02 May 2008

AsiaWorld-Expo goes from strength to strength Rocking line-up of extravaganzas reaffirms its position as Hong Kong's top entertainment and events destination

Building on the success of recent months, AsiaWorld-Expo is charging into the month of May with yet more one-of-a-kind events, including must-see performances by some of the world's top musical talent.

In the first quarter of 2008 alone, its AsiaWorld-Arena welcomed a dazzling line-up of artists for sell-out performances, including Aaron Kwok, Bjork, Placido Domingo, Maroon 5, The Backstreet Boys, Santana and My Chemical Romance. This incredible success is powerful confirmation that AsiaWorld-Arena's state-of-the-art facilities make it the ultimate venue in Asia for every kind of entertainment and special events.

In the coming months there are lots more reasons to head for AsiaWorld-Arena, with yet more stunning performances set to wow audiences of all ages. On 4 May 2008, Commercial Radio Hong Kong will hold the first in a series of concerts for its 903id club. Featuring superstars Eason Chan, Khalil Fong, Kay Tse and EO2, "903id club Music Is Live 2008" is an event that Canto pop fans cannot afford to miss!

On 9 May 2008, Kenny G returns to Hong Kong on his "Rhythm and Romance Live In Hong Kong" Tour. In addition to his familiar jazzy tunes, this legendary saxophonist will also add Latino flavours such as Samba, Salsa, Tango and even Bossa Nova to create a night packed with hot and sexy rhythms.

Following hot on the heels of this stellar performance, Sir Elton John and his band will perform live in Hong Kong as part of the "Rocket Man Tour - Live In Hong Kong" on 20 May 2008. Together with his long-time band, Sir Elton is set to bring the house down with a string of hits that have made him one of the best-selling artists of all time.

On 24 May 2008, Japan's chart-topping boy band L'Arc-en-Ciel makes its debut performance in Hong Kong as part of its monster tour of "L'Arc-en-Ciel Tour 2008 L'7 ~ Trans Asia Via Paris Live In Hong Kong". It promises to be a night of screaming fans and non-stop music when these Japanese heart throbs take to the stage!

Finally, on 31 May 2008, Taiwanese boy band MayDay closes the month with the final stop on its highly acclaimed world tour, "MayDay in Concert 2008". For ticketing information of above-mentioned events, please call HK Ticketing on 31-288-288 or visit www.hkticketing.com

For a perfect night out, a variety of restaurants, cafés and bars are available at AsiaWorld-Expo to enrich the concert experience. Food and beverage options include a sumptuous semi-buffet in the stunning IKON Seaview Restaurant (2/F), a more casual buffet dinner at Caffé Ritazza (1/F), as well as Spotlight Bar (1/F) and two fast-food outlets: [email protected] (G/F) and [email protected] (G/F).

In additional to the excitement of entertainment events, AsiaWorld-Expo is also proud to play host to the popular, recurrent “Asia International Arts & Antiques Fair” from 23-26 May 2008. As the largest arts and antiques fair in the Asia Pacific, a highlight of this year’s event is Chen Yi-fei’s stunning masterpiece, The Flutist. Worth HK$21 million, this is the first time the picture has been exhibited in Hong Kong. While attending the Fair, visitors can also enjoy the International Touring Exhibition of Chinese Ceramic Art Collectables, a unique showcase of ceramics by China’s leading contemporary artists.

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AsiaWorld-Expo - Public Events Calendar in May 2008

Date

Event

Organiser

Ticketing

4 May 2008

903id club Music Is Live 2008

Commercial Radio 2, 903id club

Commercial Radio Hong Kong

9 May 2008

Kenny G "Rhythm and Romance" Live In Hong Kong

Entertainment International Limited

HK Ticketing

20 May 2008

Elton John Rocket Man Tour - Live in Hong Kong

Live Nation (HK) Ltd.

HK Ticketing

23-26 May 2008

Asia International Arts & Antiques Fair 2008

Paper Communication Exhibition Services

Paper Communication Exhibition Services

24 May 2008

L'Arc-en-Ciel Tour 2008 L'7~Trans Asia Via Paris Live in Hong Kong

BMA Entertainment

HK Ticketing

31 May 2008

Mayday In Concert 2008

Unusual Productions (China) Ltd, Yiu Wing Entertainment Co. Ltd, Recital Entertainment Co. Ltd, Gold Label Entertainment Ltd, Xinhua Entertainment (Int'l) Ltd, Idao Cao Productions Ltd, Mountain Entertainment Ltd

HK Ticketing (Details to be announced soon)

 

 

For media inquiries, please contact
AsiaWorld-Expo Management Limited
Kenneth Chan / Fiona Lau
Tel : (852) 3606 8888
Fax : (852) 3606 8889
Email : [email protected] / [email protected]
Website : www.asiaworld-expo.com

About AsiaWorld-Expo

AsiaWorld-Expo has emerged as one of the world’s leading EXPOtainment venues, offering over 70,000 square metres of rentable space that is comprised of 10 state-of-the-art, ground-level and column-free exhibition halls including the Arena – the biggest indoor seated venue in Hong Kong with a maximum capacity of 14,000. Strategically located at the heart of a multi-modal transportation hub and adjacent to the Hong Kong International Airport and Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. AsiaWorld-Expo, with a convenient and in-venue MTR station, enjoys efficient transport connection to Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and other global regions.

 

With a proven track record of successes, AsiaWorld-Expo has received a number of accolades, namely the “Best International Venue” at the coveted Exhibition News (EN) Awards organised by Mash Media, a leading UK media for MICE in partnership with UFI, and the “Outstanding Venue Award” presented by The Asian Federation of Exhibition and Convention Associations (AFECA). For 8 consecutive years, AsiaWorld-Expo has been named as the “Best Convention & Exhibition Centre in Asia Pacific” by the prestigious CEI Asia magazine.

 

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