They may be a fair way from Turkey or the fields of France, but thousands of people with their swags and sleeping bags are getting ready to keep the Anzac Spirit alive at a closer commemorative event, Camp Gallipoli.
Young Aussies will set up camp at outdoor venues around the country, joining in a special night of remembrance, entertainment and mateship commemorating the Anzac spirit in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and Sydney. Attendees will sleep under the stars, before waking for the Dawn Service on Anzac Day.
Camp Gallipoli is an education-based not-for-profit project, started by Adelaide's Chris Fox to commemorate Anzac Day and other WW1 battles significant to Australia and New Zealand's history.
'The Camp Gallipoli commemorative events aspire to instill the Anzac ideals of mateship, courage, inclusiveness and self-sacrifice into the youth of Australia and New Zealand to ensure the unique Anzac Spirit is kept alive for future generations," states Mr. Fox.
Camp Gallipoli is proud to have the support of Australia's top young artists performing live as part of the national commemorative events. Gates open at 3pm on Sunday 24 April, and will include special performances from Louise Adams (Adelaide), Dami Im (Brisbane), Taylor Henderson (Melbourne), Stan Walker (Perth), and Cyrus (Sydney). The music program also features local artists, school bands and choirs, interactive conversations and a number of very powerful films including 'The Last Anzacs".
Emerging from humble beginnings to become Australia's brightest starlet, Dami Im has set the world alight with an incredible voice that rightly earned her The X Factor crown in 2013. Ever since, she has carved an unstoppable music career with multiple ARIA accreditations and #1 singles.
Dami is on her way to fly the Aussie flag at Eurovision 2016 where she is one of the hot favourites, and before she goes, she'll fly the Camp Gallipoli flag at the RNA Showground in Brisbane.
Dami says, 'I performed at the first Camp Gallipoli last year and it was a really special event. As a new Australian, the Anzac spirit is one of the most important things I have learned about since coming here. I can't wait to sing under the stars with other young Aussies in Brisbane."