The 2023 Sunset Ceremony will be broadcast live from Yurong Point, Gadigal Country (Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, Sydney) and hosted by Studio 10’s Narelda Jacobs and 10 News Midday’s John Paul Janke. It will encourage viewers to deepen their connection to Australia’s past, present, and future as the sun sets on January 26.
The two-hour event, which will air at 7.30pm on Wednesday, January 25 and is led by First Nations viewpoints, features reflections from non-Indigenous and multicultural voices on Australia’s past, present, and future.
Guests will include Brooke Blurton, Hugh Riminton, Ernie Dingo AO, Aaron Fa’aoso, BARKAA and Steven Oliver.
2023 marks the fourth year the special event has been simulcast between 10, NITV and SBS.
At a pivotal moment in the national discourse, as Australia prepares for a Referendum on an Indigenous Voice to Parliament, prominent First Nations voices will share their thoughts on what January 26 means to them. An outstanding lineup of First Nations performers will perform throughout the night, and they’ll be joined by guests presenting insights from varied groups.
There will be performances by the Malyangapa and Barkindji woman BARKAA, who has played at the Sydney Opera House and Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl, the dynamic First Nations duo Marlon x Rulla, who have played on some of Australia’s biggest stages, the spoken word sensation, playwright, and actor Steven Oliver, and the world-class performers Muggera Dancers.