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The year 2020 will see Australian music icon John Williamson celebrate his 75th birthday, his 50th Anniversary in the entertainment industry and also a final big year on the road.
It was 1970 when John released his first song, ‘Old Man Emu’ which kick started a five-decade career crafting out some of Australia’s unofficial anthems, tender ballads and songs that captured the outback landscape and the people of the country. He has toured the country like few others selling over 5 million albums along the way and was recognised by being inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2010.
With all that he has achieved, his combined milestones in 2020 will also have John officially announcing that 2020 will be his last major year of touring.
2020 will be John Williamson’s ‘Winding Back’ tour. John is hesitant to say he’s retiring, but acknowledges he won’t continue the regular touring he’s done consistently during his enduring career. ‘I think I’ve spent more time in airport lounges and travelling highways than most and I’m looking forward to winding back and tending to my garden. I’ll still perform at major festivals, but 2020 is about saying goodbye to a lot of the towns I’ve visited almost annually in the past fifty years.’
Perhaps John’s greatest legacy is making Australians proud of their country; of who they are.
Mallee Boy, True Blue, Fair Dinkum, or whatever you call him, there is no other performer who stirs the Aussie spirit as he does and 2020 could be the final time you get to experience his inspiring concert in your town or city.
- $18 Antipasto Platter
- $12 Trio of Dips Platter
- $25 Hot Finger Food Platter
Why not make your experience complete and enjoy one of our amazing platters?
Platters are available to pre-order online and limited platters will be available to purchase pre-show and at interval (if applicable), until sold out. To avoid disappointment, please pre-order.
Antipasto Platter Gouda, Smoked Cheese, Brie, Cheddar, Apricots, Dates, Olives, Cocktail Onions, Gherkins, Salami, Kabana and Crackers (GF and vegetarian options available).
Trio of Dips 3 individual dip options served with fried tortilla chips (GF options available).
Hot Finger Food Platter for 2 Chef’s selection of 5 items. Selection will vary on seasonal change.
Pre-order cut-off: Platters only available to pre-order until 12pm the day of the event, unless the event is on a weekend, then cut-off is Friday before the event at 12pm.
Collection at the event: Platters will be available for collection at the Bar.
Buy at the event: Limited platters will be available to purchase at the event from the bar pre-show and at interval (if applicable) until sold out.
Please note: You are not able to take food into the Auditorium. We do encourage you to come along to the venue one hour prior to the show, so that you have plenty of time to enjoy it. Alternatively, if arriving late, just let our bar staff know that you’d like to pick up the platter from our Interval Drinks table at interval (if applicable).
Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre aims to ensure our venues and performances are welcoming and accessible. If you have any questions about access requirements, please contact the Box Office before purchasing tickets.
Wheelchair seats/spaces are available for all events. These seats/spaces can be booked by contacting our Box Office on (07) 4961 9777.
All levels of the MECC carpark are fully wheelchair accessible.
Hearing Receivers are available in the Auditorium and a Hearing Loop is available in the Plenary Halls. To access this equipment simply enquire at the Box Office prior to event. Please contact the Box Office (07) 4961 9777 or visit us in person for more information.
Companion Card holders are entitled to a complimentary companion ticket to all performances. The cardholder must provide their Companion Card details when making bookings and present the valid ID card to receive their ticket/s from the Box Office. To access this program, please contact the box office on (07) 4961 9777 or visit us in person.
Your membership entitles you to purchase 2x tickets (per show) at the discounted MECC Card price, providing you personally present your membership card.
Membership cards are not transferable - only the card holder can purchase discounted MECC member tickets.
When you join the MECC card membership you receive the following benefits:
- Discounted tickets for a big range of selected shows
- Be the first to know about special offers