Town of Bassendean to host 14th Australia Day fireworks event

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THE Town of Bassendean will stage fireworks this Australia Day.

Simulcast on 98five Sonshine FM, it will be the 14th fireworks event at Ashfield Reserve in Bassendean.

Families are encouraged to bring a picnic from 5pm but there will also be food vans.

Media personality Michelle White will host the event and there will be show rides.

There will be performances by Latin band Orquesta Yambeque who will share traditional music from the Caribbean Coast of Colombia, the sound of the ‘70s, and the golden era of the salsa in New York and Puerto Rico.

Five-piece band Bang Bang Betty & the H-Bombs will mix rhythm and blues with rockabilly and hip-shaking rumba.

Rhythmic beats will also come from Brazilian samba group The Bassonovas.

Australia Day 2018 ambassador Professor Colleen Hayward will speak.

The daughter of WA’s first Aboriginal teacher and school principal, she has devoted her life to education and will share her enthusiasm for lifelong learning, reminding people of the values of integrity and hard work in achieving greatness.

January 26 coincides with Sonshine FM celebrating its 30th anniversary.

Parking is available for $10.

The Town is advising people to use public transport or or take advantage of the free VIP bike valet parking. The event is smoke-free and pet-free.

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