Celebrate the region's best and brightest at the 2023 Tropical North Queensland regional final.

Join us at our awards ceremoney as we announce the regional winners who will represent the region at the state final in September.

Event details

Friday, 7 July 2023

Starts in

Cairns Convention Centre
Sheridan Street & Wharf Street, Cairns

Cocktail, lounge suit

Tickets are $99 for a 3-course meal, drinks and live entertainment
Book now

Krystal King (regional coordinator)
Phone: 0448 613 759
Email: krystal.king@desbt.qld.gov.au

Master of Ceremonies

Lena Bwami

Lena Bwami is a young Kenyan woman who has been a vocalist and dance performer since the age of 8. Now, Lena is the Event Manager for the Cairns African Association and has been seen on stage as the MC for Local & Vocal in 2022. Lena was part of We.Move 2023 in the Youth Contemporary Dance Showcase for the Cairns Festival and is closely connected with JUTE Theatre and Centacare FNQ. Lena is a terrific speaker, articulate and confident and lets her personality shine on stage.



Young, emerging local band Hylidae is a 6-piece that combines high energy performance with all of your favourite 70s, 80s, 90s and pop hits to create interactive and electrifying shows. With Gracey Frayser (lead vocals), Finn George-Newman (drums and vocals), Max Carpenter (guitar), Isla Carruthers (keyboard), Marcus Carruthers (bass) and Jason Carruthers (saxophone), Hylidae has made their name bringing dynamic shows to Cairns community and corporate events for the past 2 years.

Hylidae has recently opened 2 exhilarating sold-out shows for The Cat Empire at the Tanks Arts Centre and has a repertoire including song covers of Stevie Wonder, ABBA, Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars and Lawrence. Bringing high energy, they are guaranteed to get you on the dance floor.

Last updated 5 June 2023

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