Crowds and dancers arrive

Thousands flock to celebrate Sir Michael’s 80th birthday

Among the very important people are former members of parliament Sir Peter Barter, Sir Arnold Amet, Sir Rabbie Namaliu, Sir Mekere Morauta, Sir Dadi Toka from Hanuabada and others.

Also in attendance to witness the celebration was Sir Michael's son Arthur Somare and other expatriates from overseas.

Also in attendance were Madang Governor Jim Kas and people of Madang with their gifts.

Meanwhile people are still flocking to the stadium.