in style. We’re bringing some of the hottest names in local music to the capital for your entertainment this Canberra Day, supported by CBR.
Set in Commonwealth Park and framed by one of Canberra’s most iconic locations, Lake Burley Griffin, these birthday celebrations will unfold on 12 March in front of the perfect backdrop.
As always there will be thrilling amusement park rides, a food hub with local traders, activities and entertainment for kids, and a program bursting to the seams with live music.
Headlining Canberra Day 2018 is multi-platinum Brisbane sibling super-group Sheppard, recently returned from their Edge Of The Night Tour across the United States.
The ARIA award winning group, known for their US top 40 hit Geronimo which went platinum in 21 countries, has further cemented their global status with the release of Coming Home. The band’s new single and recent tour comes on the heels of two huge 2017 tours – a main support slot with Justin Bieber on his latest Australian trek and a UK run with Little Mix on their Summer Shout Out Tour.
It is safe to say Sheppard have amassed a strong local and international following, infiltrating the music scene with their alternative indie pop sound. They are set to get your heart pumping and feet moving as you sing and dance the day away.
Singer-songwriter and former triple j unearthed winner, Ali Barter, is also set to shine on Stage 88. After years of touring and supporting the likes of The War On Drugs, The Jezabels and City Calm Down, she recently released her debut album ‘A Suitable Girl’ to rave reviews, followed by a national sold out Australian album tour.
Canberra’s own Lucy Sugerman will also take to the stage. Crowned Australian National Busking Champion for two years running, the sixteen-year-old performer and songwriter, former Voice Australia finalist and festival regular has been performing around the capital since she was just nine years old. Her angelic voice and incredible range are sure to surprise and captivate the Canberra crowd.
Kids will also get the chance to dance, play and laugh as fan favourite, Lah-Lah’s Big Live Band, takes to Stage 88 in the early afternoon. Stripy-socked singing sensation Lah-Lah and her Big Live Band introduce children and their families to the wonderful world of music and musical instruments with their top rating TV shows and award winning live performances.
Complement the exceptional musical offering with a delicious treat from the food hub. You will be spoilt for food choices with the likes of Kransky Brothers, Kombean, 2 Smoking Barrels and De Wafel setting up shop nearby.
Celebrate Canberra Day on 12 March in Commonwealth Park. For more information, check out enlightencanberra.com/cd