Stellar entertainment line-up planned for Pan Pacific Masters Games

ONE of the biggest live entertainment programs ever has been announced for this year’s Pan Pacific Masters Games, to be held from 1 – 9 November.

The Games Village at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre will transform into a live Pan Pacific Masters Games entertainment venue for more than 12,000 accredited competitors, officials and supporters over eight huge nights.

The program will be headlined by Australian rock icon and founding member of Cold Chisel, Ian Moss, who will perform on the opening night (Saturday 1 November) playing songs from his prolific solo career as well as classic Chisel hits.


The party is set to continue on Wednesday 5 November with Absolutely 80s who will bring together some of the biggest and best Australian bands from the 1980s on stage together to perform their hits. The show will include Brian Mannix from Uncanny X-Men, Boom Crash Opera’s lead singer Dale Ryder, Kids in the Kitchen’s Scott Carne and Ally Fowler from The Chantoozies.

Every other night of the week, celebrated six-piece house band and Pan Pacific Masters Games favourite cover band Magic Carpet Ride and resident DJ, will propel the celebrations well into the night.

Events Management Queensland CEO Cameron Hart said this year’s entertainment program is an exciting addition to the premier multi-sport event and is certain the event’s competitors, supporters and officials will soak up the party atmosphere each night.

“The Games Village provides an exclusive venue for our participants, supporters and officials to socialise and celebrate each night and we’re thrilled to provide them with such an amazing line-up of talent to help get the party going,” Mr Hart said.

“The entertainment program adds so much excitement and flare to the Pan Pacific Masters Games and we’re sure our attendees won’t be disappointed with the incredible atmosphere each night, in particular the opening and closing ceremonies.”

Assistant Minister for Tourism Gavin King said the entertainment line-up would provide an added drawcard for visitors to Gold Coast for the multi-sport event.

“The Pan Pacific Masters Games attracted more than 12,000 participants from more than 30 countries in 2012 with a superb entertainment line-up including Australian rock icon Ian Moss offering another fantastic reason for international visitors to attend the 2014 event,” Mr King said.

“The Queensland Government’s 20-year plan for tourism, Destination Success, outlines the importance of delivering events such as this which drive visitation to Queensland’s destination’s with many participants expected to stay on after the games to experience the ‘Famous for Fun’ Gold Coast.”

The 9th Pan Pacific Masters Games will be held on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia from 1 – 9 November 2014.

More than 12,000 participants from around the world will compete across in more than 40 sports and socialise each night at the Games Village. 2014 is the year to ‘Play it, Live it, Love it!’

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