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The Whitlams to headline NY Eve

By johnboy 20 October 2010 14

[Thanks to Erg0 for suggesting an appropriate song for the video]

Katy Gallagher has the happy news that The Whitlams are going to headline Canberra’s New Year’s Eve celebrations in the City:

Acting Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has announced that one of Australia’s favourite bands, The Whitlams, will headline the free entertainment at this year’s New Year’s Eve celebrations in the city.

Two prominent sites in the city will again play host to New Year’s Eve celebrations, with a family-friendly concert in Civic Square, a dance party in Garema Place and fireworks displays at 9pm and midnight…

“From 7.00pm, the main stage in Civic Square will be the place for families and music lovers of all ages to come along and enjoy performances by The Whitlams and local Canberra bands.”

The Whitlams will take to the stage in Civic Square before and after the 9pm fireworks display.

They might just get a crowd for that.

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Amethyst 12:01 am 22 Oct 10

Guess I’ll be rocking stageside with Mrs Thumper! lol

Spartacus 5:55 pm 21 Oct 10

And this is why I am going to see Armin van Buuren in Melbourne.

Amanda Hugankis 8:37 am 21 Oct 10

Gaaaaaaaawd – just ask me how MUCH I hate the Whitlams?! Who’s bastard trick is that?

Thumper 8:30 am 21 Oct 10

Ms Thumper loves them.

Amethyst 10:57 pm 20 Oct 10

Geez it seems I’m the only person here who likes The Whitlams! Can’t wait…I’ll definitely be heading into Civic this year for NYE, unlike the last few years when I’ve stayed far away!

p1 6:35 pm 20 Oct 10

Pommy bastard said :

Can’t say I’ve ever heard of them, were they big in Aus? If so, when, as I’ve bene here a decade now.

Most popular in the late nineties, with lots of triple j airplay, and limited commercial success.

wiki page.

Pommy bastard 6:02 pm 20 Oct 10

Can’t say I’ve ever heard of them, were they big in Aus? If so, when, as I’ve bene here a decade now.

sepi 5:45 pm 20 Oct 10

I loved the Whitlams 15 years ago.
This is meant to be family entertainment, not cutting edge fusion.
Seems like a step in the right direction to me.

p1 4:34 pm 20 Oct 10

I always assumed the ACT gov’t had some sort of exclusive contract which only allowed them to hire former winners of reality TV lipsync competitions?

I quite liked the Whitlams fifteen years ago.

motleychick 4:01 pm 20 Oct 10


Jim Jones 4:01 pm 20 Oct 10

Semi-decent? I thought the Whitlams were playing?

bd84 3:33 pm 20 Oct 10

What?! The government have found a somewhat semi-decent act to entertain the masses?

Erg0 2:22 pm 20 Oct 10

I wonder how “Blow Up the Pokies” will go over with the Labor dignitaries in attendance?

Dtrain 1:49 pm 20 Oct 10

The whitlams blow

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