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Dance, live music, top food, free rides

AN action-packed line-up of multicultural performances, amazing food and free rides and activities will see residents celebrate Australia Day (January 26) in style this Sunday.

Australia Day events include the Citizen of the Year and Community Pride Awards held in conjunction with a special Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony at Holroyd centre.
This will be followed by the free Australia Day event (6pm to 10pm) at Holroyd Gardens, featuring musical treats from Polynesia and the Caribbean to Africa and our own Indigenous talent.
The ABC’s Splash Dance will be ready to party with little ones with free rides, activities and food markets also on offer.
The night will end with dance crew Kookies n Kream from Australia’s Got Talent, The Voice’s C Major, local rap artist D-Minor and a fireworks show.
Bring the family and join the fun.
Kookies n Kream Director Jet Valencia said: “We’re very honoured to be part of the festivities this Australia Day.
“We have performed all over Australia and even overseas but there’s always something about Australia Day that really brings out the best in our team and we’re very excited to show everyone what we have been cooking up for this show.
“We will show why we’re the two time Australia’s Got Talent Grand Finalist bringing high energy, slick moves, stunts and that Kookies n Kream flavour that people know and love.”
Mayor Steve Christou is encouraging all residents to help celebrate Australia’s rich cultural heritage.
“Australia Day is a time to acknowledge the contribution of all Australians. It’s a time for people of all cultures to celebrate what we love about our country and where we’re heading as a nation,” he said.

Timeline of events

Main stage
6pm – Welcome to Country Aboriginal address.
6.10pm – Splash Dance. As seen on ABC Kids TV, this event will get the two to seven-year-old’s dancing to music by John Field from The Wiggles’.
6.40pm – 15 Stars Performing Arts. Traditional Polynesian dance led by John T Bishop.
7pm – Official Address.
7.15pm – Freeman Dancers. Aboriginal dance performance.
7.30pm – Lucky African Dance. Experience the vibrant and playful energy of Lucky African Dance, led by Lucky Lartey.
8pm – D Minor. From the streets of the western suburbs to the world wide stage. Find out what makes D Minor the rap success story of the decade.
8.25pm – Caribbean Soul. Original music with a rich Caribbean flavour.
9pm – Kookies n Kream. As seen on Australia’s Got Talent, Kookies n Kream is an Australian hip-hop dance crew.
9.15pm – C Major. Carlos C Major is the perfect blend of RnB and Neo Soul with a Latino flavour and recently appeared on The Voice Australia 2019 as an all star.
9.50pm – Fireworks. Stick around for this spectacular display – weather permitting.