Wig­gle-ma­nia in Proser­pine

Whitsunday Times - - CHILL. -

KIDS of the Whit­sun­days are get­ting ready to get groovy with the Wig­gles com­ing to the Proser­pine En­ter­tain­ment Cen­tre in June.

With tick­ets go­ing on sale Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 20, a stunning 300 tick­ets were sold over the week­end.

Sales have con­tin­ued to be strong through­out the week, with only 20 tick­ets left and a sec­ond show now planned for the same day.

Proser­pine En­ter­tain­ment Cen­tre owner Chris Pa­trick said tick­ets sold sim­i­larly quickly when the band vis­ited two years ago.

“They came two years ago and sold out,” he said. “We’re very happy to have them back.”

This is noth­ing new for the Wig­gles, who sold out 137 shows across ev­ery state and ter­ri­tory in Australia dur­ing 2014.

Mr Pa­trick said the act has be­come one of the na­tion’s best sell­ers.

“I be­lieve they’re prob­a­bly, apart from AC/DC, one of the top earn­ing acts in the coun­try,” he said.

Mr Pa­trick said the en­ter­tain­ment cen­tre had built up “a good rap­port” with the groups pro­mot­ers, and said the band found it easy to play at the venue.

“We’re happy to see them come back, and they come here be­cause we’ve got all

WIG­GLE TIME: The Wig­gles' Lachy, Henry the Oc­to­pus, Emma, Cap­tain Feather­sword, Dorothy the Di­nosaur, Wags the Dog and Simon will play at the Proser­pine En­ter­tain­ment Cen­tre in June. Photo Kevin Farmer / The Chron­i­cle

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