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The Rocks Australia Day
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All the sounds and sensations of a great Aussie summer come together on Australia Day in The Rocks.

26 January 2016
Tuesday
Various locations
The Rocks

The Rocks Australia Day 2014 provided an unforgettable afternoon of free live music. Home-grown artists such as Dustin Tebbutt,SaskwatchThelma PlumLittle MayThe Bombay Royale and more brought their original sounds to the festival’s outdoor stages. Young and old alike kicked off their shoes and wandered up the freshly Astroturfed George Street with the sea-breeze in their hair.

Check this page later in the year for information on The Rocks Australia Day 2015. 


First Fleet Park

Bare your soles to the green and your soul to the music for a sensational home-grown crop live on this harbourside stage in First Fleet Park. Celebrate and refresh with a hand crafted beer or cider at the Rocks Brewing Company open air bar.

MC - Lolo Lovina
MC - Lolo Lovina

Lolo Lovina (AKA Sarah Bedak) fronts her self-titled Roma Gypsy Band, and is the creator of the one and only Lolo the Gypsy Caravan Stage. Highlights of Lolo's career to date include performing at the the Sydney Opera House's 40th Anniversary Forecourt Concert, Luminous Festival at the invitation of Brian Eno, and Serbia's Guca Festival, where over one million people attended.

Benny Walker
Benny Walker
12.05pm – 12.45pm

Hailing from regional Victoria, Indigenous singer and songwriter Benny Walker blends blues, roots and acoustic soul with effortless charm.

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Thelma Plum
Thelma Plum
1.05pm – 1.50pm

Thelma Plum graces the stage with her latest album Monsters, featuring delicate yet densely-layered sounds and irreverent lyrics.

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Dustin Tebbutt
Dustin Tebbutt
2.15pm – 3.10pm

Performing songs from his 2014 EP The Breach, Dustin Tebbutt’s carefully-crafted, textured sound stirs the emotions.

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The Bombay Royale
The Bombay Royale
3.40pm – 4.35pm

Melbourne-based ensemble The Bombay Royale brings their eclectic mix of slammin’ surf, disco and funk to The Park Stage.

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Saskwatch
Saskwatch
5pm – 6pm

Melbourne’s Saskwatch bring their sophomore album Nose Dive to the stage, recently debuting in the Top 50 Aria Charts.

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Rocks Brewing Co Open Air Bar
Rocks Brewing Co Open Air Bar
12 noon – 6pm

Celebrate and refresh with a hand crafted beer or cold cider at the Rocks Brewing Company open air bar.

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