From one of the world’s best magic acts and the fastest portrait painter in the world, to the extraordinary one man band and the best of Australia’s musical theatre talent performing everyone’s favourite hits, the finalists running for Entertainer of the Year will put on a truly unforgettable performance at the Industry Night of Nights this October.
The four finalists, Soul Mystique, Brad Blaze, Mr. Percival, and The Leading Men, will perform in the pressure cauldron of the Australian Event Awards Night on 6 October 2011 as a showcase to their peers. Held at Allphones (nee Acer) arena in Sydney Olympic Park, the Event Awards are a celebration of all different types of events that Australians love and support throughout the year, including sporting grand finals, arts and cultural events, charity community events, business events, exhibitions, international events and more.
Judged on entertainment, innovation and contribution to the events at which they perform, the Entertainer of the Year finalists are always Australia’s most creative and spectacular entertainers. In recognition of the role live entertainment plays in the event experience, the headline award tributes the most outstanding live entertainment by individuals or groups.
Opening the evening, Soul Mystique never fails to amaze, mystify and entertain their audiences. The duo’s unique performance offers a breathtaking procession of extraordinary costume transformations combined with the stunning spectacle of Ballroom DanceSport. The world’s fastest portrait painter, Brad Blaze, will follow, splashing paint across the stage as he races to finish his artwork. Auctioning works for charity, Brad puts a whole new spin on corporate entertainment and has raised over $500 000 in the past year.
A truly unique take on acappella, the one man band, Mr. Percival, will surprise and engross guests with his astonishing voice used with simply one microphone and a few electronic pedals. A front line act comprised of four of the best Australian Musical Theatre performers, The Leading Men will perform a medley of everyone’s favourite classics with a twist.
The Industry Night of Nights is less than two weeks away where one of the Best Event winners will be awarded the prestigious gold Australian Event of the Year Award. Considered the ultimate prize in the Australian events industry, this award recognises an event that excels against the criteria of its Award category and demonstrates an outstanding example of best practice in events.
The Australian Event Awards winners will be announced at the Industry Night of Nights at AllPhones (nee Acer) Arena, Sydney Olympic Park on Thursday 6 October.
The 2011 Australian Event Awards is the national awards program to reward innovation, recognise excellence and unite the Australian Events Industry. Entries were open to any event staged between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011.