ANZAC Day goes beyond the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915.
It’s also a day where we remember all Australians and New Zealanders who have served and given their lives in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.
The commemorative nature of this day means the right approach should be taken to ensure appropriate music and visuals are playing in your venue.
To assist you with you ANZAC Day program planning, we have a range of suitable music and visual content available in Nightlife – learn more about them below or on our support website.
Tracks For ANZAC Day Services
We have several versions of Laurence Binyon’s The Ode available in Nightlife, including:
The Last Post + The Ode
This track plays The Last Post bugle call in full, followed by a reading of The Ode. It also has accompanying ANZAC Day visuals that will show on screens as it plays.
The Last Post + The Ode (Short Version)
This 1-minute track plays a shortened version of The Last Post bugle call, followed by a reading of The Ode. It also has accompanying ANZAC Day visuals that will show on screen as it plays.
The Last Post + The Ode + 1 Min Silence
This track plays The Last Post bugle call in full, followed by a reading of The Ode and then a minute’s silence. It also has accompanying ANZAC Day visuals that will show on screens as it plays.
The Last Post + 1 Min Silence + Rouse
This track plays The Last Post bugle call in full, followed by a minute’s silence. It ends with a Rouse bugle call (this plays at ANZAC Day services as flags are raised from half-mast to the masthead).
NZ The Last Post + The Ode – New Zealand version
Featuring the Band of the Royal Regiment of New Zealand Artillery, this 2-minute track plays the Last Post bugle call in full, following by a reading of The Ode.
For a guide on how to schedule a version of The Last Post and The Ode for your service, click here.
Continuing the ANZAC spirit throughout the day
The team at Nightlife have created the ANZAC Day music list – a carefully-curated selection of respectful, unassuming songs – that you can schedule to play following ANZAC services or for ANZAC events in your venue.
With artists like Eric Bogle, John Williamson and Redgum, it offers a nice, commemorative soundtrack to follow on from The Last Post and The Ode.
If you are also looking to feature more Australian and New Zealand artists in your venue this ANZAC Day, you can queue some of our other local content, like our AUSSIE or NZ BAR TUNES lists.
For a guide on how to activate any of these in your venue, click here.
TIP: The above link also includes instructions on how you can press pause on your existing music programming on ANZAC Day, while you switch to more commemorative music and visuals.
Managing your screens on ANZAC Day
Nightlife enables venues to program informative and commemorative slides to display on screen for special and important events like ANZAC Day.
Whether you’d like to set one slide to stay up for the duration of the day or intersperse an ANZAC Day slide with special messages about your planned services, there is something for everyone.
Slides provided by Nightlife for events like ANZAC Day can be found and programmed to display in the Digital Advertising Library via the Manage My Nightlife web app.
For more tips and instructions on how to display ANZAC Day visuals on your screens, click here.
Examples of Anzac Day slides available on the Manage My Nightlife web app
Getting ANZAC Day Ready
Whether there are a few games of two-up planned or you’re advertising food and drink specials, we’ve got something to complement your Anzac Day program.