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Toot toot, chugga chugga big red car, The Wiggles are coming to Canberra

Evelyn Karatzas
The Wiggles

The Wiggles are coming to Canberra! Image: The Wiggles.

The Wiggles are coming to the Capital for one of their biggest parties of the festive season.

Kicking off their national tour this November at the Canberra Southern Cross Club, the two-day Holiday Party Big Show will see The Wiggles switch their big red car for a bright red sleigh to celebrate the holidays.

After three decades, the end-of-year show has become a beloved tradition for families around the country. Anthony, Simon, Lachy and Tsehay will be joined by John, Caterina, Evie and new Blue Wiggle Lucia, following in the footsteps of her father, the original blue Wiggle, Anthony. Wearing a matching blue skivvy, Lucia will be joining him live on stage in the Capital.

The original Blue Wiggle shared his excitement about the prospect of sharing the stage with his daughter.

“I’m so happy that we’ll be joined by my daughter Lucia, who is following in my footsteps and wearing the blue skivvy. Lucia is a trained dancer who has also been dancing with The Wiggles since she was a child. She did such an amazing job dancing on our last tour – she was born to be a Wiggle,” he said.

“The lead-up to Christmas is the most magical time of year, and we’re so excited for everyone to experience our Holiday Party Big Show.

“There are so many surprises and we’re going to make it snow! It’s going to be so much fun.”


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The Wiggles are riding a high following their mashup of ‘Fruit Salad’ and Tame Impala’s ‘Elephant’ that topped triple j’s Hottest 100 in January, followed by the addition of Teshay Hawkins to the troupe and a spectacular sold-out tour with all original members.

The latest issue of Rolling Stone Magazine AU/NZ features the multi-award winners on a history-making cover with Teshay the youngest person ever to appear on the cover of the AU/NZ magazine.

Rolling Stone AU/NZ print editor, Jake Challenor, said: “The Wiggles have stood the test of time. Here is a band that, for three decades, has entertained and inspired future generations,” he said.

“The last two years have been some of their best in history. The Wiggles are more relevant than ever.”

The Wiggles

Riding a high in popularity, The Wiggles feature on the cover of the September edition of Rolling Stone magazine AU/NZ. Photo: Jake Challenor.

Kids and their families will get to enjoy Wiggles hits such as ‘Do the Propeller’, ‘Fruit Salad’, ‘Big Red Car’ and ‘Rock A Bye Your Bear’, as well as Christmas favourites such as ‘Go Santa Go!’

The festive-themed Holiday Party Big Show will also feature all the Wiggly friends such as Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog, Henry the Octopus, Shirley Shawn the Unicorn and Bok the hand puppet.

Rumour has it, even Santa Claus and his reindeers will be making a special appearance and bringing in the snow all the way from the North Pole!


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The Holiday Party Big Show Tour will be held at the Southern Cross Club in Woden on Thursday, 10 November, at 10:30 am, 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm (Friday shows are sold out).

Tickets are $42.05 each, plus booking fee for adults and children. Infants under 12-months enter free. Tickets are now on sale. Get in quick as they’re selling-out like hot potatoes.

Original Article published by Evelyn Karatzas on Riotact.

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