Casey Donovan headlines the sunrise to sunset festival at Barangaroo for Australia Day
Barangaroo Reserve is holding a relaxed, family-friendly festival on January 26 starting with a sunrise ceremony by the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council and a community singsong in Sydney language called Bayala-Baraya: Sing Up Country, part of the WugulOra ceremony.
Everyone is welcome to share in the story of our nation through a day of free music, song and dance, which starts with the lighting of a Mourning Fire that will travel from Me-mel (Goat Island) to Barangaroo, transported by Aboriginal women.
From 8.30am, there’ll be an all-day brunch curated by Jared Ingersoll. The dishes range from bacon and egg rolls to avo on toast and meat pies.
The soundtrack will be a soundscape of the musical diversity of Australia, from Latin and reggae to pop and rock ’n’ roll. The standout performance of the day will come from headliner Casey Donovan.
Barangaroo Reserve is also the spot where you’ll find Sydney Festival installation Four Thousand Fish, inspired by the fisherwomen of Barangaroo – including the resilient Cammeraygal woman for whom the place is named.
It’s also a top vantage point to watch the Australia Day Ferrython.