The Swanettes are flanking either side of the gate at the end of the race. The Benson & Hedges sign reflects the brilliant Sydney sunshine. In the distance we hear the sound of a helicopter – it’s cadence is distinctly pink – hovering above the ground. We lean over the fence, straining to see exactly who is running up the race for our very first foray into the harbour city…
And here they come! First out on to the field, one of the greatest players to ever pull on the red and white jumper, welcome Sydney Swans legend MR. JUDE BOLTON. We all loved watching him play, let’s be honest. His approach to packs was always like the popular guy at the party – first to arrive, last to leave. When not being one of the finest footballers of the past decade, winning two premierships, developing a burgeoning media career and generally being a good guy, Jude also happens to enjoy listening to quality music – which is of course why he’s here. One of his favourite gigs of all time? Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds at The Brixton Academy if you don’t mind. Clap him in folks, he’s one of us.
URTHBOY (aka Tim Levinson): what’s his caper? He started the most successful and progressive hip hop label in the country in Elefant Traks. He’s consistently produced some of the most thought provoking and intelligent music to come out Sydney (the Blue Mountians to be precise). He’s championed independent artists and labels tirelessly. Oh, and he’s a mad Swans, fan – an official Swans Ambassador no less. (We’re hoping he insists on being addressed as ‘Your Ambassadorship’ on the night, and turns up wearing some kind of white jacket with red cravat ensemble. We can only dream.)
Our host? Well, it’s Mr. Francis Leach of course. A music aficionado, sports lover, blogger, radio host, writer, a man of the renaissance. He’s soon to return to our shores after taking in the entire World Cup (a large ‘soccer’ tournament in Brazil apparently) to make this show happen. He’ll keep us on track, take us off piste, and generally be one of the finest hosts you’ll have the pleasure of witnessing.
General on sale starts Monday 14th July. We’re not judging, but you’re mad if you don’t.
All we need now, is YOU. We’d love to see you there.
It’s called: PRESENTATION NIGHT # 4 – THE SYDNEY EDITION
It’s a conversation about: MUSIC, FOOTBALL…AND LIFE
Featuring: JUDE BOLTON & URTHBOY hosted by FRANCIS LEACH
It’s at: VIC ON THE PARK, 2 ADDISON ROAD, ENMORE
It’s on: WEDNESDAY 13TH AUGUST, 2014
Tickets: ON SALE MONDAY 14TH JULY @ 9.00AM HERE