Anthony Callea sings on Australia Day 2018

Singing star Anthony Callea is set to wow audiences nationwide as part of Australia Day 2018 – Live at Sydney Opera House.

Australia Day creative director John Foreman announced Callea will take the stage in the annual live Sydney Opera House concert and that for the first time, viewers and eventgoers will be able to watch the concert together with the annual Australia Day fireworks, which moves from Darling Harbour to Circular Quay.

“I’m incredibly excited to have Anthony on board,” said Mr Foreman.

“He is one of the nation’s most powerful singing voices and will help to make this night of nights an unforgettable entertainment event.”

Callea is the first star to be announced. The singer, whose sixth studio album recently debuted at number one on the ARIA Charts, said he is looking forward to being a part of NSW’s Australia Day program for the first time.

“I cannot think of a better way to celebrate our nation than with music and performing at one our country’s most iconic landmarks,” he said.

“It’s going to be an incredible night and I look forward to celebrating with Australia.”

There is something for everyone this Australia Day in Sydney, with three outdoor entertainment precincts: ‘Quay View’ at Circular Quay, the ‘Sydney Street Party’ at the Rocks, and ‘Summer Playground’ at Darling Harbour and Tumbalong Park.

A new, free musical, maritime and fireworks extravaganza called Live at the Quay! will accompany the concert and see the Quay View precinct come to life on the water, on the Opera House stage and in the skies with a harbour parade, main-stage musical acts, a jet-ski show and fireworks to cap off the night.

“This is a new addition to our fantastic 2018 program and will be open to the public day and night,” Mr Foreman said.

“The theme for Australia Day 2018 in NSW is Everyone, Every Story, so we encourage all of you to celebrate the day’s meaning in your own way.”

Australia Day 2018 – Live at Sydney Opera House is sponsored by the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency Destination NSW.

The concert is part of the Network Ten live broadcast of Australia Day 2018, hosted by Grant Denyer with special guest host Sandra Sully.

To view the full Australia Day 2018 program, visit www.australiaday.com.au

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