FOUR-TIME ARIA nominated artist Lior will perform in a new, re-formatted Australia Celebrates Live Concert on January 25.Organisers say the annual event, which will be held on the lawns outside Parliament House, will have a new program to honour the outgoing 2013 Australians of the Year.
Lior is the first in a series of home-grown acts to be announced for the concert, which attracts around 30,000 people each year.
”The new format takes the elements of the event that Canberra knows and loves, but also adds in a special one-hour tribute to our outgoing Australians of the Year to kick off the evening,” CEO of the National Australia Day Council Jeremy Lasek says.
”We’ll get a chance to farewell the outgoing Australians of the Year both in words and with music.”
The revived event will also combine the 2014 Australian of the Year awards and concert on one stage.
”Previously there were two stages and the audience didn’t know whether to focus on the awards ceremony or take their place for the concert,” Lasek says.
“We saw the need to streamline the event to improve the overall experience, so the audience can find their perfect spot and settle in for a great evening.”
More acts are to be announced early next year.