The Lowdown
What: Australia Day
Where: Nasimi and Barasti
When: Friday January 25 and Saturday January 26

Aussie DJ duo TV Rock kicked off Australia Day celebrations a day early on Friday night with their energetic headliner set at Nasimi. But it was old fave Barasti that drew true Aussies in their hundreds to celebrate the national day of Australia on Saturday January 26. Dressed in akubra cork hats, Aussie flags and wielding inflatable kangaroos, revellers partied to tunes from Down Under faves including INXS, the Bee Gees, Kylie and Jason, John Farnham, Tina Arena, AC/DC and Jimmy Barnes. The country spirit was running high as the Aussies banded together to win a tug of war game against the rest of the world and participate in mother and daughter sack races.

Jayne Parry and Sophie Digva