QBR End of Day Celebration acts announced

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West Australian acts Bernardine and Stillwater Giants have been announced as the entertainment for the Queen’s Baton Relay End of Day Celebration, to be held at Whitfords Nodes Park in Hillarys on Sunday 25 February. The event commences with food trucks and free children’s activities from 4.00pm, before Perth singer/songwriter Bernardine takes to the stage to perform her indie, alternative folk-pop tunes. The Queen’s Baton Relay is due to arrive for a special ceremony at 5.30pm, and award-winning four-piece band Stillwater Giants will rock the stage from 6:00pm. The QBR will travel north along the City’s coastline along West Coast Drive (beginning at the City’s southern boundary at Beach Road) and continue to Whitfords Avenue before winding up at Whitfords Nodes Park. Whilst in the City, the Queen’s Baton will be in the hands of 20 batonbearers, spending quality time in the local community as part of its travels across every state and territory of Australia. Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob said the QBR would showcase all that is great about the City’s coastal lifestyle. “As the Baton makes its way along West Coast Drive the City’s pristine coastline will provide a stunning backdrop for the thousands of people that come from far and wide to line the street and cheer on the batonbearers,” Mayor Jacob said. “Our leg of the QBR will then conclude at Whitfords Nodes Park, one of the City’s most beautiful natural areas and a popular reserve for recreation, with events such as triathlons regularly hosted there. “The City is very excited to be hosting the End of Day Celebration, where local residents and visitors can enjoy some great music, food and family entertainment. The QBR is a long-time tradition of the Commonwealth Games, promoting community pride and excitement about the world-class sport and entertainment that the Games will deliver. The QBR takes a message from Her Majesty The Queen calling for peaceful and friendly competition at the Games through the Commonwealth to the Opening Ceremony of GC2018. The QBR started its journey in Australia on Christmas Day and will be celebrated in communities across the country for 100 days before the GC 2018 Opening Ceremony on 4 April. Local residents can begin planning their QBR experience at gc2018.com/qbr.

Artist information

Bernardine (trio)

Bernardine is a multi-instrumentalist with an earthy and evocative vocal. She began performing at eight years old and is a performance graduate of UWA School of Music. Although classically trained, she has followed a career in alternative contemporary music. Bernardine is independent and self-managed. She has released 2 records and has thrived as a full-time artist in the music industry since 2010. Her music is described as indie, alternative folk-pop. Bernardine is currently completing her Master of Teaching (Secondary – Music Education) and working on her next release.

Stillwater Giants

Originally from Margaret River, Stillwater Giants combine falsetto vocals and brilliant harmonies to deliver an infectious indie-pop sound. Having supported some of Australia’s finest bands including Birds of Tokyo and Eskimo Joe, Stillwater Giants deliver an entertaining live performance that has secured them spots on several festival stages including Southbound and the St Kilda Festival. Stillwater Giants performed as part of Music in the Park 2014-15 series and proved to be popular with the diverse audience. Since performing at Music in the Park the band have continued to perform in live music venues and festivals and in 2017 released a new single ‘Those Girls That I Meet”.

Further event information

Children’s activities, food trucks and roving entertainment on offer from 4.00pm. Final batonbearer of the City’s QBR leg will enter Whitfords Nodes Park and be welcomed on stage at approximately 5.30pm. Batonbearer formalities end at approximately 6.00pm and End of Day Celebration commences. Event concludes at 7.30pm. ACROD parking and accessible toilet facilities will be available. Patrons are encouraged where possible to walk or car pool to Whitfords Nodes Park as parking is limited. In the unlikely event of inclement weather, details of postponement or cancellation will be communicated via the City’s website and Facebook page. QBR Hashtag: #QBR2018 GC2018 Hashtag: #GC2018, #SHARETHEDREAM