Stage set for music awards

TICKETS to the Fiji Performing Rights Association (FPRA) Music Awards are all sold out as organisers anticipate a great night of music and honouring of local artistes.

FPRA chairman Eremasi Tamanisau said it was a “first come first serve” basis but people were still approaching them for tickets which cost $150 each.

“Oh, the response has been great, but we had to tell them the tickets were sold out. Now it’s just a matter of delivering what we have set out to do,” said Tamanisau.

The much looked forward event will draw the crème de la crème of the Fiji music industry which will have a red carpet-themed show.

“We have been very fortunate to have two Fijians of international repute who will be with us. They are George ‘Fiji’ Veikoso and Paulini Curuenavuli. Singer, Ilisavani Cava, who became the first Fijian to participate at the Australian music show ‘The Voice’ will also be there. So we’ve got three artistes of international repute who would be able to motivate and encourage our local musicians.

“It will be a great night of festivities but I hope we don’t lose sight of the occasion where we will honour the stakeholders of the music industry.”

Mr Tamanisau added they were thankful to the sponsors of the event which enabled the show to take place.

The music show kicks off tonight at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva.

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