FREE and FESTIVE the Lakeside Carols at Gasworks Arts Park on Thursday 5 December 2019 from 5pm to 9.30pm is going to be an incredible night of music with a stellar musical lineup. Lakeside Carols' Music Director & Producer, internationally and critically acclaimed vocalist Hayley Clare Barberis has 20 years of professional performance experience and a passion for producing musical events, so be assured, it's going to be a night of nights to put you in that festive mood filled with magic!
5pm - the theoretical doors will open
7pm - pre-show entertainment fun!
7:30pm - fa la la la la it's time to sing carols
9:30pm - the show must close
Unfortunately VIP Tickets are now SOLD OUT, however there's plenty of wide open spaces to set up your picnic rug and enjoy all this event has to offer. There'll be Food Trucks, Kids Zone, Artisan Craft Market, Pop Up Bar, Christmas Craft Market by Gasworks, and of course Santa, and much more, plus plenty of room for all kids to get up close to all the stage action. Coles LocalSt Kilda Gourmet Goodie Bags (valued at $52) and Picnic Chairs are still available for $20ea via the VIP Ticket Link HERE. 100% of proceeds from Coles Local Goodie Bags will go towards bringing this event to life to support the incredible work of St Kilda Mums.
Hayley Clare Barberis - Lakeside Carols Music Director & Producer
To entertain you, look forward to Melbourne's high priestess of soul Kylie Auldist who has a distinctive voice that can run the gamut from soaring vocal pyrotechnics to heart-wrenching tenderness, and her energy on stage is absolutely electric. You are definitely invited to the party but you had better be able to keep up! Irish born heart throb Bobby Fox will be bringing it! A captivating live performer whether in musicals (Jersey Boys) or as a solo artist, he's one of Australia's most in-demand corporate and event entertainer. Bella Paige was the adored team member of Kelly Rowland. At only 16, she has already represented Australia at Junior Eurovision and coming Runner Up on The Voice Kids (2015) and The Voice Australia (2018). Her finest performance moments have been featured on the Voice Australia Grand Final this year where Bella won thousands of fans and achieved notoriety for her vocal prowess.
Other performers include Monica Dullard, a talented standup comedian and MC; Jessica McPherson who currently performs with the Baker Boys and Black Suede Bands as one of their female lead vocalists; Enya Angel an ARIA, MTV, and iTunes charting singer and lyricist who has previously worked extensively in theatre, film, and live performance both in Australia and internationally; and Nina Buchler who has been singing and dancing since before she could talk. Writing her own songs and working with a producer to record original tracks, this 11 year old with wisdom beyond her 11 years loves to entertain a crowd.
Be sure to tag all your festive photos at this event, using #lakesidecarols and #catchupatcarols so the organisers can see all of YOUR fun on the night! For updates and to follow the conversation, head to the event pagediscussion section. Get all the FAQs HERE. Bring along some gold coins/purple notes to support all the amazing work St Kilda Mums do, plus money for the pop-up bar and food trucks if you're planning on celebrating. VIP Ticket Holders, please bring your ticket (phone or paper is fine). Let's keep the park green and clean by bringing reusable bottles and keep-cups. Don't forget the picnic rug, sunnies, hat, water, sun cream, and mosquito repellent.
If you've always wanted to get involved in event management in a large scale and you're interested in volunteering, they'd love to hear from you. There's a range of volunteer opportunities available. Even just an hour of your time will make all the difference to ensure this first-ever Lakeside Carols is a raging success! Interested? Drop them a line!