TV music icon Ian ‘Dicko’ Dickson is stepping back into the limelight and donning his ringmaster`s coat to unveil Australia`s biggest 80s music event.
ALMOST THE GREATEST GIG ON EARTH: AWESOME 80s brings even more glamour to the Gold Coast this August, with all the very best tribute acts coming together for one magical event along with some secret celebrity guests to create the biggest 80s musical extravaganza ever seen. Big beautiful outdoor festival. Big production values. Big Fireworks. Only the biggest songs of the decade. Big hair. Big shoulder pads. Big Fun.
ALMOST THE GREATEST GIG ON EARTH will happen on August 10th at the beautiful Broadwater Parklands on the Gold Coast and promises to be the ultimate GEN X music spectacular.
“This event is my passion. It`s the result of years of dreaming and planning and ultimately it`s about creating the best possible musical experience that I could ever want to attend as a music tragic.” Explains Dicko. “ I want a day out with my mates where we know every song, where every melody sparks a memory that makes us feel totally alive.”
“ALMOST THE GREATEST GIG ON EARTH is not just some weekend warriors knocking out Bon Jovi songs in the RSL. This show is a finely crafted musical spectacular. Every song has been curated, hand-picked to ensure the whole day is All Killer, No Filler… and yes, I DID just say that! This is a show where only the best tribute acts come together with Australia’s finest singers and musicians to breathe life into the biggest songs of the 80s in a massive production at an iconic venue all on one magical day.”
It all started one fabled night with good mates, some fine wine and a hotly debated Spotify playlist. What would be the Greatest 80s Gig Ever? Some were no brainers of course… AC/DC, Bryan Adams, Human League, U2, Elton John, Bon Jovi. But then it got tricky (and a little heated).
Would Duran Duran get a bigger billing than INXS? Do we go for party boys WHAM! or soul man George Michael? Who would be our 80s Queen, Tina Turner or Madonna? And what about Rick Astley!? We gotta have Rick Astley!!!
By the time the sun came up, Spotify had a new playlist, and Australia had the beginnings of an awesome new music festival dedicated to celebrating the joy, the exhilaration and the pure adrenalin of seeing the biggest and best music of our generation on one amazing bill. It really is THE GREATEST GIG ON EARTH…well ALMOST!
ALMOST THE GREATEST GIG ON EARTH is a complete recreation of the 80s, celebrating the youth, the energy, the musicianship and the showmanship of the music industry`s undisputed ‘party decade’. Dump the kids, grab a glass of vino, a pulled pork slider and join host Dicko as you sing along joyously to the soundtrack of your life.
ALMOST THE GREATEST GIG ON EARTH goes on sale on April 15th with a limited number of pre-sale tickets at $79. More information can be found at:
ALMOST THE GREATEST GIG ON EARTH
SATURDAY 10 AUGUST
BROADWAY PARKLANDS, GOLD COAST
THE BIG DADDY OF ALL TRIBUTE SHOWS, WITH ONLY THE BEST OF THE BEST!…….FEATURING THE BIGGEST HITS OF:
HALL & OATES
And Many More!
For more information visit: www.AlmosTtheGreatestGigOnEarth.com