FROM HIRSUTE HANDMADE BAKED GOODS TO HIGH ROTATION ON TRIPLE J, WAGGA WAGGA CITY COUNCIL HAS ASSEMBLED ONE OF THE BIGGEST ENTERTAINMENT LINE-UPS YET FOR FUSION17.
Headlining this year’s free multicultural street festival are musicians Ngaiire, Thelma Plum, Holly Throsby and Elki, along with entertainment from Old Spice, Stiltuesque, The Bearded Bakers and Melbourne-based DJs Saca La Mois, Monkey Marc and Victor Gil Gomez.
The diverse range of acts and performers are set to entertain thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds at the Civic Centre Precinct on Saturday 21 October from 4pm to 9.30pm.
“Each year at FUSION we celebrate the 112 countries of origin, 107 language groups and 62 faiths that make up our community,” Council’s Director Community Janice Summerhayes said.
“And there’s no better way to do that than by sharing our food, art, music and culture with each other.
“This year’s entertainment line-up boasts some of most creative and talented performers in the country, which will be complimented by our community performers, food from across the world and more.”
The headliners share a passion for music, whether it’s Ngaiire’s soaring voice that has taken her to the stage of the iconic Glastonbury Festival, or the lyricism of singer-songwriter and author Holly Throsby.
Elki is known for her powerful alt-pop, while Thelma Plum has dominated the Triple J airwaves with songs like How Much Does Your Love Cost?.
With last year’s FUSION festival attracting more than 10,000 people from across the region and interstate, Ms Summerhayes said it has quickly become one of the city’s biggest events.
“Events like FUSION contribute to the 1.3 million visitors our city hosts each year,” Ms Summerhayes said.
“Wagga Wagga City Council is proud to make the annual multicultural street festival possible, with our local community and visitors alike able to enjoy eclectic performances, mouth-watering food, pop-up shops and more on the backdrop of our stunning Civic Precinct and Wollundry Lagoon.”