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Countdown is on for dance, food and live music at the Multicultural Festival

By Lachlan Roberts 8 February 2019

Photos: George Tsotsos.

The countdown has begun for the 2019 Multicultural Festival with one week to go until one of Australia’s biggest celebrations of cultural diversity.

This year’s festival was officially launched by ACT Minister for Multicultural Affairs Chris Steel MLA, flanked by performances from Pacific Islander and Polish dance groups.

Mr Steel said the purpose of the festival was to showcase the cultural life of our city and the world.

“This is just a taste of the huge line-up of hundreds of food stalls and performances on this year’s Festival program,” Mr Steel said.

ACT Minister for Multicultural Affairs Chris Steel MLA.

“With food, live music, dancing and entertainment from every corner of the world, we expect tens of thousands of people will converge on Canberra’s city centre each day over the three days.

“We want the Festival to be better every year and to retain the deep connections to our local grassroots community and multicultural groups.

The entertainment begins at 3 pm next Friday (15 February) and is jam-packed across the weekend, spread out on six stages. Performer Christine Anu, chef Mark Olive, and Eurovision contestant Isaiah Firebrace will be headlining the festival.

The full entertainment program is available by clicking here.


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