Australian superstars Tina Arena and Guy Sebastian are set to bring the house down at the free annual concert Australia Day 2017 – Live at Sydney Opera House, the Australia Day Council of NSW has announced.
Music and performances on the steps of the iconic Sydney Opera House will pay tribute to Australia in an incredible display of talent curated by Australia Day creative director John Foreman, who is charged with bringing together some of the country’s greatest performers. More acts will be announced shortly.
“I’m delighted to once again be bringing you Australia Day 2017 – Live at Opera House,” said John Foreman.
“It’s a truly spectacular concert for the whole family and we’ve secured some amazing acts that will light up the stage against the beautiful backdrop of Sydney Harbour. These talented Australian artists are loved around the globe but are performing on this day because this country is so special to all of us. It will be an unforgettable night.”
Tina Arena is one of Australia’s most accomplished performers, with a career spanning several decades and including seven top 10 albums. Based in France, the singer-songwriter is looking forward to returning home and celebrating with the nation.
“Australia Day is a great opportunity to come out, eat some delicious food, listen to some amazing music and take part in the diversity that defines our country.
“I can’t wait to be part of the day – to stand in the middle of the harbour, to sing with the harbour crowds and school choir, and give my own version of a salute to Australia,” Tina Arena said.
Guy Sebastian, who represented Australia at Eurovision in 2015 and continues to dominate the charts, is excited to be performing on Australia Day.
“I’m stoked to be performing at one of the most iconic locations in the world, the Sydney Opera House, on Australia Day.
"This country is incredibly diverse, and I’m looking forward to celebrating Australia with some of our greatest musical talent and hundreds of music lovers,” Guy Sebastian said.
Australia Day has extra meaning for rising star, Natalie Conway. The up and coming singer makes her Sydney Opera House debut beside some of the country’s greatest voices and talents.
“I’m really excited to perform for the first time at such a landmark venue and with some of the best talent this country has produced.”
The free event is brought to you by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.
Tickets for the event will be released on January 16 and the public can register to be notified of the ticket release.
The concert will be broadcast live on 26 January at 7.30pm on TEN and WIN Network.