Queensland to host Logie Awards for the first time

TV Week’s Logie Awards will be hosted on the Gold Coast from 2018 as part of a four-year deal with the Queensland Government and Tourism and Events Queensland.

The 2018 TV Week Logie Awards will take place in July at The Star on the Gold Coast with Nine as national broadcast partner.

The announcement marks the first time the Logies have been held in the Sunshine State, having been staged mostly in Melbourne with occasional trips to Sydney and the odd cruise ship in its previous 59 years.

This year’s Nine Network broadcast pulled in 972,000 metro viewers, down on last year’s 1.119m. Despite the dip in audience numbers, 2017 was still up on previous years including 2015’s 971,000 and 2014’s 962,000.

“We are delighted to be partnering with the Queensland Government, Tourism and Events Queensland, The Star and Nine Network to bring the TV Week Logie Awards to Queensland for the first time,” said Jayne Ferguson, general manager, Women’s lifestyle and entertainment at Bauer Media.

“The Logies have enjoyed considerable support over the many years they have been held in Melbourne but it’s the right time, as we celebrate our 60th year, for us to share that excitement with another great Australian city and we look forward to the Gold Coast hosting television’s night of nights in 2018 and beyond.”

“The Queensland Government’s investment in the TV Week Logies through Tourism and Events Queensland is a great investment for the state. We look forward to bringing Australia’s finest television stars to the Gold Coast, benefitting our local screen industry and showcasing our beautiful state,” Annastacia Palaszczuk, premier of Queensland, said.

Tourism and major events minister Kate Jones added: “The TV Week Logie Awards is a great coup for our state and will drive momentum in attracting quality local and international events.”

“The Star is the perfect place to host the TV Week Logie Awards and we are thrilled to be hosting it,” Geoff Hogg, managing director of The Star Entertainment Group, said.

Hugh Marks, Nine Network CEO, said: “The Nine Network is pleased to be on board broadcasting the TV Week Logies again and are excited to take them to Queensland. It is going to be a great show.”


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