23 March 2006
Grinspoon, Ben Lee, Sarah Blasko, Paul Kelly, BodyRockers and Casey Donovan are amongst a line-up of Australian music greats on centre stage at the MCG for the Closing Ceremony of the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games this Sunday 26 March.
The ceremony, produced by Jack Morton Worldwide, is expected to be a spectacular grand finale to the biggest multi-sport event in Victoria’s history, with an explosive city-wide pyrotechnics display unmatched by any ever staged in Victoria.
“This is going to be a fantastic close to 12 days of sporting and cultural excellence,” Ceremonies Artistic Director and Executive Producer Andrew Walsh said.
“If the Opening Ceremony was about theatre, the Closing is ‘distinctly Melbourne’.
“The Closing Ceremony is a celebration of everything that makes Melbourne the world’s most liveable city. With a ceremony full of surprises, inside the MCG will be the place to be on Sunday night.”
Mr Walsh emphasised the Closing Ceremony would not feature the Yarra River the way the Opening Ceremony did.
“On this occasion, the action is all inside the MCG. While the fish will be lit up, there will be no live screens, or audio along the Yarra.”
Jack Morton Worldwide Producer Adam Charles believes the Ceremony is a fitting farewell and thank you to athletes, visitors and volunteers who have made the Melbourne 2006 Games the most successful ever.
“Surprising, creative and imaginative sums up the Closing Ceremony. It is a party for the athletes and volunteers, packed with friends, family and great music,” he said.
People wanting to be part of this fantastic finale should buy a ticket or watch from one of the live sites which are operating in the centre of Melbourne and in regional Victoria. City sites are Federation Square, Queensbridge Square, Melbourne Museum, Alexandra Gardens and Docklands.
There are strictly limited tickets still available for the Closing Ceremony.
For further information please contact:
Games Communications Centre
+61 3 8855 3333