People on Stargazer Lawn at the Welcome Celebration

Barangaroo Welcome Celebration is awards finalist

The Barangaroo Delivery Authority is delighted to announce that the Barangaroo Welcome Celebration – a 12-week celebration to mark the opening of Barangaroo Reserve last year - has been chosen as a National Finalist in two categories in the 2016 Australian Event Awards. The two categories are: Best New Event, and Best Cultural, Arts or Music Event.

The Australian Event Awards recognises the best events in Australia and achievements in the industry by Australians around the world, regardless of event size or audience.

The event, which ran from September to the end of November, has been selected from hundreds of entries across the country by a panel of experts and leaders in the events industry. This status as a finalist places it among the top few events in Australia in its category.

The Welcome Celebration was a significant event for Barangaroo and for Sydney. The Authority welcomed Sydneysiders to explore and celebrate the newly-opened headland park with a three-month program of free entertainment, art, culture and family events. It was a fitting celebration to mark the return of Sydney CBD’s north-western waterfront to the public for the first time in more than 100 years. 

The Welcome Celebration is also nominated for Australia’s Favourite Event, which will be decided by vote of the Australian public once voting opens on Thursday 25 August. Votes can be cast at http://www.eventawards.com.au/vote4barangaroo

The Awards, celebrating the best of the best in the industry, will be followed by the Australian Event Symposium, which will deliver inspiration from Creative Directors of a number of Australia’s most significant events as well as 18 skills-based sessions designed to ensure the Australian industry remains on the cutting edge of the events space worldwide.

Winners of the Australian Event Awards will be announced on 21 September 2016.

A full list of Finalists for the Australian Event Awards can be found at www.eventawards.com.au.

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