Helpmann Award-nominated Tim Finn leads Carnival of Flowers

LAST night at Australia's most prestigious arts award nomination ceremony, the acclaimed musical Ladies in Black created by singer-songwriter-composer the  legendary Tim Finn, won six category nominations.    

On July 25 at the Sydney Lyric Theatre, the winners will be announced.    

And on Sunday September 18, the man himself, Tim Finn will perform live onstage in Toowoomba as the finale act o The Heritage Bank Live Concert Series!   

The musical line-up at this year's Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers is already the envy of music festivals and concert goers across the country, and after last night's Helpmann Award nominations, it just went to another level.    

Tim Finn whose lyrical genius has taken him from Split Enz to Crowded House, onto his acclaimed solo career and now the creator of a multi-Helpmann-nominated musical stage production, will perform on Sunday September 18 on Queens Gardens.  

He is the finale performance on a day celebrating true Australian music greats with celebrated musician, singer and songwriter Katie Noonan and her new band, Vanguard opening, before ARIA-Award winning The Whitlams take to the stage with the Toowoomba Concert Orchestra.  

  Finn's Ladies in Black has been nominated for SIX Helpmann Awards including:   

Best Musical

Best new Australian Work

Best Original Score 

Best Music Direction

Best Direction of a Musical

Best Costume Design   

Finn, Noonan and The Whitlams will be joined over the opening weekend of Carnival of Flowers by Birds of Tokyo, Montaigne, Emma Louise, The Chantoozies, Eurogliders and the Models as well as super hot DJs Mashd N Kutcher.   

The Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers is the longest-running floral event of its kind in Australia.  

With a theme of EAT, LAUGH, PLAY, STAY, the just unveiled program features over 50 unique events and experiences, including internationally acclaimed musical acts, award winning gardens, some of the best food and wine to be found in Southern Queensland and a multitude of cultural adventures.  

In a major floral design coup, three of Australia's leading names in floral design Charlie Albone, Annita Bokobli and Bart Hassam will also attend.  

Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers: 16-25 September, 2016 www.tcof.com.au or on www.facebook.com.au/CarnivalFlowers  


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