Australian music royalty will take to Stage 88 as the Nation’s Capital celebrates Australia Day.

Aussie legend and horse-riding musician Daryl Braithwaite will join country rocker Lee Kernaghan alongside James Reyne, Kingswood and a string of other Australian and local acts.

The concert is part of a revamped Australia Day schedule in Canberra for 2021, however, the January 26 event will be ticketed to ensure strict capacity limits are adhered to as the pandemic continues.

Lake Burley Griffin will also provide the backdrop for a ‘Great Aussie Picnic’ as the shores are transformed with food and entertainment on offer.

Five free picnic sites will be set up around the lake, each with its own theme and curated entertainment to match.

Canberra will again also play host to the national flag raising and citizenship ceremony along with the firing of Australian Defence Force artillery guns at the lake.

The reimagned celebrations in the Territory have been designed to ensure they meet the ACT’s current public health orders, a mighty task for event planners amid ongoing coronavirus border closures.


Chief Executive of the National Capital Authority, Sally Barns said she’s looking forward to the opportunity to bring together the community, whilst also staying covid safe.

“In a way that they (The community) can experience different sorts of music, different sorts of food, special activities for the kids and top it off with a fantastic concert.”

Tickets for the Australia Day concert go on sale Thursday 14 January.