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Cairns Festival Confirms Amy Shark As Massive Anniversary Event Announced

26 May 2022 | 2:35 pm | Dan Cribb

“Sixty years is an extraordinary achievement."

(Pic by Jess Gleeson)

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Cairns Festival will return this year, teasing what promises to be an “awe-inspiring” program.

Confirmed today, the event’s 60th “birthday bash” will take place from August 26 – September 4 and will once again showcase local, world-class national and international music, theatre, art, film, and comedy.

Alongside news of its Grand Parade, fireworks display and more for 2022, today’s teaser also reveals that Aussie favourite Amy Shark has been confirmed to perform at the iconic Tanks Arts Centre.

Amy Shark's addition to Cairns Festival follows news earlier this month she had joined the cast of Celebrity Apprentice Australia.

“This is a big year for Cairns Festival,” Cairns Mayor Bob Manning said.

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“Sixty years is an extraordinary achievement for an event that had humble beginnings as the Cairns Tourist Festival in 1962, before being rebranded the following year as Fun in the Sun.

“Through the years there have been a few name changes, but what has remained steadfast is community’s support, which has grown the festival into a staple fixture on the regional Queensland events calendar, drawing thousands of people to our spectacular city.

“With six decades of memorable moments to spur us on, the 2022 Cairns Festival program builds on past successes, includes old favourites and incorporates some exciting new features and concepts, including a spectacular immersive laser and light experience to kick off 10-days of festivities.”

A full program of ticketed and free events will be announced in the lead up to the event; for more details, head to the Cairns Festival website.