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2018 Entertainment Applications closed 30 September 2017

2018 National Multicultural Festival Participation Policy [PDF 465KB] [Word 58KB]

The below Entertainment were at the 2017 National Multicultural Festival, will you be there in 2018?

Download the Program or visit individual performers below for times and locations.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

TUGS Ukelele Group

Ukelele Group

TUGs is a family friendly club that meets to play, sing, socialise and have fun at uke sessions, group events and performances throughout the Canberra region. Uniquely, we play in a Stage Band setting, with our ukuleles being complemented with Bass Guitar, mixed Percussion and Harmonica.

We play many genres of music, with an emphasis on 50’s and 60’s  Rock and Roll.

In  the last few months TUGS has performed at the Canberra Raiders Club, Canberra  Southern Cross Yacht Club, Yarralumla and the National Arboretum.You  can find us on Facebook at TUGS Ukulele and at www.tugsukulele.com

TUGS Ukelele Group

Time: 19 February 2017 4.15pm
Location: Stage 7, The Sanctuary (Petrie Plaza West)

Tabla Performance

Tabla Performance

Time: 18 February 2017 3.00pm
Location: Stage 2, Petrie Plaza (East)

Tahalianna Belle and Brandon

Indigenous Showcase

Time: 18 February 2017 6.25pm
Location: Stage 4, Bunda Street

Tamil Cultural Association

Songs Dances Medley

Time: 18 February 2017 4.15pm
Location: Stage 2, Petrie Plaza East

Tanamasi Drum and Dance

African Village Showcase

Dedicated to preserving West African drumming culture, we make beautiful drums and play traditional style.

Tanamasi Drum and Dance

Time: 17 February 2017 9.40pm
Location: Stage 5, Civic Square (off London Circuit)

Time: 18 February 2017 8.20pm
Location: Stage 5, Civic Square (off London Circuit)

Tango Social Club of Canberra

Latin Quarters

The Tango Social Club of Canberra has been creating tango events in the ACT for over 10 years.

Tango

Time: 18 February 2017 2.00pm
Location: Stage 2, Bunda Street (Latin Quarters)

Te Uki Ou O Te Kuki Airani

Pacific Island Showcase

This group is made of children ho perform in front of audiences entertaining at fete's, schools, multicultural festivals, nursing homes, birthdays, weddings and special events.

Te Uki Ou O Te Kuki Airani

Time: 18 February 2017 2.20pm
Location: Stage 5, Civic Square

Telegu Association

India in the City Showcase

Songs and Dances

Time: 18 February 2017 5.10pm
Location: Stage 2: Petrie Plaza (East)

Thai Cultural Performance

Traditional Thai cultural performance

Thai Cultural perfrmance

Time: 18 February 2017 11.30am
Location: Stage 7, The Sanctuary (Petrie Plaza West)

Time: 18 February 2017 12.25pm
Location: Stage 7: The Sanctuary (Petrie Plaza West)

Time: 18 February 2017 2.00pm
Location: Stage 1, Garema Place

Time: 19 February 2017 3.00pm
Location: Stage 6, Akuna St and City Walk

Thai Folk Group

Lotus Dance by Thai Folk Performance

Time: 18 February 2017 12.20pm
Location: Stage 7, The Sanctuary (Petrie Plaza West)

Thai Media and Cultural Group of Canberra

Thai Media and Cultural Group of Canberra

Time: 18 February 2017 12.00pm
Location: Stage 1, Garema Place

The Harmony Girls from East Africa

African Village Showcase

Time: 18 February 2017 5.15pm
Location: Stage 5, Civic Square

The New Renditions

Canberra and Sydney’s Premier Rock & Roll Band

We are the New Renditions, Canberra and Sydney’s Premier Rock & Roll Band, we are also very versatile with the style of music that we play that will suit any occasion.

We perform and cater for weddings, parties and live performances between Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne.

Our band members have performed between 20 - 25 years and have been together for the last 10 years as a band.

New Renditions

Time: 19 February 2017 2.15pm
Location: Stage 7: The Sanctuary (Petrie Plaza West)

The Sauerkrauts

The Sauerkrauts from The Beez

A yodellin', thigh-slappin’, lederhosen-wettin' fest of German music from Deta (accordion, vocals) and Rob (guitar, vocals), featuring the Beatific Beats of our Bavarian Boombox.

You'll thrill to comic classics from the likes of Rammstein and Kraftwerk; you'll tear off that dirndl and shake a Teutonic tail feather when you catch a glimpse of Nena's 99 Red Balloons; you'll swoon to Marlene Dietrich's Lili Marlene but, most of all, you'll be entertained... and that's an order!

Deta and Rob always felt that the German Oeuvre was a little under-represented in The Beez, so here they are to make amends with an evening of dance floor-compatible Deutsche derring-do featuring Deta's fabulous "Brunhilde Bass" accordion. One octave below the conventional accordion bass, this is an Alp-quaking tone of Wagnerian proportions. Melded with Rob's custom Höfner "Blitzkrieg" guitar, it's an irresistible, rockin' polka machine held together by the marching rhythms of a loop machine by the name of Wolfgang Amadeus and, of course, those gorgeous harmonies and cabaret sensibilities which are the icing on the Schwarwälderkirschtorte.

Deta and Rob both hail from Berlin; their band, The Beez, performs regularly throughout Europe and Australia. They've appeared on ABC-TV's 'Spicks and Specks' and at just about every Australian folk festival you care to think of. The Sauerkrauts will tour Australia from January to May, 2017.

Sauerkrauts

Time: 17 February 2017 7.45pm
Location: Stage 6: Near Intersection of Akuna Street and City Walk

Three Amigos Roving Mariachi Plus One

It isn’t just music, and it isn’t just a show—it’s an entire mariachi experience.

With decades of shows under their belts, Adelaide, Australia’s very own will craft the perfect show for any event you can think up.

From weddings and birthdays to corporate events to festivals and more, you’re guaranteed an authentic Mexican mariachi experience when the Three Amigos +1 Roving Mariachi Band show up. Featured on Australia’s Got Talent, these mariachi maniacs can croon, swoon, and get you on your feet with classics songs such as “Guantanamera,” “La Cucaracha,” “La Bamba” or contemporary smash hits like Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk.”

No matter the occasion and no matter the song, if you’re looking for an interactive, vibrant, and fun musical experience, The Three Amigos +1 Roving Mariachi Band are the ones to turn to.

Olé!

The Three Amigos Roving Plus 1

Time: 18 February 2017 12.00pm
Location: Roving throughout the Festival

Tibet dance Sky Road

Tibet dance Sky Road

Time: 19 February 2017 12.15pm
Location: Stage 3, Ainslie Avenue Cul De Sac (Off London Circuit)

Tibetan Community

Cultural Performance

Canberra Tibetan Community Performance The ACT Tibetan Community in Canberra, Australia is a community organisation who organize various activities to raise awareness about the situation in Tibet and who aim to preserve and promote Tibetan culture including Tibetan language and arts and share it with the wider Australian community.

Tibetan Community

Time: 18 February 2017 6.45pm
Location: Stage 6, Akuna St and City Walk

Tierra Bolivariana

Latin Quarters

Time: 18 February 2017 2.30pm
Location: Stage 2, Bunda Street (Latin Quarters)

Toe Talatalanoa Youth Choir

Pacific Islands Showcase

Time: 19 February 2017 2.00pm
Location: Stage 5, Civic Square

Tongan Language and Cultural School

Pacific Island Showcase

ACT Pacific Islands United Council and ACT Tongan Language School: Launching Pacific Islands Language Week

Time: 18 February 2017 11.20am
Location: Stage 5, Civic Square

Time: 18 February 2017 12.00pm
Location: Canberra Museum and Gallery Building, 180 London Circuit (CMAG)

Tongan Youth Group

Cultural Performance

Australian Tongan Youth Group Performance

Time: 18 February 2017 7.30pm
Location: Stage 7, The Sanctuary (Petrie Plaza West)

Tribal Spice

Shimmy Shindig Showcase

Time: 19 February 2017 1.15pm
Location: Stage 6, Akuna St and City Walk

Tsinghua University Students’ Art Troupe

Instructed by the Art Education Center, Tsinghua University Students’ Art Troupe is a university-founded amateur art group for students.

It is the field of artistic practices open to all Tsinghua students, and acts as the assistant classroom of the artistic and aesthetic education of the university.

At present, the Art Troupe consists of twelve branch teams, including the Military Band, the Chinese Orchestra, the Chorus, the Symphony Orchestra, the Dance Team, the Drama Team, the Dance Sport Team, the Clavier Team, the Fine Art Group, the Photography Team, the Peking Opera Team, and the Chinese Folk Vocal Art Team. The student members are totaled over 1,200, including undergraduates, graduates and international students.

The Art Troupe has enjoyed a high reputation among the universities in China. It contributes many high-quality performances to its alma mater and the society. It presents annual performances including the university anniversary celebration, the greeting performance to new freshmen and the New Year's Concert, and provides grass field concerts, outdoor open rehearsals, art popularizing lessons and special performances by its 12 teams.

As the representative art team of Tsinghua University, the Art Troupe has participated in various domestic competitions and achieved glorious scores. In addition, it has performed in many countries such as Japan, Singapore, Russia and the United States, and won great success.

The Art Troupe as well as many other student associations recruits new members at the beginning of each semester. It is usually held in front of the student dining halls, such as Zijing Yuan and Taoli Yuan.

Tsinghua University Students’ Art Troupe

Tsinghua University Students’ Art Troupe will be appearing in the parade.

Time: 17 February 2017 4.30pm
Location: China Village

Time: 18 February 2017 4.30pm
Location: China Village

Time: 19 February 2017 4.30pm
Location: China Village

Tumanako Maori Cultural Group

Pacific Island Showcase

Tumanako Maori Cultural Group will perform their traditional Maori song and dances

Mr Cotter, along with his wife Patricia, founded the Tumanako Maori Cultural Group in 2009 with purpose of helping to keep Maori traditions alive. Tumanako means translates to 'hope'.

About 30 young children aged from three to 18-years-old meet every Wednesday to learn about their culture.

They practise traditional song and dances, like the Haka, as well as learn about Maori culture and customs.

Tumanako Maori Cultural Group

Time: 18 February 2017 1.05pm
Location: Stage 5, Civic Square