Anthems

A FESTIVAL OF NON-STOP HITS

Set amongst the beauty of Commonwealth Park on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, Anthems is back and set for a huge show at Canberra’s favourite outdoor venue Stage 88.

Enjoy a day of throwback Australian Anthems featuring some of Australia’s biggest hit makers at one of Canberra’s most picturesque venues.

Headlining ANTHEMS in 2020 is one of Australia’s most successful, influential and best-known bands, ICEHOUSE, led by singer / songwriter / producer / multi-instrumentalist, Iva Davies. Joining ICEHOUSE are the ARIA Award winning and BRIT Award nominees, THE TEMPER TRAP . The band will bring a very special performance to ANTHEMS and play the ‘Conditions’ album in full in celebration of its 10th anniversary. The festival also features West Australian Aria award-winning indie rock group, ESKIMO JOE, the reformed ROGUE TRADERS with frontwoman Natalie Bassingthwaighte, the brilliant folk pop act FRENTE and singer songwriter MARK WILKINSON.

 

LOCATION

COMMONWEALTH PARK – STAGE 88 

Minutes from central Canberra and nestled between the trees of Commonwealth Park is one of Canberra’s most iconic and treasured outdoor live music venues, Stage 88.

Super-close to the city centre and all major public transport options, we are excited to bring our biggest Anthems yet to a new venue for 2020 !

 

EVENT INFORMATION

What ARe The Event Times?

Gates open 1.30pm
First act 2.30pm
Event ends 10.00pm

HOW Do I GET THERE?

The best way to get to Stage 88 is to travel via public transport or shuttle bus.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

You can catch a bus to the city and then walk to Stage 88 from the interchange.

Buses from Gungahlin, Belconnen, Woden and Tuggeranong all run regularly into the city.

Visit ACT Transport to find route information.

SHUTTLES

Shuttle bus services will be available for this event. All ticket holders will be provided information on these services closer to the event.

WALKING TO STAGE 88

Walking is the best way to get to Stage 88 is just a short stroll from the city centre. It only takes 14 minutes to walk from the Civic Bus Interchange to Stage 88.

PARKING

As parking around Commonwealth park and Stage 88 in particular is extremely limited, there is no parking available on site for this event. If public transport isn’t an option then we recommend you carpool and park ‘n’ walk from the city, or ride a bike, take the bus or share a taxi/rideshare with friends. There will be a limited number of accessible parking spaces available, along with a drop off zone for mobility restricted patrons. Please ensure you advise us via email you are coming and that your vehicle displays a current temporary or permanent Disability Parking Permit.

Email: info@anthemsfest.com.au

CAR DROP OFF/PICK UP

There will be strict allocated drop off/pick up zones at this event. Locations will be provided information on these areas closer to the event.

 

What Tickets are available?

Anthems features two ticket types, General Admission and VIP. 

VIP PRECINCT TICKETS

The VIP Precinct area is strictly 18+.

The VIP Package gives guests the ultimate Anthems experience.

You’ll be closest to the action with preferred views of the stage, with early show access, your very own VIP garden bar, toilets and catering service.

Enjoy unreserved seating at your leisure anywhere inside the exclusive VIP precinct on your very own Anthems event chair which is yours to keep.

All VIP guests will also enjoy a substantial personal gourmet picnic hamper. 

GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS

The General Admission area is open to all ages.

Persons under 18 must be accompanied by a ticket-holding parent or legal guardian at all times. Children under 12 years admitted free of charge and do not require a ticket.

The General Admission ticket allows entry to all areas except for the VIP precinct and the VIP garden bar.

There are no seats provided and position is based on a first-come first-served basis so come early. Bringing your own picnic rug or standard low-lying camping chair is encouraged.

Please be aware that no banana/sun lounges or other lie-flat chairs, deck chairs, reclining chairs, beanbags, blow-up air chairs, inflatables, pop up chairs or lounges will be permitted in the General Admission area.

 

Tickets are available from the ticketing page 

 

What are the set times?

Artist set times will be made available on the week of performance.

What about Food And DrinkS?

This is a licensed event and there will be a large range of food and beverages available. No outside food is permitted to be brought into the event  (other than small portion items for children or individuals with specific dietary requirements – please note these items cannot exceed the maximum allowed bag size)

EFTPOS is available at food and beverage outlets, and there will be limited ATM facilities on site.

See “What To Bring” for details on what food and drink can be brought in to the venue depending on what ticket type you may have.

Photo ID
Proof of age photo ID is required to purchase and consume alcohol, and service will not be provided to patrons who are under 18 years of age or intoxicated. Acceptable ID is: 

  • Current and valid Australian Photo Driver’s Licence or Learner’s Permit
  • Passport (either current or expired less than 2 years ago and has not been cancelled)
  • Australian Birth Certificate (copy is okay) PLUS a Current Photo ID (e.g. student card). We must be able to verify both your age and your photo ID, we cannot accept one without the other.

Admission
The venue and promoter reserves the right to deny entry to and/or evict intoxicated patrons or under-age patrons found with alcohol. No alcohol can be removed from the festival site. 

What is the VIP Precinct?

The VIP Precinct is a unique Anthems festival offering – the whole front section of the Festival, closest to the stage is for your exclusive use to roam throughout the event. This whole area is open for you and your friends to roam, sit, watch dance and enjoy the day with other VIP ticket holders.

The VIP Precinct area is strictly 18+.

The VIP Package gives guests the ultimate Anthems experience.

You’ll be closest to the action with preferred views of the stage, with early show access, your very own VIP garden bar, toilets and catering service.

Enjoy unreserved seating at your leisure anywhere inside the exclusive VIP precinct on your very own Anthems event chair which is yours to keep.

All VIP guests will also enjoy a substantial personal gourmet picnic hamper. 

Don’t Miss Out. Limited allocation. 

Purchase your VIP Precinct ticket now on the ticketing page.

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