Multi-award winning recording artist Christine Anu will dazzle crowds at the highly anticipated concert Australia Day 2018 – Live at Sydney Opera House, alongside already announced stars Anthony Callea and Marcia Hines.
Ms Anu said that she is thrilled to join the star-studded line-up for the 2018 Australia Day celebrations.
“I am so excited to be involved in such an iconic event alongside some of our country’s best talent – it is going to be an amazing show,” Ms Anu said.
One of Australia’s most prolific entertainers, Ms Anu’s extraordinary career spans 25 years. In November, she was the first first recipient of the Australian Songwriters Association's inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to Australian First Nations Music.
Australia Day Creative Director John Foreman said he was delighted to have Anu on board for the concert.
“Christine is an incredible coup for this year’s line-up; she has an electric stage presence and will have everyone singing along,” he said.
The Australia Day fireworks will for the first time feature as the backdrop for the ticketed Australia Day concert broadcast by Channel 10, with their move from Darling Harbour to Circular Quay.
“More people than ever will now have the chance to see the fireworks from Circular Quay or watching from home,” said Mr Foreman.
Australia Day 2018 – Live at Sydney Opera House is supported by the NSW Government via its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.
People can register at www.australiaday.com.au for a chance to win tickets through the online ballot. Four more artists will be announced in the coming weeks.
The concert is part of Network Ten’s live broadcast of Australia Day 2018, hosted by Grant Denyer with special guest Sandra Sully.
To view the full Australia Day 2018 program, visit www.australiaday.com.au.