HOP TO IT: Bliss n Eso will be performing on April 25 at Stadium Mackay.
HOP TO IT: Bliss n Eso will be performing on April 25 at Stadium Mackay. Contributed

Stadium to host hip-hop festival

BLISS N Eso's Circus Under the Stars concert will shed new light on Stadium Mackay.

MECC and events manager Mark Fawcett said the event would help lift the profile of the stadium.

The mini music festival will also feature other hip-hop artists including Seth Sentry, Horrorshow and Ceekay Jones from the USA.

"In the last 12 months we have found that while football events do well, it is the events outside football that are showcasing the diversity of the venue," Mr Fawcett said.

Mackay, Cairns and Brisbane would be the only cities in Queensland to host the concert, he said.

"It was very strategic, Cairns covers Far North Queensland, Mackay Central Queensland and Brisbane the South-East."

The announcement of the event was a positive sign of a very strong line-up of entertainment acts for the MECC this year, Mr Fawcett said.

"We have just announced Peppa Pig live on stage, along with Justice Crew, and The Hollies have sold out."

Mr Fawcett said the concert would be held under a big-top tent on the field and would showcase how diverse the venue could be.

Bliss N Eso's Circus Under the Stars is their biggest tour to date and will be Australian hip-hop's most monumental outing.

Sydney powerhouse Horrorshow have established themselves with an enormous following through their thrilling, progressive brand of hip-hop.

Also joining them on stage is human ball of charisma Seth Sentry, who continues to win over hordes of fans. The tour will involve Bliss N Eso shipping around several truckloads of state-of-the-art production and staging equipment over tens of thousands of kilometres, to set up their outdoor concert experience.

DETAILS:

  • Friday, April 25 at Mackay Stadium
  • For tickets log on to moshtix.com.au or dial n charge 4961 9777.  

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