Premier’s Gala Concerts
The star-studded Premier’s Gala Concerts are one of the highlight events of the NSW Seniors Festival. Four sessions will be held across two days at First State Super Theatre, ICC Sydney in 2020.
The concerts are free but you will need a ticket. Be sure to sign up to our newsletter or follow us on Facebook to be in the know about next year's concert.
If you're heading to the Premier's Gala Concerts, don't forget to visit us next door at the NSW Seniors Festival Expo.
Who will be performing?
John Paul Young
John Paul Young is undoubtedly one of the most popular Australian artists of the 1970s, and will be serenading seniors at the 2020 Premier’s Gala Concerts.
John regularly lit up the stage on Countdown, Australia’s most popular music show, as both as a guest and performer. His easy-going, boyish personality made him a favourite with fans.
His music was the soundtrack for the Countdown generation, with major hits such as The Love Game, I Hate The Music, I Wanna Do It With You, Standing In The Rain and of course his #1 song, Love Is In The Air.
John has cemented his place in music history with over four million record sales, and his induction into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2009.
Vanessa Amorosi is one of Australia’s most loved artists of the 21st century.Her songwriting chops and dynamic vocal range have seen her sell over two million records worldwide.
Vanessa has released four acclaimed albums and received sixteen ARIA and APRA nominations. She stopped the world in its tracks with Absolutely Everybody at the Sydney 2000 Olympics and released such era defining singles as Shine, Have A Look, Mr Mysterious and This Is Who I Am.
Vanessa is back in the limelight in 2019 with her new album Back to Love, which sees her return to pop music.
Paulini has been heralded as one of the finest vocalists and performers to come out of Australia. The Fijian born songstress rose to fame through television screens on the very first season of Australian Idol.
Paulini rose to prominence on the top of the Australian ARIA Charts in 2004 with her debut Platinum album One Determined Heart. She is still one of only ten Australian female solo artists to have a #1 album debut on the Australian ARIA Charts.
Paulini played the lead role as Rachel Marron in the The Bodyguard Musical in 2017. This was closely followed by roles in the Saturday Night Fever Musical and 50th Anniversary of Hair the Musical.
Most recently, Paulini was revealed as the SPIDER on the first season of The Masked Singer Australia.
Distinctively emotive, soul- inspired pop singer/songwriter Alfie Arcuri hit the mainstream after being crowned the winner of The Voice in 2016.
Since winning the show, Alfie has headlined some of the biggest national television events including State of Origin, Channel Nine's Carols by Candlelight and most recently SBS’ Eurovision - Australia Decides.
His first single If They Only Knew released in July 2017 has already in excess of 3.5 million streams across all platforms and second self- penned track Love is Love headlined as the anthem of the Marriage Equality campaign in 2017.
Lorenzo Rositano is a powerful and passionate opera singer. An operatic tenor, Lorenzo’s repertoire ranges from popular musical theatre songs to operatic arias and traditional Neapolitan classics.
Lorenzo is known for his work in the internationally renowned group, The Australian Tenors. He also appears regularly on Australian television and performed in the 2018 Australia Day Concert, live from the Sydney Opera House.
When and where are the concerts?
The concerts will be held on Thursday 13 and Friday 14 February 2020 at First State Super Theatre, ICC Sydney in Darling Harbour.
Four concerts will be held across two days at 11:15am and 2:45pm each day.
Where and when can I get tickets?
A special final release of tickets will be available from Thursday 30 January 2020 at 3pm via Ticketek. Tickets can be booked online at www.ticketek.com.au/seniorsfestival or by phone on 1300 130 613.
If booking by phone, please be patient and expect lengthy delays. Seniors are welcome to ask friends or family to book their tickets online on their behalf.
There is a maximum of four tickets per person, per concert.
Getting to the concert
The Premier’s Gala Concerts will be held at the First State Super Theatre at the International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney. ICC Sydney is located in Darling Harbour.
NSW Transport will add extra transport services to Central Station to get you to and from the event smoothly. Details of extra services will be available in January 2020.
If travelling by light rail, please alight at the Exhibition Centre stop. The venue is also just a 15 to 20 minute walk from Central Station.
Sydney Water refill stations will be available, so bring along your water bottle and stay hydrated!
IMPORTANT: If you book tickets through Ticketek and intend to organise your own minibus/coach to and from the concerts, please note you will NOT be able to park close to the venue. If you do arrive at ICC Sydney, you will be asked to find parking elsewhere as the venue does not have capacity. Please plan ahead and look for nearby carparks, ensuring you check the carparks’ height restrictions and rates. If you are planning on organising this, please contact the Groups Booking Office on 1300 361 106.