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Australia Day Concert 2020

Join us for the annual Australia Day Family Concert, featuring a fantastic line up of live entertainment, children's activities and food trucks. Highlights include the 2020 Battle of the Bands Finals and of course, the famous thong-throwing competition. 

The Aussie Rock concert will begin at 5pm with a great program that includes:

  • Thirsty Merc, one of Australia's finest live acts, will headline the concert from 8pm. With four critically acclaimed albums, over 250,000 album sales and five ARIA Award nominations, Thirsty Merc have become a part of the fabric of Australia’s musical landscape.
  • The 2020 Battle of the Bands Finals: Bands will battle from 5pm for the 2020 title, with judging from The Preatures' Isabella Manfredi, Thirsty Merc’s Rai Thistlethwayte and Studios 301’s Stefan Du Randt.
  • Audio Vixen: Sibling musicians from Sydney, top 9 finalists from X-Factor Australia 2011.
Program Schedule
Time Event

Battle of the Bands

  • Phat Reef
  • To the Last Second
  • Under Weather
6.00pm Thong throwing competition
6.20pm Official welcome
6.30pm Audio Vixen
7.30pm Thong throwing competition
8.00pm Thirsty Merc
9.00pm Event concludes 


City of Ryde will not be going ahead with its fireworks display at the concert.

As part of its fundraising efforts, Council will be raising money for the Salvation Army Bushfire Disaster Appeal on the day. Eventgoers will be invited to contribute to our Wall of Hope, where they can purchase Eftpos gift cards, which will be donated to people affected by bushfires and help them to buy supplies and support local businesses in the process. There will also be collection buckets on the day.  

Also, please bring your own picnic rugs, low lying chairs and reusable water bottles to use at our refillable water station. Some parking will be available on site. The car park can fill up quite quickly so please get in early.

Date & Time

Sunday 26 January 2020 / 5.00PM - 9.00PM


City of Ryde
Phone: 9952 8222


Free entry


North Ryde Common, Cnr Twin and Wicks Roads, North Ryde 2113 View Map

-33.801569, 151.122421
Cnr Twin and Wicks Roads, North Ryde New South Wales 2113

North Ryde Common

Cnr Twin and Wicks Roads, North Ryde 2113

Last updated on 16 January 2020