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Ricki-Lee will headline this year’s Australia Day celebrations in Adelaide

Posted on January 04 2018


Ricki-Lee will headline this year’s Australia Day celebrations in Adelaide, which will be held in Elder Park on Friday 26 January 2018.

The Australia Day Parade, Concert and Fireworks are proudly presented by the City of Adelaide and expected to attract an audience of more than 35,000 people.

The Australia Day Parade will start from Franklin Street at 6pm and make its way to Elder Park via King William St.

From 7pm, the Australia Day in the City Concert kicks off in Elder Park with members of the Australian Defence Force firing a traditional 21 Gun Salute from the King William Street Bridge, in conjunction with a flag raising ceremony and RAAF fly-past.

The concert will feature Rikki-Lee, with a performance from Chris Sebastian.

RICKI-LEE is an ARIA Award nominated multi-platinum selling recording artist with an illustrious career that started when Australia fell in love with her on the second series of Australian Idol in 2004. Since then she has go on to sell over a million records around the world from her 4 Albums and has released 20 hit singles. Her songs have been featured in films and on soundtracks like the Sex & The City 2 Movie, her music videos have racked up well over 10,000,000 views on Youtube – and she has almost a million followers across her social media platforms. It is rare for a pop artist to have such an impressive and long spanning career – but there is just something about Ricki-lee that people can’t get enough of.


Ricki-lee started performing when she was 15 years old – and fell in love with being on the stage and bringing joy to people. Now, with 17 years experience under her belt performing all around the world - she packs a unique versatility to be able to play everything from a beautiful acoustic set, to 60s Soul, 70s Disco, 80s Party Anthems all the way through to the most current Top 40 Pop Hits, not to mention her very own hits – and she has never had a dance floor she can’t fill. With such a powerful and versatile voice – she really can do anything.   She has entertained crowds from every walk of life, from the local pubs and clubs and bars in her home-town of the Gold Coast when she was just 15 years old - all the way to Arenas filled with screaming fans. She has toured Australia and Japan with her own multi platinum selling hit singles and Top 10 Albums - and has performed shows all around the world wow-ing crowds in New Zealand, China, Hawaii and even The Maldives.

 She is a charismatic and dynamic entertainer that thrives on being able to be a part of other people having a good time. Between her vibrant self, her long time band and dancers, and a high-octane show choreographed from start to finish – she is the perfect party starter and leaves a lasting impression on every crowd she performs for.

 Birthed in him from a very young age, Chris Sebastian found his voice and love for music before the age of 10. Being no stranger to television, radio and working alongside the world’s best artists, he’s a true craftsman. Chris released his debut record Runaway in 2016 and has toured extensively as a support and headline act in some of the best rooms the music industry has to offer. Chris has recently also had the privilege of touring with Peking Duk as a touring vocalist. With a highly entertaining performance, striking vocal ability and the character to match, you really do need to see and hear Chris Sebastian.

These acts will be sure to get the crowd going to deliver an entertaining event!

Don’t miss the finale when the sky above the City lights up with a spectacular fireworks finale presented by Aus Diamond Mining. The Australia Day in the City fireworks are provided by Foti Fireworks, who have extensive worldwide experience in Pyrotechnics, including Sydney New Years Eve, Perth Skyworks, the 100th Anniversary of the Royal Australian Navy and many more.

Date:                      Friday, January 26 2018

Times & Location: 6:00PM, Elder Park, Adelaide

Visit the website for more information:

When:                     Friday January 26 2018.

                                6:00 PM to -7:00 PM, Parade from Victoria Square to Elder Park,

                                 7:00 PM to -9:30 PM  Concert in Elder Park with Fireworks finale.

Event will finish at approximately 9:45pm.

Cost:                       Free

Who:                       Ricki-Lee & Chris Sebastian

                                Brenton Ragless and Jessica Braithwaite will host from Channel Nine

Contact:               For more information and biographies of performing artists

Age suitability: Family event

Proudly presented by City of Adelaide

Managed by the Australia Day Council of South Australia



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