Record breaking attendance at annual Point Walter Concert

6 March 2019

More than 17,000 people flocked to the Point Walter foreshore on Sunday, 3 March 2019 for the City’s annual Point Walter Concert.

More than 17,000 people flocked to the Point Walter foreshore on Sunday, 3 March 2019 for the City’s annual Point Walter Concert, always held the Sunday of the Labour Day weekend.

Beginning the evening was a Welcome to Country led by Olman Walley and a digeridoo performance by Boorloo Cultural Experience, which was followed by a performance by the Melville Pub Choir, led by renowned conductors Jim Fisher and Natalie Gillespie.

As the sun set over the foreshore, the All Star Supergroup Tribute Band took to the stage for an hour of high-energy tribute performances, dressed and performing as mega stars David Bowie, Blondie, Robbie Williams, Dire Straits, Oasis, Madonna and the Rolling Stones.

Perth duo AViiDA then blew the audience away with their powerhouse vocal performance, earning a standing ovation from the crowd with their own covers of well-known hits by famous artists including James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Justin Timberlake, Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner.

Ending the night was a spectacular fireworks finale over the river, which lit up the night sky, captivating the crowd who had the prime viewing spots up on the hill and down on the foreshore of the pyrotechnic show.

City of Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said the concert continues to grow year on year, and it was fantastic to see so people of different ages and backgrounds enjoying the free family-friendly event.

“Our community has told us that they love community events and activities that give them a chance to catch up with their friends and family or get to know other people in the community,” Mayor Aubrey said.

“Point Walter Concert is a good example of how a community event can bring people together and create a real sense of community. I saw friends catching up with friends, families enjoying some quality time together and overall, a lot of people just having fun outside in the sunshine.

“I’d like to take the time to thank everyone involved in making this event happen, including our wonderful MC for the night, Ross Wallman from Nova 93.7, our amazing volunteers, the State Emergency Service, St John Ambulance, our hard-working event staff and of course, or major sponsor, Lotterywest.”

“We look forward to seeing everyone at next year’s concert and also encourage everyone to come along to our last event for our summer events season, our new temporary art installation, SONIC HILL, at Wireless Hill in April.”

The Point Walter Concert is the City’s flagship event in its summer events season, with the City also putting on two intimate concerts at the limestone amphitheatre behind Garden City, as well as sponsoring Murdoch University’s Music at Murdoch and Clontarf Foundation’s Broome to Bicton.

For more information on all the City’s summer events, visit www.melvillecity.com.au/hellosummer  or call 1300 635 845 | 9364 0666.

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