Celebrate Australia Day at Kingston’s Globe to Globe Festival

CELEBRATE Australia Day in style at Kingston’s 16th annual Globe to Globe World Music Festival featuring a host of talented performers, free workshops, children’s entertainment and a spectacular fireworks finale.

Proudly presented by the City of Kingston, this fantastic community event is on 11am-10pm Tuesday 26 January at Namatjira Park in Springs Rd, Clayton South.

This much-loved annual event features a host of talented musicians showcasing the very best in world music over two stages.

A wide range of community groups – including Bollywood dancers, Chinese Drum dancers and Greek dancers – will take to the stage to entertain the crowds followed by major performers including headline performer Melbourne’s own breakthrough artist Harts.

Visitors can also get involved with a series of demonstrations and hands-on workshops including Japanese drumming, tae kwon do and Chinese dancing and more.

The kids will also be entertained with free activities including face painting, balloon sculpture, hair colouring and more. 

“Come along and join us on Australia Day as we celebrate our great nation where many cultures live together in peace and harmony in our community,” Kingston Mayor Tamsin Bearsley said.

“Globe to Globe celebrates the diverse and unique contributions every culture has to offer. Entry to the festival is your round-the-world ticket to experiencing foods, sights and sounds from every corner of the globe.”

The event will end with a fireworks spectacular at 9.30pm.

Cost: $2 entry, $5 families.

For more information see www.kingston.vic.gov.au/globe or phone 1300 653 356.

Author: Anne-Marie Tunks

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