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Australia Day

On 26 January, we invite you to reflect on being Australian, celebrate contemporary Australia and recognise our history at the Albury Australia Day Celebrations.

Join us on the banks of the great Murray River at Noreuil Park to welcome our new Australians and celebrate all the things we love about Australia: our land, sense of fair go, lifestyle, democracy, the freedoms we enjoy and, in particular our people.

Australia Day is about celebrating what we have become as a nation, not how we started as one, and in acknowledging our indigenous communities and their welcoming nature.

Welcome to Country

Friday 6 March, 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

As we launch Upstream the audience will be welcomed to country by the local Aboriginal community.

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Tramp Wall

Friday 6 March, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Watch the Flying Fruit Fly Circus in this high-energy performance as they fly, twist and tumble through the air on the tramp wall.

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Shirazz Jazz Band

Friday 6 March, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Melding raucous, high-energy trad, laidback Louisiana street beats and sleazy and salacious blues, Shirazz will deliver a witty and irreverent live show on stage and roving to kick off the night with a bang.

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Boat of Faith

Friday 6 March, 5:15 pm - 7:45 pm

Take a dreamily absurd and comically surreal voyage in the Boat of Faith, with Mr Curly at the helm. Ask the direction-finding duck for directions, get caught in Mr Curly’s net of possibilities or be embraced by an angel.

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The Bells - 5 Angry Men

Friday 6 March, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

All the performers know is the bells must be rung but they’re not quite sure why. The more confused they are, the harder they try to achieve it. The results are hilarious, tragic, violent and absurd.

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Pygmy Perch 360 Experience

Friday 6 March, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Pygmy Perch 360 is an immersive five-minute short film experience by Helen Newman, developed by the Murray Science Hub in 2018, to highlight the plight of the threatened local Pygmy Perch.

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Upstream Gala Opening

Friday 6 March, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us on the Noreuil Park foreshore for a night filled with spectacular feats and curious wonder.

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King Marong and Afro Mandinko

Friday 6 March, 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

Featuring tight Afrobeat, cool Afro-reggae and a healthy dose of highlife, King Marong and Afro Mandinko will take you on an audio-visual journey across the African diaspora.

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Sounds of Upstream

Friday 6 March, 9:15 pm - 9:30 pm

Be blown away by a 15-minute laser show by Genius Laser Technology along the banks of the Murray River. Using 12 full-colour laser projectors linked to a musical score, this show will have you up and dancing!

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The March

Sunday 8 March, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Following on from The Bells, 5 Angry Men are collaborating with the community for this world premiere. Join them for a procession from QEII Square to Noreuil Park.

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Alejandro - Sin Frontera Band

Sunday 8 March, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

These Mexican and Latin American musicians bring exciting rhythms and the energy of their homeland to life.

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Feet Off Ground River Crossing

Sunday 8 March, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Watch these professional slackliners balance their way across the Murray River, bridging the two cities with a piece of material.

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Sunday of Curious Things

Sunday 8 March, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us on the Noreuil Park foreshore for a day of surprise, curiosity and connection with music, markets and food. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon by the river – until the heart-stopping finale.

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The Market of Curious Things

Sunday 8 March, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

If you’re a hobbyist, tinkerer or craft enthusiast - then this is for you! Buy beautiful handmade things and enjoy this pop-up maker space.

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MRJO (Murray Riverina Jazz Orchestra)

Sunday 8 March, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This local big band performs to a score by Murray Conservatorium

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