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Long live the King

28 Feb 2011

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Multiple Elvises will descend on Docklands in August to kick off an inaugural Elvis Tribute Week Festival.

The festival is the brain-child of Elvis Presley tragic Gordon Lyall and promoter Dan Stojanovich who hope to put Docklands on the Australian Elvis calendar.

Mr Stojanovich said Parkes in rural New South Wales attracted 12,000 visitors last year for its Elvis festival, which is held each January to coincide with Elvis’s birthday.

“That leaves the anniversary of the great man’s death in August as the appropriate time for a tribute festival in Docklands,” Mr Stojanovich said.

The promoters believe that an annual Docklands Elvis festival can be as successful.

To be held in Shed 4 at Victoria Harbour, the festival will kick-off with a fund-raising dinner for children’s cancer charity Red Kite on Friday, August 19 and will conclude on Sunday, August 21.

And other activities include a classic car and bike show, Elvis exhibits, Elvis art show, a schools music competition, buskers, a “Greaselands” catering diner and, of course, karaoke.

There will be a rock and roll dance on the Saturday night and Sunday morning starts with a gospel service.

For more information, see

www.elvisforever.com.au.

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Comments

  • Albert at 12:22am on 03/03/11

    Nice report, but why using this particular picture? This is so very clownesque ad in no way a tribute to the King. Why not use a picture of a normal looking tribute artist?
  • Alfred at 8:18am on 28/03/11

    So happy to hear about this please make it happened it is time we have a great event about the greatest entertainer that ever held a microphone in his hands started singing and made people of all ages so happy i will make sure me and my wife will be a part of this good luck
    LONG LIVE THE KING
  • Robert at 9:32am on 04/04/11

    Alfred, I agree with you, this photo takes the mickey out of Elvis and gives us (Elvis Tribute artists) a bad name.
    Its about time Melb hosted both Jan and aug festival and Parkes is a Hot Dusty run down Little Village...
    Melb is the King so we should host the KING...
  • grant at 4:50pm on 20/04/11

    The King is back and can not wait to see one of the greatest shows on earth long live the king.
  • Cheryl at 3:45pm on 16/08/11

    WHY R U USING THIS COMIC PIC?? TOTALLY DISRECTFUL OF AN ENTERTAINER WHO RULED THE AIRWAVES FOR 20+ years SURELY AN ELVIS PIC OR MARK ANDREWS OR DEAN VEGAS OR ANY PROFESSIONAL TRIB ARTIST WOULD HAVE BEEN MORE APPROPRIATE??

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