WELCOME CEREMONY | 8am
See more than 500 Aboriginal singers and dancers perform around a corroborree sand circle during a rare gathering. The unique healing ceremony will include a traditional dance with Parramatta’s Darug Elders and Yolngu mob from North East Arnhem Land’s Yothu Yindi & The Treaty Project , in order to reconnect Songlines, compromised since colonisation.
CITIZENSHIP CEREMONY | 9.30am-10.30am
See more than 1500 people become citizens during Australia's largest Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony hosted by distinguished journalist, public speaker and actor, Kumud Merani, with a National Anthem performance by Ricky Nifo & Circular Quays.
RICKY NIFO - CITIZENSHIP CEREMONY NATIONAL ANTHEM | 9.30am
Enjoy the soulful sounds of Western Sydney local and The Voice AU 2018 singing sensation Ricky Nifo as he performs the National Anthem during Australia's largest Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony.
YOTHU YINDI & THE TREATY PROJECT | 10:30am
Don't miss Australia's most successful and internationally renowned Aboriginal band at Australia Day Parramatta as they showcase their fusion of traditional music and performance with contemporary rock.
Yothu Yindi & The Treaty Project was inspired by the new remix package celebrating the 25th anniversary of Youthu Yindi's ‘Treaty', featuring original Yothu Yindi members, emerging First Nations artists and special guests performing impressive new remixes of classic Yothu Yindi hits. Don't miss this exciting new, electronica-driven formation of the ARIA Hall Of Fame inductees.
CLASSIC HITS LIVE | 6pm-9pm
1 day. 11 acts. 50 massive hits. See 11 legendary Aussie rocks acts perform on stage, including The Chantoozies, Dale Ryder, Eurogliders, Swanee, Matt Finish, Real Life, Ross Wilson, Sean Kelly, Sharon O'Neil, Steve Kilbey and Grant Walmsley.
PERFORMANCES, WORKSHOPS, MORE | 10am-6pm
From roving performers and stage performances to kid's workshops, bring a picnic rug, settle in and relax for a day of family fun! Don’t miss live on-stage entertainment and an awesome face painters animal parade from 10am-2pm! View full program here .
D MINOR | 10.15am
See international recording artist and rapper D Minor perform, showcasing exactly why he won 19th Annual World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA).
PARRAVISION | 11am-1pm
See the best singers, dancers, performers and groups in Western Sydney battle it out in Western Sydney's premier talent competition, Parravision. Judges include rock legend Ross Wilson and local rapper D Minor.
WESTERN SYDNEY ARTISTS | 1PM-6PM
1pm - Ricky Nifo
2pm - Kymie
3pm - Bernie Van Tiel
5pm - Nardean
View full program here.
Across the site | 6am-2pm
Get a glimpse of our Australia Day roving performers who will be wandering about the Park at Australia Day in Parramatta. Take a selfie with them, strike a pose and tag #ausdayparra!