Leo Sayer, Baker Boy and Canberra's Lucy Sugerman line up for the 2018 National Multicultural Festival

Released 07/12/2017

Pop legend Leo Sayer, rapper Baker Boy and Canberra’s Lucy Sugerman will headline the 2018 National Multicultural Festival.

Leo Sayer has been one of the great international pop acts for the last 40 years and will take centre stage on the opening night of the Festival.

Leo had huge international hits with You Make Me Feel Like Dancing, When I Need You, and More Than I Can Say and many top-10 singles and albums. Leo has performed all round the world to huge crowds and released his most recent album – Restless Years – in 2015.

Taking the stage at Friday evening and Saturday Afternoon is the emerging artist, Baker Boy.

Baker Boy, also known as Danzel Baker, is a Yolngu man from Yurrwi and and Maningrida communities in North East Arnhem Land. He is the first Indigenous rapper to rap in Yolngu Matha who has broken into the mainstream.

A regular on Triple J, Baker Boy uses music to help young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people navigate their way through both traditional and Western worlds.

Joining them will be Canberra’s own Lucy Sugerman. Lucy was a grand finalist in the Voice 2017, has played to sell-out shows in Canberra and is a two time Australian National Busking Champion.

Australia’s best celebration of multiculturalism, the National Multicultural Festival will run from Friday 16 to Sunday 18 February 2018, providing three jam-packed days of fun, music, dance, cultural performances, food and festivities for all to enjoy.

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