Australian musician, composer and TV personality John Foreman returned in 2017 to the highly coveted role of Creative Director with the Australia Day Council of New South Wales.
With over 20 years of arts and music experience, the highly-awarded John Foreman will continue his role of creating a sensational and innovative event programme for Australia Day in Sydney.
From a prominent musical background, with accolades such as the famous Olympic “Flame” song for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Opening Ceremony, John has moved into television and event production and achieved record-breaking success.
In 2015, John was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division (OAM) for service to the performing arts.
John’s talent is a valuable addition to the Australia Day celebrations, certain to leave its lasting impression on new and favourite events.
“Australia has the most beautiful arts and music culture. I hope to bring the best of it to the audience through a series of unforgettable events for our favourite national holiday. I am very excited to be part of Australia Day again and I look forward to celebrating with all Australians,” said John.
Under John’s creative direction for Australia Day 2017, some of Australia’s biggest stars performed at the Sydney Opera House including Tina Arena, Guy Sebastian, Human Nature, Dami Im, Nat Conway, James Morrison, Tony Dee, The Wiggles and Russell Morris. The concert was hosted by Grant Denyer and Kerri-Anne Kennerley.
Under John’s creative direction for Australia Day 2016, some of Australia’s biggest stars performed at the Sydney Opera House including The Wiggles, Jessica Mauboy, Justice Crew, Kate Ceberano, Thirsty Merc, Bachelor Girl, Cyrus and Roy & HG.