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Community comes together to celebrate Australia Day at Kingston’s Globe to Globe Festival

8 January 2018

Kingston’s diverse community will join together to celebrate Australia Day in style at Kingston’s 18th annual Globe to Globe World Music Festival featuring a host of talented performers, free workshops, children’s entertainment and a spectacular fireworks finale.

Proudly presented by the City of Kingston, this fantastic event community event is on 11am-10pm Friday 26 January at Namatjira Park in Springs Rd, Clayton South.

This much-loved annual event features a host of talented musicians showcasing the very best in world music over three stages.

Travel the world through song with headlineers Sol Nation – a seven piece Melbourne outfit with a unique brand of Cuban, ska and reggae-inspired performance –  roots and rock outfit Centre and the South plus indigenous performer Ganga Giri presenting a mix of tribal beats and funk to create a uniqu tribal-technological dance experience.

A wide range of community groups – including Chinese performers, Greek dancers and traditional Phillipino dance groups will also take to the stage while the audience will be invited to take part in a range of interactive workshops including African Drumming, Bollywood dancing and Japanese drumming.

The kids will also be entertained with free activities including face painting and balloon sculptures plus there will be a free breakfast between 11am and 12.30pm for the first 500 people to arrive.  

 “Globe to Globe is a great opportunity for the community to come together where we can appreciate the many cultures that live and learn in harmony in Kingston,” Kingston Mayor Steve Staikos said.

 “Entry to the festival is a round-the-world ticket to experience foods, sights and sounds from every corner of the globe.” 

The event will end with a firework spectacular at 10pm.

Cost: $2 adults, $5 families.

For more information see kingston.vic.gov.au/globe or phone 1300 653 356.

 

 

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