John Paul Young joins glittering Australia Day line-up

Aussie pop favourite John Paul Young will delight audiences around Australia as one of seven high-profile artists that will rock the Sydney Opera House on Australia Day.

Mr Young said he was excited to join a star-studded cast for the concert Australia Day 2018 – Live at Sydney Opera House, which for the first time will include the Australia Day fireworks with their move from Darling Harbour to Circular Quay.

“I’m really looking forward to sharing the stage with such great Australian talent and great Australian music,” said Mr Young.

“To be part of the NSW Australia Day celebrations is a privilege, and what a backdrop! Circular Quay in Sydney Harbour with fireworks under the stars – where else would you want to perform on Australia Day?”

Mr Young’s career spans more than four decades, achieving more than four million record sales and an unforgettable performance at the 2000 Sydney Olympics Closing Ceremony. In 2009, he was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame.

Australia Day Creative Director John Foreman said that Mr Young was an obvious choice for the concert alongside Christine Anu, Anthony Callea, Marcia Hines and Guy Sebastian, with more performers still to be announced.

“John is easily one of Australia’s most adored pop icons and no one can resist his classic hits,” said Mr Foreman.

“His sublime vocals and bold stage presence add to an incredible line-up that offers something for everyone to enjoy on Australia Day.”

Australia Day 2018 – Live at Sydney Opera House is supported by the NSW Government via its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.

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

People can register at for a chance to win tickets to the concert in the online ballot, or tune in to the live television broadcast from home.

To view the full Australia Day 2018 program, visit

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