It's only a month until the 2017 Australian drinks Awards and the drinks association is gearing up to make the night our most exciting yet.
Together with Veritas Events, the drinks team has been busy planning the new-look ceremony, to be held on Thursday, September 7.
“We’re expecting more than 500 guests at the Awards,” said the drinks association CEO Georgia Lennon. “We would like to thank our members for their continued support and participation in making our awards the most spectacular and respected event in the industry.”
The fifth annual event will have a black, red and gold theme. It will kick off at 5.45pm with a theatre-style presentation of the awards at the International Convention Centre (ICC), in Darling Harbour, hosted by MC Michael Walton.
The presentation will be followed by cocktails and a sit-down dinner at the ICC, where Brand of the Year and Supplier of the Year will be awarded.
When the formalities of the evening conclude, the fun will continue with an after-party featuring a big band, hosted by our Award Partner StayinFront. 48 West will bring a modern twist back into the classy, sophisticated jazz band, re-imagining favourite radio hits into swinging jazz anthems.
Sydney piano maestro Joel Jenkins leads a rhythm section and horn line up through tracks from The Black Keys, Pharrell Williams, Rihanna and Oasis. He’s joined by vocalist Gemma Lyon, whose performances blend dynamic sound with compelling dance moves, an edgy fashion sense and a brave untamed energy. Also on stage is Nic Jeffries whose voice that has been described as ‘smooth like chocolate’ - he recently wowed viewers on The Voice Australia.
We can't wait to celebrate with our fabulous industry next month.