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Sutherland Shire Council

International Stars Perform at AUSFEST 2018



An outstanding line-up of entertainment including some of the Shire’s - and indeed Australia’s best artists and performers will be part of  AUSFEST 2018, the two day festival beginning Australia Day (January 26) and the following day (January 27) to be held on Cronulla Beach.


Over the two days, Sydneysiders can enjoy more than 100 performers and 20 performances by stars such as international singer, Mark Vincent, Caravana Sun along with the hugely popular Hot Potato band, Never Ending 80s, Col Hardy, ‘Swingshift’ Cold Chisel Show, Papaya Tree, Danielle Lamb with Matty Jay and Petiguana to name a few.


Last year, the first day of AUSFEST celebrations attracted more than 35,000 people and 2018 is expected to be just as big.


“The Shire’s Australia Day festival is one of the largest and longest running in Australia,” Sutherland Shire Mayor Carmelo Pesce said.


“I am looking forward to a non-stop program of outstanding free entertainment from some of our best musicians with a focus on all performers for 2018 having a personal connection with the Shire; either living in the Shire or being educated in the Shire.”


AUSFEST celebrates the Shire’s culturally rich and vibrant community so there will be something for everyone and all ages at three locations, Cronulla, Sutherland and Illawong.  AUSFEST will also host the magical fireworks display on Australia Day on Cronulla Beach and Blaxland Oval.




All funds raised during AUSFEST 2018 will go to Enough is Enough, an organisation which aims to prevent violence in our society.




Friday 26 January Sutherland Entertainment Centre

10am               Citizenship Ceremony                    


Friday 26 January, Cronulla Beach

1pm                 Glenn Campbell

2pm                 Miranda & Engadine Musical Societies

3.15pm            Col Hardy

4pm                 Tim Moxey

5pm                 Official Proceedings

5.30pm            Never Ending 80s

7pm                 Caravana Sun

8.15pm            Mark Vincent

9pm                 Fireworks


Friday 26 January, Menai District

4pm                 Westfield Miranda Live Show: Paw Patrol           

4.35pm            ‘Swingshift’ Cold Chisel Show

5.45pm            Official Proceedings

5.55pm            Westfield Miranda Live Show: Paw Patrol           

6.30pm            Hot Potato Band

8pm                 Never Ending 80s

9pm                 Fireworks


Saturday 27 January, Shire Vibes, Cronulla Beach

3pm                 Noakesey’s Boys

4pm                 Jordan Kenny

4.45pm            Glenn Campbell

5.30pm            PapayaTree

6.15pm            Danielle Lamb with Matty Jay

7pm                 Petiguana

7.45pm            Hot Potato Band


For further information please contact:

Susanne Briggs 0412 268 320 or sbriggs@ssc.nsw.gov.au