- 14 March 2011
Chief Minister Stanhope has the intriguing news that wrinkle rocker Jimmy Barnes is going to headline the Celebrate In The Park show from Stage 88 on 14 March for Canberra’s birthday.
Fear not, the now obligatory Australian Idol washout is also on the bill.
Australian rock legend Jimmy Barnes will headline Canberra’s 98th birthday party next month at a free concert in Commonwealth Park, Chief Minister Jon Stanhope said today.
Celebrate in the Park will be held at Stage 88 on March 14 and is part of a nine day festival to mark Canberra’s birthday.
This year’s concert line-up includes dance sensation The Potbelleez, chart toppers Scarlett Belle and former Australian Idol favourite and Country Music Festival winner, Luke Dickens.
It’s going to be a rather crowded long weekend of entertainment being put on for the most part by the ACT Government and it’s instrumentalities:
The Canberra Day long weekend also marks the start of new event Enlighten, featuring performances by jazz legend George Benson and Australian favourite, INXS. Other highlights of the weekend are the popular Symphony in the Park conducted by Guy Noble and The Black Opal Race Meeting at Thoroughbred Park.
Jimmy Barnes eh? That would have been SOOOOO cool in 1987!