International music icon, Keith Urban, will be the first artist to headline International Convention Centre Sydney’s (ICC Sydney) ultramodern entertainment theatre at the world-class venue on14 December 2016.
The special performance will take place at the state of the art ICC Sydney Theatre, part of Australia’s premier business and entertainment events precinct in Darling Harbour.
Featuring an innovative fan-shaped design which brings audiences closer to the stage and provides unobstructed views for all, the dazzling 8,000-seat (9,000 capacity) venue will provide an extraordinary entertainment experience for visitors.
With Australia’s largest purpose-built stage area, which at 44m wide is up to twice the size of many Australian live entertainment venues, ICC Sydney Theatre will feature stellar audio visual technical equipment and a design that will provide an unrivalled blank canvas for event directors and producers to creatively design shows within.
Geoff Donaghy, CEO of ICC Sydney, said the concert was a coup for ICC Sydney and will help secure its place as the new home of entertainment in the country’s cultural capital.
“We are thrilled to have a famous Australian icon launch what will be one of the nation’s leading entertainment venues. ICC Sydney Theatre will provide visitors with an unparalleled experience and is just one of our premium entertainment venues within the integrated precinct which will host a year-round calendar of events including major concerts, comedy shows, theatrical performances and more.
“The concert will mark ICC Sydney’s arrival on the city’s cultural radar and put us front and centre on the nation’s main stage.”
The Hon. Stuart Ayres MP, Minister for Trade, Tourism, Major Events and Sport, said that as Australia’s first fully-integrated convention, exhibition and entertainment centre, ICC Sydney will further emphasise Sydney as one of the world’s most desirable business and leisure destinations.
“ICC Sydney is the centrepiece of the AU$3.4 billion, 20-hectare transformation of Darling Harbour and will help draw people from around the world to the city. Its seamless integration, stunning architecture and unique facilities will create a focal point for the area, which is only a moment’s walk from the CBD, Barangaroo, local universities, Sydney Harbour Bridge and The Sydney Opera House.
“The announcement of Keith Urban as ICC Sydney Theatre’s first headline act shows the immense pulling power of the venue and the team behind it, which will help boost tourism and the economy,” he said.
Alongside the main ICC Sydney Theatre, ICC Sydney itself features a range of performance and arts spaces including the Darling Harbour Theatre, Pyrmont Theatre, Australia’s largest ballroom, a 5,000sqm open air Event Deck and 35,000sqm of exhibition space.
The 14 December show is part of Urban’s “ripCORD World Tour Australia 2016”. Tickets on sale from www.ticketek.com.au at 10am on 31 August.