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Marching Koalas return to Armidale for 25th Annual Autumn Festival

Marching Koalas return to Armidale for 25th Annual Autumn Festival

One of Australia’s biggest and best marching bands, the Marching Koalas will be returning to Armidale for the 25th Annual Armidale Autumn Festival.

According to Armidale Regional Council Administrator Dr Ian Tiley this is particularly special as the Marching Koalas were at the very first Autumn Festival in 1992.

“Thanks to the sponsorship support of Edwards Coaches, the 55 member band will be in Armidale to march in the Grand Parade on Saturday 18 March and to perform in Civic Park,” said Dr Tiley. “The opportunity to see the Marching Koalas play here as part of the event after 25 years is not to be missed.”

The Autumn Festival was first held to mark 150 years of horse racing in the region. It has since grown to be a nationally recognised event celebrating autumn in Armidale, as well as our diverse community and valued quality of life.

This year’s four day event will be held from Friday 17 March and will conclude on Monday 20 March with the Armidale Cup. It will feature all the popular regular attractions the community looks forward to and more.

“The program includes a spectacular laser light show, traditional breakfast with the band, market stalls, carnival rides, live entertainment and of course the grand parade,” Dr Tiley said. “X-Factor finalist and rising star of the Australian music scene Big T will headline entertainment on Saturday night 18 March in Civic Park. There will also be an impressive line-up of local and other visiting artists including dancers, jugglers and BMX acrobats!”

Scott Hone, the stunt BMX rider who performed in Circus Oz and Scoot the stunt juggler will be performing on both Friday and Saturday evenings at the Autumn Festival in civic park, as well as making appearances in the Grand Parade.

“This is a huge community event that creates many opportunities to bring people together,” said Dr Tiley. “There is certainly something for everyone – four days of fun and many chances to catch up with new and old friends.”

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