The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s annual Australia Day event will head in a fresh new direction for 2018, with a late afternoon festival feel that kicks on in to the first Sunset at the Soundshell concert for the year with headline act Andtipodean Rock Collective, and ending in a fireworks spectacular.
CEO John Walker said that after following the same format for several years, it was exciting to see the event take a new direction.
“We’ve looked at what families want to be doing on Australia Day, and made the event into a great family festival, with the Australia Day activities combining with the concert and fireworks, which means people can come down and relax and just have a great time,” he said.
“Australia Day is a day that our community likes to celebrate, and with the entertainment we’ve got lined up for our first Sunset at the Soundshell concert, I think that’s guaranteed. The Antipodean Rock Collective is made up of Aussie rock stars from Spiderbait, Powderfinger, You Am I and JET, supported by local band Powder Keg, so it’s going to be good.
“The Aussie Day Festival is a collaboration between the combined Rotary Clubs of Boulder, Hannans and Kalgoorlie, and the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, and it’s really great to see these clubs coming on board again for something a bit different.”
The Aussie Day Festival will take place in Centennial Park from 5:30pm on 26 January, with delicious roast meat rolls served by the combined Rotary Clubs, the announcement of the Australia Day Award winners, including the Australia Day Citizen Award, the Australia Day Community Group or Community Event of the Year Award and the Annual Walk of Fame Award.
The event will also host the first Citizenship Ceremony of the year, with the City this year expecting to welcome about 50 new Australians. There will be live music and entertainment provided by local musicians, a bouncy castle, and a meat pie making competition and an Australia Day Best Dressed competition.
From 12pm – 4pm, families can cool off at the Goldfields Oasis with free entry and free access to the inflatables between 12pm and 4pm.
For more information contact the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder of Kalgoorlie-Boulder on 9021 9600 or visit the website www.ckb.wa.gov.au