Jon Stanhope has put out a media release on all the fun things the ACT Government is putting on this Australia Day:
- The Casual Projects, Hancock Basement, Barbarian, Super Best Friends, and Los Capitanes will take to the lake stage for the inaugural Australia Day Jam.
In between the acts, the Sydney-based Monster Skate Park crew and skaters Corbin Harris and Shane Azar will run professional skateboard and BMX bike demonstrations and workshops.
A full day of entertainment will be on show in Commonwealth Park starting with the Great Aussie Day Breakfast at 7:30am.
The Wonderful World of Mr. Men and Little Miss show will headline the Children’s Festival from 11:30am – 2:30pm at Stage 88.
This year the huge fireworks display over Lake Burley Griffin will be launched from five sites starting at 9pm – the National Carillion; Reconciliation Place; Commonwealth Avenue Bridge; barges on Lake Burley Griffin; and the roof of the National Library of Australia.
The best vantage points are Regatta Point and the National Library of Australia, where a soundtrack of Australian music will be synchronised with the spectacular display.
Which is not to forget the extravaganza taking place on Sunday night at Parliament House.