At VIVA you'll see larger than life music legends portrayed by world-class tribute artists, IN A DIFFERENT FEATURE SHOW EVERY NIGHT!
In true VIVA style, the incarnations of Elvis will be brought to life by this year's international guests, Diogo Light and David Lee. Brody Finlay, the 2018 VIVA UETA Winner and runner up at 2018 Parkes Elvis Festival, returns to the stage for his incredible rendition of the King.
TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE for previously sold-out shows by John Blunt (Freddie Mercury) and Greg Andrew (Sir Elton John), and we are excited to present The Beatlegs as The Ultimate Beatles Tribute band plus Mark Andrew's star studded line-up of music icons like Buddy Holly, John Lennon and Jim Morrison, in the Dead-Set Legends Show.
Each Feature Show has affordable Gold and Silver ticket options, as well as limited free seating available. It is recommended you pre-purchase a ticket to avoid missing out on a seat and having to queue.
Read about the Tribute Artist performances below:
Elvis Presley Tribute Artists
ERAS OF ELVIS / Friday 12 July, 7.30pm - 9.00pm
Celebrating a career spanning three decades, Diogo will take you on a journey through the 50’s 60’s and 70’s.
ELVIS: HOT VEGAS NIGHTS / Saturday 13 July, 7.30pm - 9.00pm
Las Vegas saw the King shake, rattle and roll for seven years. With over 700 sell-out shows, Elvis oozed charisma and undeniable talent as he began his rise once again to the top of rock ‘n’ roll.
Diogo Light returns to VIVA for the third time and we are thrilled to have him back. He is currently recognised by Elvis Presley Enterprises as one of the two top Elvis Tribute Artists in the world. The Brazilian tribute artist is a multiple award winner, including 1st Runner Up in the 2018 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, Memphis, and 2017 Images of the King World Champion. Diogo has also won Elvis championships in several US states, Canada and Brazil. He is one of two international tribute artists performing this year and will shake things up the first weekend, performing two tremendous shows.
ELVIS: FROM THE PROMISED LAND TO THE LAND DOWN UNDER / Friday 19 July, 7.30pm - 9.00pm
Features a variety of songs that Elvis recorded in the studio in the 1970's. This includes timeless favorites like Kentucky Rain, Hurt and Bridge Over Troubled Water, plus new versions of old classics like Heartbreak Hotel, Blue Suede Shoes and Lawdy Miss Clawdy.
ELVIS: THE CONCERT YEARS / Saturday 20 July, 7.30pm - 9.00pm
A high energy performance covering his memorable tours across the US between 1969 - 1977. Returning to the live stage after the army and his Hollywood film years, Elvis toured 41 states virtually continuously for the next nine years.
Multiple award winner and International ETA David Lee, from Alabama, brings Elvis entertainment like you've never seen before. David has performed all over North America, Europe and now in Australia. From his dynamic voice to his uncanny performance of the King, David's southern charm shines through in his performance. David’s performances will leave you with a sense of what it was like to have seen Elvis.
ELVIS: THE EARLY YEARS / Wednesday 17 July, 7.30pm - 9.00pm
Australia's very own Brody Finlay is an incredible performer, Brody Finlay is no stranger to winning Elvis tribute contests. Brody was the 2018 winner of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist contest at VIVA Surfers Paradise, as well as scooping 1st place in the 2019 Universal Elvis Tribute Artist contest at the Parkes Elvis Festival. He is the youngest person ever to win the title, at just 22 years of age. Brody has sung on stage since the age of five and developed an uncanny likeness to The King’s movements, voice and mannerisms.
Brody's show will revisit the early stardom of Elvis with hits from the 50's, followed by the movie era of the 60's.
Australian Tribute Acts
ELTON JOHN EXPERIENCE / Sunday 14 July, 7.30pm - 9.00pm
Greg Andrew's sequin-studded show takes you on one of the world’s greatest song-writing journeys spanning 40 years. Covering Elton’s iconic hits from Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, and all major hits from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s through to today, this production replicates as closely as possible the experience of an Elton John concert today, highlighting the showmanship, virtuoso piano playing and crowd engagement that you would expect from this iconic performer, accompanied by seven world class musicians on stage.
THE KILLER QUEEN EXPERIENCE / Monday 15 July, 7.30pm - 9.00pm
John Blunt is one of the world’s most recognised Freddie Mercury tribute artists and together with the band - Wayne Vitale Bass Guitar (John Deacon), Kevin Shilling Drums (Roger Taylor) and Andrew Edwards Guitar (Brian May) - form the complete Queen line up portraying their personas in costume, replica instruments and harmonies. Enjoy some of Queen’s greatest hits including Bohemian Rhapsody, We Will Rock You, We Are the Champions, Somebody to Love, Radio Ga Ga, and Another One Bites the Dust, all on the VIVA stage.
DEAD-SET LEGENDS SHOW / Tuesday 16 July, 7.30pm - 9.00pm
A born entertainer and talented tribute artist, Mark Andrew performs as Buddy Holly, John Lennon, Jim Morrison and Elvis in his Dead-Set Legends show. Mark’s talent of bringing music icons to life on stage makes him one of the best tribute artists in the world. Mark has even performed his Elvis tribute for Joe Esposito, Elvis’ road manager, and toured with friends and entourage of The King himself.
THE ULTIMATE BEATLES TRIBUTE / Thursday 18 July, 7.30pm - 9.00pm
Taking you on a journey during the fame of the most iconic rock'n'roll bands, Queensland's very own Beatles Tribute Show, The Beatlegs, create a nostalgic porthole to the sixties. With their true to form costume changes, superb harmonies and music, The Beatlegs have been performing as the Fab Four since 2008. Come together to experience the ultimate Australian Beatles tribute act.