Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Australia Day at Docklands: What's on

Australia Day is fast approaching and there is lots to see and do at Docklands. It's a jam-packed schedule of musical performances, children's entertainment and comedy sketches all in celebration of this great nation.

While you're in the vicinity, why not stop for a bite or drink at any of the waterside restaurants. Click here for a list of Docklands restaurants.

Dates: 24 -26 January 2010

Location: Waterfront City piazza, Docklands Mel Ref 2E D4

Cost: All events are FREE


Sunday 24 January 2010

Mr Sandman Sand Sculpture - All Day:
Award winning international artists have sculpted 20 tonnes of golden sand into an extraordinary and eye-catching sand installation in the heart of Docklands. Presented by the City of Melbourne as part of the Summer Fun in the City program.

Know Your Product - Emerging Young Artists:
Curated by Hanna Silver - 10.30am - 8.30pm
Australia’s up and coming talent takes to the waterfront at Docklands with
a range of music to suit all tastes, curated for 2010 by Hanna Silver.

The day starts with Docklands regulars Ticklish Allsorts performing for the discerning five year old (10.30 and 1pm). From 3pm, Hanna's program kicks off with The Twoks, one of those bands you have to see before they get famous and start charging too much... At 5pm Hanna's own rocky groove combo R! will hit the stage, and at 7pm, the gracious modern pop of Francolin will feature. Throughout the day, roaming performers The Mechanical Variety Hour and DJ Moose will add to the artistry.

Monday 25 January

Mr Sandman Sand Sculpture - All Day

Know Your Product - Emerging Young Artists:
Curated by Hanna Silver - 1pm - 8.30pm

Starting with the best songs for the discerning five year old, with the popular Ticklish Allsorts (12pm and 2pm), followed by psycho gypsies Rapskallion at 3pm. At 6pm, The Robbie Williams Experience /Louie and The Party Boys take to the stage with a great repertoire and some amazing antics, their show must be seen to be believed.

2010 Australia Day Eve Comedy Debate:
At 8.30pm, the Australia Day Eve Comedy Debate Captains Dave O’Neill and Cal Wilson will take to the stage armed with comedy, gags and a bit of old fashioned irreverence for the 2010 Comedy Debate, ably supported by Corinne Grant, Hung Le, Hannah Gadsby and Tom Gleeson, and warm-up from Mrs. Ida Noe, an eccentric grandmother with an accordion.

For the cherry on top, Hanna has selected pop sensations Ponzu Island to play the comedy after-show set.

Tuesday 26 January

Mr Sandman Sand Sculpture - All Day

Know Your Product - Emerging Australian Artists
Curated by Hanna Silver - 1pm - 8.30pm

Roaming performers Four Average Pirates and DJ Moose will entertain throughout the day. Hanna's selection for Australia Day will start at 12.30pm with Hanna herself playing a solo set. She will be followed by the beautiful and talented Kate Vigo & The Underground Orchestra at 2pm, Crackpot at 4pm, and the amazing Flap! at 6pm.

Visit www.australiday.vic.gov.au for full details and times. Proudly supported by Waterfront City and the City of Melbourne.

[via Waterfront City website]


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