From today, seniors across the state can secure their seat to the pinnacle event of the NSW Government’s 2018 Seniors Festival. Minister for Ageing Tanya Davies said the impressive line-up of talented performers for the Premier’s Gala Concerts, will thrill audiences for the Festival’s special Diamond Jubilee Anniversary.

“We are excited to have some of the finest voices in Australia on board this year, including David Campbell, Marcia Hines, country music singer Darren Coggan, and jazz vocalist Emma Pask,” Mrs Davies said. “The free concerts are an unmissable event on the Festival calendar and draw thousands of seniors from across the state. It’s a small way the NSW Government can thank seniors for their invaluable contribution to life in our towns and cities.”

Mrs Davies said the NSW Government has also sponsored more than 100 organisations to host events and activities across the state. “This year is significant, celebrating 60 years of the annual NSW Seniors Festival, so be sure to find the events happening in your local area, get involved and have some fun,” Mrs Davies said.

“With our ageing population rapidly growing, events like the NSW Seniors Festival are more important than ever. That’s why the NSW Government is proud to celebrate the achievements of our seniors and the contribution they make to the wider community.”

The 2018 NSW Seniors Festival runs from Wednesday 4 April to Sunday 15 April and is the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. In addition to the concerts and regional activities, other events include a two-day lifestyle and health Expo with entertainers Susie Elelman and Frank Ifield, and the Comedy Debate hosted by Jean Kittson.

For tickets to the 2018 Premier’s Gala Concerts visit Ticketek online at or phone 1300 130 613. For further information about events in Sydney and across NSW go to