UPDATE (Thursday, 20 June): At the Council briefing meeting today it was revealed the proposed date for a Nitro Circus event in Bundaberg is Saturday, 28 March 2020.
Council heard that Nitro Circus Live transforms MTV’s international smash-hit TV series into a fully choreographed live spectacular that has captured the imagination of hundreds of thousands of fans around the world.
The support requested from Council includes a cash hosting fee of $10,000 and free venue hire.
The officer's report recommends entering into a sponsorship agreement.
Council will decide on the proposal at its next general meeting on Tuesday, 25 June.
EARLIER (13 June): Discussions are occurring between promoters of Nitro Circus and Bundaberg Regional Council about the possibility of bringing their action-packed live tour to Bundaberg next year.
The popular showcase of action sports has been touring the world since 2003, providing adrenaline-pumping entertainment to audiences across the globe.
Talks to potentially bring the 2020 Nitro Circus Live Regional Tour to Bundaberg are currently in the pipeline and involve locating a venue and potential support from Council.
What is Nitro Circus?
Nitro Circus is renowned for delivering some of the biggest moments in action sports over the past 15 years.
Founded by friends with a passion for pushing the limits and having fun in the process, Nitro Circus was established in the United States and has transformed into a live touring phenomenon that continues to travel across multiple continents each year.
The 2020 Nitro Circus Live Regional Tour will be different to other previous tours in that each show will have a world record attempt that is unique to that show.
Nitro Circus Live transforms MTV’s international smash hit TV series into a fully choreographed live spectacular that has captured the imagination of hundreds of thousands of fans around the world.
Council keen to support event
Council’s sport and recreation portfolio spokesperson Cr Helen Blackburn said while discussions about the event were in its early stages, the prospect of Nitro Circus coming to Bundaberg was an exciting one.
“The last time an even of the same calibre was held in the region was when Crusty Demons performed to massive crowds in 2010,” she said.
“Nitro Circus have a huge following and I am sure there are many fans in Bundaberg who would love to see them put on one great show in our region.
“The fact that these discussions are in place is a very positive indicator that big-named events see our town as great place to showcase their talent.”
Cr Blackburn said, if approved, the event could potentially draw a crowd of thousands and provide many benefits to the region.
“Based on the last regional tour, a minimum of 7000 spectators attended,” she said.
“Some 2660 spectators are expected to be non-locals who travel to the event, which could inject more than $730,000 into our economy, a fantastic outcome for the region.”
*Figures are based on an average local spend of $275 per person, Tourism Research Australia – December 2019.
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