A real mix of everything this Australia Day

A real mix of everything this Australia Day

Flashback to 2019: Lilly, Rebecca and Layla Bowers with fairy Sally Avenell.

There’ll be fireworks, food trucks, freakishly good live music, and family fun on Friday as the City of Armadale once again hosts its free Australia Day festival.

Starting from 5pm, there’ll be plenty of activities for all ages, including carnival rides.

Rotary Club of Armadale will be running the Quiet Zone on Minnawarra Park opposite the carnival rides, for those who need an escape from the crowds.

The full program of live music showcasing some of our incredible local talent kicks off with Ash Penfold and his didgeridoo from 5.35pm.

Noongar singer-songwriter and star of SBS show Family Rules, Angela Rule will take the stage from 5.45pm.

NAIDOC Female Artist of the Year and WAM-nominated Indigenous Artist of the Year Natasha Eldridge and her band will celebrate her Indigenous culture through song, fusing RnB, blues, jazz, gospel, soul, rock and acoustic sounds. Their set starts at 6.45pm.

The Voice Australia’s youngest ever finalist, Jordan Anthony, will wow audiences with his band from 7.45pm.

At 8.30pm, the highlight of the evening begins as a spectacular fireworks display is played to the all-Australian soundtrack, broadcast by HFM local radio on 107.3 FM.

But don’t you dare go home after the fireworks – Funhouse the Pink Tribute Band will rock the crowd from 8.50pm – the perfect way to finish your evening.

Program highlights also include the Welcome to Country by Nigel Wilkes, and performances from traditional Aboriginal dance group Mungart Yongah.

Local favourites Mungart Yongah will perform on the day.

“Mungart Yongah has over 40 years’ experience performing and sharing their culture,” Mayor Ruth Butterfield said.

“The group has been based in the Armadale area for the past five years and have an ‘inclusive’ attitude, encouraging community to come together to make it safe to live in, and to understand mental health, and any other issues.”

Parking will be available on the corner of Abbey Road and Armadale Road, where you can support the Armadale City Concert Band by donating a gold coin upon arrival.

The Armadale CBD also has various car parks located around Minnawarra Park, including Armadale Shopping City via Fourth Road and Church Ave. As well as Armadale Central Shopping Centre underground car park via Neerigen Street.

ACROD parking is available on the south-bound (Armadale Central Shopping Centre) side of Neerigen and permits must be displayed to secure a spot.

Australia Day in Armadale is a family-friendly, COVID safe, alcohol free and vape and smoke-free event, assisted by the Australian Government through the National Australia Day Council.

Please note, for the safety of your furry friend and the public, dogs are not permitted at this event unless it is a service dog. Please also make sure local pups are secured and their welfare considered during the fireworks event.

Annaleise and Aleisha Gianatti enjoyed the 2019 Australia Day fireworks.