Aussie dance music sensation the Potbelleez and home grown talent Wes Carr will headline the FREE Australia Day in the City Concert in Elder Park on Saturday 26th January.
Over 35,000 South Aussies are expected to enjoy the festivities, which kicks off with a street parade from Victoria Square at 6pm featuring over 4,000 participants and 100 community groups.
The Parade will make its way down King William Street to Elder Park at 7pm for the family-friendly Australia Day Concert, presented by the Commonwealth Bank.
“Adelaide City Council is proud to host to the State’s major celebration of Australia Day,” Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood said.
“The parade and concert in Elder Park will be an excellent event for all South Australians to celebrate our day of Australian Pride.”
The concert will acknowledge the Aboriginal community with a traditional Kaurna welcome by Jack Buckskin, 2011 Finalist for Young Australian of the Year and a traditional dance performance by KUMA KARRO.
The headline acts will then have everyone on their feet, dancing the night away. The Potbelleez have had a very successful couple of years including Gold and Platinum singles “Hello” and “From the Music.”
“We’ve always enjoyed playing to the Adelaide crowds, and we can’t wait to come and show you what we’ve got on Australia Day!,” said Dave Goode from the Potbelleez.
Adelaide-born singer/songwriter Wes Carr has been touring his new project Buffalo Tales around the county said he loves coming back to play in Adelaide.
“The audiences are always so welcoming and supportive. It’s where I grew up; it’s my hometown and it will always have a special place in my heart,” he said.
The concert will end with a bang when the sky above the city lights up with a spectacular fireworks finale at 10pm, sponsored by Olympic Carports and Garages.
“It’s a fantastic line-up, so get your friends and family together and head down to Elder Park for a fun night of free, family friendly entertainment,” said Matthew Miles, Executive Officer of the Australia Day Council.
The Parade is one of the largest of its kind in the country and will include a number of exciting floats, 100 vintage vehicles, 30 horses, 15 marching bands, a giant echidna and a fly-past by an F-18 Hornet.
Australia Day in the City is presented by the Adelaide City Council and the Australia Day Council of South Australia.