This article was originally published on Out in Canberra.
A remarkable star-studded line-up of Australian icons will perform at the inaugural Anthems Music Festival in Canberra.
Whispering Jack himself, John Farnham AO, Kate Ceberano, Daryl Braithwaite and The Black Sorrows with Vika & Linda have been announced as the first group of artists to perform at the festival, which will take place at the National Arboretum on Saturday 17 November.
Industry legend John Farnham AO has won 19 ARIA Awards and is renowned for his immaculate vocal performance and his plethora of hit records.
Described by Australian rock historian, Ian McFarlane as “the most successful solo artist in the history of Australian rock and pop… Farnham has retained an affable sense of humour and a simple, unpretentious ‘everyman’ charm which also makes him one of the most respected celebrities in Australian entertainment history”.
2017 ARIA Hall of Fame inductee, Daryl Braithwaite will join the prestigious group of artists in Canberra.
As a solo performer with numerous hit records under his belt, Daryl placed 15 singles in the top 40, including two number-one hits, and in 2017, a #1 album debut, and his showmanship is sure to ignite the Anthems stage.
Singer-Songwriter, Kate Ceberano has been described by Australian radio stations as having “one of the greatest voices our music industry has ever produced”.
Over the years, Kate has enjoyed a successful solo career and collaborated with the likes of John Farnham and Wendy Matthews. In the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours, Ceberano was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to the performing arts, particularly music, as a singer, songwriter and entertainer, and to charitable organisations.
Also joining the line-up are ARIA Award winning Australian blues rock band The Black Sorrows, spearheaded by Joe Camilleri and featuring Melbourne vocal duo and sisters, Vika & Linda. Their performance is sure to dynamic and energetic, as Camilleri is renowned for his spontaneity, with no two shows ever being the same.
Anthems is an all-ages festival being held at the National Arboretum on Saturday 17 November, gates open at 4pm with an 11.30pm finish. Ticket info here.