Skyfire 2024

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Join us on Saturday, March 16, 2024, as Lake Burley Griffin comes alive! One of Australia’s finest fireworks shows set to a 20-minute soundtrack, this iconic event promises a memorable experience for everyone.

Hit104.7 & Mix106.3 Live Broadcast at Regatta Point

Tune in to Hit104.7 & Mix106.3’s live simulcast from Regatta Point.

Wilko & Courts, Kristen & Nige and CBR Wrapped will entertain the crowd with artist performances and interviews leading up to the spectacular fireworks.

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🔥 Dragon – Classic Rock Icons 🔥

Transport yourself back to the ’70s with Dragon, one of New Zealand’s biggest rock sensations! They conquered stages in Australia, creating unforgettable hits like “Rain,” “April Sun In Cuba,” “Are You Old Enough,” and “Young Years.” Get ready to relive the classics and let Dragon ignite the nostalgia within you!

🎧 DJ Divito – Master of Late-Night Energetic Beats 🎧

For those who’ve grooved into the early hours in the capital, DJ Divito needs no introduction. A maestro at creating late-night energy, he’ll be spinning beats as the sun dips below the horizon. Get ready to dance under the stars and lose yourself in the infectious vibes!

🎺 Band of the Royal Military College – Parade Ground to Skyfire Stage 🎺

Marching off the parade ground and onto the Skyfire stage, The Band of the Royal Military College is set to blow your mind with their unique take on your favourite hits! Experience the fusion of military precision and musical prowess as they cover your all-time favourites.

🛫 Boeing E-7 Wedgetail Flyover – Dominance Displayed in the Skies! 🛫

Get ready for an awe-inspiring display as the E-7A Wedgetail graces the skies above Lake Burley Griffin. Renowned for providing Australia with cutting-edge airspace battle management capabilities, this airborne marvel is set to showcase its prowess. The Wedgetail’s ability to coordinate joint air, sea, and land battles in real-time adds a new dimension to the Australian Defence Force (ADF) effectiveness. 

💥 Australia’s Federation Guard Artillery Firing – Explosive Precision at Gallipoli Reach! 💥

If you are around Gallipoli Reach (red gravel) you will be able to witness a jaw-dropping display of artillery firing and small arms prowess by Australia’s Federation Guard. Marvel at the precision and power as they demonstrate the skill and expertise that make them an integral part of the nation’s defence. 

What is Skyfire?

Since 1989, Skyfire has been Canberra’s beloved annual event, captivating audiences for over 30 years. Originally a fireworks show synchronized with FM 104.7’s soundtrack, it has evolved into a day-long spectacle around Lake Burley Griffin, attracting at least one-third of the ACT population.

Crowds gather throughout the afternoon, securing their favorite spots or discovering prime viewing locations. As evening descends, the atmosphere buzzes with excitement as people enjoy picnics or indulge in culinary delights from food trucks.

As darkness falls, the entertainment stage on the north side of the lake comes to life, with hosts from Hit 104.7 and Mix 106.3 energizing the crowd. The anticipation builds with music artists, leading up to the main event – SKYFIRE 2024! A 20-minute pyrotechnic extravaganza, launched from barges in Lake Burley Griffin’s central basin. The spectacle is enhanced by a high-energy soundtrack simulcast on Hit 104.7 and Mix 106.3 perfectly timed to the fireworks show.

Keep an eye on this page as more info will be added in the lead-up to the event!

Enjoy Skyfire 2024 Responsibly!