Date 26.01.2016 Happy Australia Day everybody!

3 events not to be missed this Australia Day!

Australia day marks the establishment of the first European settlement in New South Wales in 1788. Throughout the century, the continent experienced coastal landings by European settlers looking to start a new life on this vastly unexplored continent. Migration to Australia has therefore been a massively popular pathway for centuries, enticing people with its sunny shores and eternal summers.

Over the years this national day has evolved into a celebration of the country’s culture, national heritage and Australia’s Aboriginal civilisation. Of course the date is also a great excuse to down tools, whip out the Barbie and enjoy the festivities! Here are the top 3 events from Australia’s biggest cities that you could be enjoying if you chose to make the move down under…

Australia Day – Live at Sydney Opera House

Australia is a world-renowned hub of musical talent. What better way to celebrate the country’s national day than with some of the finest artists at one of the world’s most distinguished landmarks. Sydney Opera House will be hosting a free concert showcasing Australian favourites such as Jessica Mauboy, Justice Crew, Kate Ceberano, Thirsty Merc, Bachelor Girl, Cyrus, Roy & H.G. and more. The gig will take place at the Forecourt – a spectacular outdoor performance space with panoramic views of the iconic structure, the arched harbour bridge and the surrounding city

Australia Day Parade – Melbourne

This vibrant Australia Day parade will see thousands of people lining one of Melbourne’s major thoroughfares – Swanston Street. Residents of the Southern Australian city will be watching and participating in this colourful carnival parade that transforms the streets into a sea of colour, surrounded by music and festivities for all the family. The parade kicks off at 11:00am after the official flag raising ceremony and the day continues to unfold into carnival madness!

City of Perth Skyworks and Laser Show

Head to the buzzing metropolis of Perth for Western Australia’s largest annual fireworks display! Perth Skyworks firework and laser show kicks off at 8pm for a staggering pyrotechnical display that will see the sky above Swan River electrified and a stunning colourful reflection onto the estuary below. The pyrotechnic brains behind this year’s incredible display have a few ideas up their sleeve to make 2016’s Australia Day an extra special occasion, including the word PERTH spelt out in light across the sky! Enjoy the display with a fantastic soundtrack provided by popular music station – Mix 94.5