FREE TICKETS TO PREMIER’S GALA CONCERTS FOR NSW SENIORS

NSW Premier Mike Baird and Minister for Ageing John Ajaka today announced that the 2015 Premier’s Seniors Week Gala Concerts will be held on 17 and 18 March at Qantas Credit Union Arena (the Sydney Entertainment Centre).

Free tickets to the concerts for NSW seniors will be available through Ticketek from 10.00am on Thursday 22 January 2015.

The Premier’s Gala Concerts are held each year as a gift for the hard-working and well-deserving seniors of New South Wales.

The concerts have a fine tradition of providing a fantastic show for seniors, with great music by world-class Australian performers and lots of spectacle.

The theme of the 2015 concerts would be ‘Viva Las Vegas’.

In 2015, they will channel the big Vegas show, from the years of Frank Sinatra, Elvis and the Rat Pack to today’s showstoppers featuring artists such as Tom Jones, Celine Deon and Elton John.

The cast of this year’s concerts will include three of Australia’s leading stage performers – Kate Maree Hoolihan, star of ‘We Will Rock You’ and ‘Little Women’, Michael Falzon, star of ‘We Will Rock You’, ‘War of the Worlds’ and ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ and Matt Lee, Star of ‘Mary Poppins’ and judge on television’s  ‘So You Think You Can Dance’.

Tickets are available for concerts being held on Tuesday 17 March at 4.30pm and Wednesday 18 March at 10.30am and 2.30pm. A concert for NSW seniors groups at 11.00am on Tuesday 17 March has already booked out.

Attendees must be NSW residents aged 60 years of age or older. People with a lifelong disability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are classified as a senior if they are aged 50 years or over.

Tickets can be booked at www.ticketek.com.au/nswseniorsweek and in person at participating Ticketek outlets and Westfield Concierge desks. Bookings are also available by phone on 1300 130 613 for the cost of a local call, however seniors are encouraged to be patient if booking by phone, due to the large volume of calls.

The Premier’s Gala Concerts are a feature event of NSW Seniors Week, a nine-day seniors festival featuring more than 900 events across the State. 2015 NSW Seniors Week will be held 14 – 22 March. Further information on the concerts and NSW Seniors Week is available at www.nswseniorsweek.com.au