Course Entertainment

2018 Blackmores Sydney Running Festival Course Entertainment

Luke Antony

Our live performer is coming to us fresh from from The Voice Australia.  After catching the attention of Boy George and being dubbed the next George Michael... Luke Antony found himself in the top 12. 

He has performed on the main stage at the official Sydney Mardi Gras party, and shared the stage with Australian greats Christine Anu and Marcia Hines. This is hot on the heels of an amazing 18 months where Luke released 4 singles and headlined a number of shows on the international circuit. His debut single Separate Ways was the 2016 theme song for the prestigious Munich Pride festival (CSD), receiving media attention in multiple countries with his second single a smooth and soulful version of Cyndi Lauper’s True Colours, released to overwhelming response. 

Event Day Location: Main Stage, Blackmores Recovery Village

The Liberators

Many of you would have seen this mans’ viral videos starting a Dance Party on a Public train, or a spontaneous sing-along at 7am on the morning express but did you know Peter Sharp & The Liberators are joining the Marathon this year in a custom built a portable Tuk-Tuk Sound System called the Rumble Bumble!? Keep an eye out on Sunday 16 September for a very special DJ set encouraging each and every one to give their best. Prepare for fun, games and some cheeky antics from these magnificent humans. Let’s show them how Sydney loves to get down!

More info can be found on their website www.theliberators.org

Event Day Location: Sydney Harbour Bridge, Macquarie Street & Recovery Village.

Nova Casanova's

Nova 96.9 are cheering you on, Sydney! Keep an eye out for the Casanova’s on the course cheering you on. 

Event Day Location: Queens Square, Macquarie Street.

Andes Tribe

Ely Sun, from Argentina and Javiera Olavarría, from Chile, are dancers and American Tribal Style Bellydance teachers who met in Australia with the same goal: to dance and express their art. They met through social networks and after a first magical get-together at Bondi Beach, they formed an immediate bond of sisterhood as if they had been friends all their lives. This discovery led them to start their journey together based on their love for this dance genre, thus creating the Tribal Style Bellydance Company Andes Tribe, a name inspired by the Andes Mountain Range. This mountain range, in addition to being a distinctive emblem of South America, is a symbol of union between Chile and Argentina. (Facebook).

Event Day Location: Archibald Fountain (M: 6km & 24.5km)

All That Jazz (Slide McBride)

All That Jazz Band is a Sydney based jazz band specialising in music from the 1920’s. They also play old-style New Orleans jazz.

Event Day Location: Corner of Moore Park Road and Driver Ave, Moore Park (M: 8km, 9.4km & 22km)

Nicole Tania (DJ)

Nicole Tania is one of Sydney’s most exciting DJs. This Sydney based female Hip Hop, RnB and Dancehall DJ of Caribbean (Barbados) and British background is taking the Sydney nightlife by storm and can play everything from disco, to 80s to now!

Event Day Location: Driver Ave, Moore Park (M: 9.7km & 21.8km)

Brazillian Drummers

Event Day Location: Driver Ave, Moore Park (M: 10km & 21.5km) and Corner of Parkes St and Dickens St, Centennial Park (M: 15km & 16km)

Dylan Billiondollars

Dylan aka Dylan Billiondollars (DBD) is an 11-year-old rapper and he has been rapping since he was 4.  He started Busking at Pitt Street Mall in June of 2017 and has not stopped since.  His vocals are sung by his brother Damien (a.k.a Desixty6).

Event Day Location: Pyrmont Bridge, Pyrmont (M: 30.5km, HM: 12.2km)

Jon and MacKenzie

We specialise in performing acoustic covers of well-known songs from a wide variety of styles but always with a unique twist of our own.

From genre-bending classic tunes to lyric-smashing in unusual mash-ups, we play music to cater for a wide variety of musical tastes all with just one guitar and one voice.

Event Day Location: ICC, Darling Harbour (M: 38km, HM: 18.5km)

Shirina Holmatova

Shirina is a singer and songwriter from Sydney, NSW. Shirina’s singing foundation was laid through active involvement at prestigious music/dance schools such as like YABC (Young Australian Broadway Choir), VPAC (Village Performing Arts College), Australian Girls’ Choir etc.

Shirina’s unique vocals and cheerful personality inspire many people when they see her perform and 'lose herself' in her play list.

Event Day Location: Wulugul Walk, Barangaroo (M: 38km, HM: 17km)

Tommy Francisco

Being vulnerable and honest is very powerful. I’m not classically trained, I’ve never had a singing coach, I've never been taught how to play guitar but I refuse to let that stop me from pursuing music.

I have been playing songs, with my guitar, inside of dive-bars since I was 16. I’ve gone through it all, from shouting drunkards, to sleeping stooges, to crowds that sing along to every word and I’ve loved every moment.

Music is all I've been good at, and I always seek to get better.

Event Day Location: Museum of Contemporary Art, Circular Quay (M: 41km, HM: 20km)

UNSW Cheer and Dance Society

UNSW Cheer and Dance Society are a competitive cheer and dance team representing the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. They compete regularly throughout the year at both local and national competitions, and are thrilled to be returning to Blackmores Running Festival this year to cheer on the runners!

Event Day Location: Art Gallery Road (BR: 5.6km & 7.5km)

Jonny Boy (DJ)

Official Tour DJ for STAN WALKER 2018, support act for Bryson Tiller, 6lack, Ty Dolla $ign, Omarion, Bow Wow, Fatman Scoop, Will Singe, Migos + MANY MORE. He is also a resident DJ at The Star, MOS Club, The Spot + MANY more.

Event Day Location: Art Gallery Road (BR: 5.6km & 7.5km)

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