Did you have to read that headline twice? Because that's not the sort of headline I get to write very often.
Bathurst is waking to the incredible news that global superstar Sir Elton John will be playing a concert in our city as part of his farewell world tour.
And Western Advocate subscribers are among the first to know.
The show has already been months in the planning and it’s a credit to all involved that the news has not leaked out before now.
And it’s also a great credit to our city that it has been chosen as one of just six regional venues on the Australian leg.
I wrote during the week that Bathurst is proud of its reputation as a “big thinking” city and it’s that philosophy that helped us secure Sir Elton’s show.
The tour promoters saw that Bathurst was a city that had a track record of hosting major events and seeing them go off without a hitch.
They also admit that Bathurst is one of the smallest cities they’ve considered for this show, but we have always known that this is a city that punches well above its weight.
So circle January 22, 2020 in your calendar now as a night Bathurst will not soon forget.
And go share the news that Sir Elton is coming – if only to see how many “double takes” you can collect from your family and friends.
Have a great Sunday.