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It is just three years until the centenary
of Canberra and celebrations have
stepped up a notch this year with an
extravaganza of entertainment and events
throughout the nation’s capital.
From Friday, March 11 to Sunday, March
20 Canberra will host a range of activities
to celebrate its 98th birthday including
sporting events, art and music, heritage and
This year, a number of new events have
been introduced to complement the
Canberra Festival including ENLIGHTEN:
See Canberra in a whole new light and You
Are Here – URBANcITY.
Over four nights attendees can witness
a spectacular light display put on by The
Electric Canvas and listen to an exciting
line up of international and national acts
including Chris Isaak and INXS.
The pilot program, You Are Here –
URBANcITY will bring local talent and
emerging artists to the forefront, showcasing
energy, innovation and homegrown talent.
Vacant shopfronts and various spaces
throughout the city will house a broad
spectrum of installations and performances
incorporating theatre, comedy, music and
art from Thursday, March 10 to Sunday,
The flagship event of the Canberra
Festival is the much-awaited Celebrate
in the Park. The event, which will be
held on Canberra’s 98th Birthday this
year, is expected to be a huge hit with the
popular Potbelleez and Aussie rock legend
Jimmy Barnes performing at Stage 88 in
After last year’s success, Symphony in the
Park is on again on the opening weekend of
Conducted by Guy Noble, the Canberra
Symphony Orchestra will appeal to the
whole family and will feature a repertoire of
the best of Broadway.
reMarKaBLe: enjoy the sights and sounds
of Skyfire this autumn.
PHOtO COurteSy OF ACT CHiEf
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