COULD TAMWORTH HOST TV’S NIGHT OF NIGHTS?
It’s well renowned as the Country Music Capital of Australia and host of the Golden Guitar Awards, but could Tamworth be the next home of the TV Week Logie Awards?
The NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW, thinks yes and has submitted an expression of interest (EOI) to move the Logies from Melbourne to country NSW.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson, a former award winning TV presenter, said Tamworth is the ideal home for the Logies given the regions long history of producing quality television personalities.
“Some of the most notable names in Australian television have called our region home including Kylie Gillies and Mark Ferguson from Tamworth, Miranda Kerr from Gunnedah and I believe that even Gunnedah boy Tom Gleeson has a soft spot for Tamworth.
“It’s no secret that our region is famous for Australia’s Music Stars flocking to the Golden Guitar Awards, so it would be a natural fit for Australia’s television royalty to let their hair down at a Tamworth hosted Logies.
“We have a range of references from those who have chosen the region given its star quality including from Angelina Jolie when filming ‘Unbroken’, Director Brian Sing when filming ‘Superman Returns’, Shane Jacobs and Paul Hogan (Hoges) when filming ‘Charlie and Boots’, and possibly many more that may not be able to be named for security reasons.”
Mr Anderson said community support was vital for prompting the bid and is encouraging people to Instagram, Tweet and Facebook using the hashtag #LogiesTamworth2018.
“We’re well placed with the right hotels, venues and travel options to host the event but the key is going to be community momentum so I encourage you to get your friends and family to throw their support behind the cause on social media and shine the light on our region.”
Mr Anderson concluded by saying he believes our local media deserve a Logie for everything they do.