THE Gold Coast has pumped out picture-perfect weather to close the 21st Commonwealth Games.
Following 11 days of world-class sport, the curtain will fall on the 2018 Games at Carrara Stadium tonight.
The Gold Coast sporting arena will again light up in a kaleidoscope of colour as its transformed into a state of the art music venue for what organisers are promising will be a “dazzling, unforgettable” finale.
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The ceremony will recognise the athletes, officials, volunteers, workforce and spectators whom have come together to deliver 11 unforgettable days and nights of world class sport and culture.
Organisers say it’ll be “a party the Gold Coast will never forget”, packed with performances from both emerging local talents and some of Australia’s most successful artists.
Powerhouse singers Guy Sebastian and Anthony Callea will join in the celebrations, alongside the Gold Coast’s own Amy Shark, Ricki-Lee and the Koi Boys.
Following the formal lowering of the Commonwealth Games Federation flag, viewers will be treated to a special ‘handover’ performance from the host city of the 22nd Commonwealth Games, Birmingham.
The David Dixon award will also be presented to the athlete who has competed with particular distinction and honour.
The night is then set to conclude with a special concert celebrating great Australian female artists.
It’ll be performed by a stellar line up of talents, including Kate Ceberano, Deborah Conway, Emma Donovan, Dami Im, Samantha Jade, Katie Noonan, Thandi Phoenix, Kira Puru and The Veronicas.
… and we’re being told Games’ mascot Borobi – the famous blue koala who was nowhere to be seen at the opening ceremony – will also be making an appearance!