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Australian Night at the Movies

Our popular Australian Night at the Movies will be returning to the grounds of Concord Oval on Thursday, 25 January 2024 from 5–10pm.

Bring a picnic blanket and join us to enjoy delicious treats from food trucks, live performances by Indigenous artists and an Aussie wildlife display where you can get up close with creatures such as snakes, lizards, spiders, turtles and even a crocodile!

Plus, don’t miss a special movie screening of Satellite Boy under the stars from 8:30pm.

This event is assisted by the Australian Government through the National Australia Day Council.

Event program:

5pm Col Hardy Trio – Get ready to embark on a musical journey with the Col Hardy Trio, featuring the incomparable Col Hardy, a proud Indigenous man from the Kamilaroi tribe. Born and raised in Brewarrina, Col's musical odyssey began when the enchanting melodies from the wireless captivated his young heart. Self-taught on the guitar, he soon became a talent to be reckoned with, winning acclaim at a talent quest in Walgett; under the guidance of the late Willie Fennell.
5:30pm Blanche – Blanche is a highly talented Wiradjuri musician from Sydney. With his impressive range of musical styles, from alternative rock to RnB, Blanche is a singer/songwriter with a unique voice and a fresh perspective. He uses music as a tool to explore and understand the world around him, as well as to delve into his own psyche.
6pm Col Hardy Trio – Immerse yourself in the musical brilliance of the Col Hardy Trio, featuring Col Hardy, the pioneering Indigenous artist who clinched the first-ever Aboriginal Golden Guitar in 1973. Charley Boyter, boasting over 55 years of national and international performances, and Ben Kelly, a Lifetime Contribution Award recipient, round out this extraordinary trio. Col's environmental advocacy, recognized with an OAM, adds depth to a legacy seamlessly blending music, culture and community impact.
6:30pm Blanche –  With three hit songs that have appeared on both Apple Music and Spotify Playlists, Blanche has made a name for himself in the music industry. Enjoy his captivating performances and polished sound.
7:15pm Summer Giddings – A local and talented singer-songwriter, Summer Giddings will showcase her unique ability to effortlessly blend soulful ballads, classic tunes, and contemporary hits. Her music transcends barriers, winning her the National Campus Music Contest in 2023.
7:45pm Tim Gray - Tim is a Gumbayngirr/Wiradjuri/Bidjigal artist hailing from Macksville on the Mid-North Coast of NSW. Beyond his prowess as a singer and songwriter, Tim is the creative mind behind the 7-piece Reggae fusion sensation, the Green Hand Band, and also showcases his talent as a classical music composer.
8:15pm Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony
8:25pm Official welcome
8:30pm Screening of Satellite Boy rated PG. Ten-year-old Pete lives with his grandfather in an old abandoned outdoor cinema in the desert. When the old drive-in is threatened with demolition by developers, Pete and a friend set off on an epic journey in the hopes of saving his home.

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Australian Night at the Movies in 2023:

In 2023 we celebrated Australian Night at the Movies and the grand opening of the $84 million Concord Oval Community and Sports Precinct. A big thank you to everyone who joined us to celebrate!