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Planning Begins Now For Elton John's Visit To Sunshine Coast

Image captured during Friday's announcement on the Sunshine Coast.  Image Credit: Seb Higgins George 

UPDATE | The excitement is palpable, after it was announced that Elton John would bring his tour of Australia to the Sunshine Coast.

The decision was based on demand for Elton to make more appearances.  

Simon Ball, Venue Manager of Sunshine Coast Stadium, said luring Elton John to the coast "puts us on the map for the region to host more of these events, obviously we've got to deliver the event, it's got to be successful but we really hope that this showcase".

He added, "let's be real, we don't want to drive down to Brisbane every time these big events come, they've got the infrastructure here on the Sunshine Coast, at the Sunshine Coast Stadium, to host events with 20,000 people".

"It's exciting for our region, one that we can just drive 25 minutes, 30 minutes, 40 minutes around us to get here, have a good experience and get home not long after that rather than fight the Bruce Highway" Mr Ball said.

He said they now hope to attract other promoters to the region and bring some of these bigger touring shows out to the regions.

Mr Ball said a lot of work would happen between now and when Elton comes to the Sunshine Coast. He said "this will be a massive logistical operation for us, it will involve Queensland Police, QAS, SES, it will involve a massive amount of Council roads to be considered".

He said they want to make sure motorists don't experience too many interruptions to their travel on the big day, with the aim being getting everyone into and out of the venue as smoothly as possible.

"We have a whole lot of security we need to plan, transport, food and beverage supply, that sort of thing, so a lot of that planning is already underway.

Mr Ball said they would need to do nine months of solid planning before Elton performs.

Elton's team will have 32 trucks to handle production, Mr Ball said this will be the "biggest production we'll ever see and one of the biggest productions ever seen in Australia, so it's a going to be a really exciting challenge for our team".

EARLIER | In response to enormous demand, and hot on the heels of the incredible global success of the Rocketman epic musical fantasy, Elton John has added Townsville to his tour list.  

It can today be announced that Sir Elton John has extended the Australian leg of his sold-out Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour and added concerts at Geelong’s Mt Duneed Estate, AAMI Park in Melbourne, plus four regional stadium “firsts” in: Coffs Harbour, Townsville, Sunshine Coast and Sydney.

The six new outdoor shows, which go on-sale Tuesday 25th June, take Australia’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road concert tally to 32 (38 including New Zealand’s six performances)—and now carry the mammoth tour through five months, beginning Perth on 30th November 2019 and wrapping up in March 2020.

Elton will enthral audiences at Melbourne’s AAMI Park on Saturday 22nd February; it will be the 5th and largest Melbourne show on his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, and 50th performance in the city since his 1971 debut at Kooyong Stadium.

Image Credit: Seb Higgins George 

He will deliver the first music performance ever to be staged at Coffs Harbour’s C.ex Coffs International Stadium on Wednesday 26th February, and becomes the first international recording artist to play at Sunshine Coast Stadium on Tuesday 3rd March.

In an incredible coup, Sir Elton has been secured to open Townsville’s brand new North Queensland Stadium on Saturday 29th February, which will be the first-ever event to take place at the venue. Following media speculation last month, the Queensland Government, Townsville City Council, Stadiums Queensland and TEL worked with promoter Chugg Entertainment to lock in the legendary artist’s return to the city in February 2020, thirteen years after his 2007 visit, which saw Elton play to a record-breaking 22,000-strong audience.

His final stop on the Australia-New Zealand leg of the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour will land at the newly rebuilt Bankwest Stadium in Parramatta on Saturday 7th March, becoming the very first music performance to take place at the Western Sydney venue.

Additionally, Geelong’s Mt Duneed Estate will host the showman for A Day On The Green on Saturday 7th December, bringing his tally of Victorian shows on the Farewell Tour to eleven.

Tickets to the Melbourne, Coffs Harbour and A Day On The Green shows will go on sale at 9am (local), Tuesday 25th June.

Tickets for the Townsville, Sunshine Coast and Sydney shows will go on sale at 12 noon (local), Tuesday 25th June.

Since going on sale in February this year, Australia and New Zealand have snapped up tickets to Elton’s Farewell tour, with total sales approaching half a million tickets over the 32 shows announced to date.

“We’re thrilled to be adding even more dates to Elton’s final tour”, said promoter Michael Chugg. “Demand has been absolutely incredible, we know the Rocketman is going to create magic memories for Australia and New Zealand when he arrives later this year!”

More than a concert; an unforgettable memory!
This is the final chance to nab your spot at Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour – Don’t miss out.

 

ELTON JOHN | FAREWELL YELLOW BRICK ROAD | NEW SHOWS – JUST ANNOUNCED

GEELONG, VIC

Saturday 7 December 2019 – Mt Duneed Estate – JUST ANNOUNCED!

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MELBOURNE, VIC

Saturday 22 February 2020 – AAMI Park – JUST ANNOUNCED!

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COFFS HARBOUR, NSW

Wednesday 26 February 2020 – C.ex Coffs International Stadium – JUST ANNOUNCED!

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TOWNSVILLE, QLD

Saturday 29 February 2020 – North Queensland Stadium – JUST ANNOUNCED!

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SUNSHINE COAST, QLD

Tuesday 3 March 2020 – Sunshine Coast Stadium – JUST ANNOUNCED!

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SYDNEY, NSW

Saturday 7 March 2020 – Bankwest Stadium – JUST ANNOUNCED!

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