Invictus Games 2018 Opening and Closing CeremoniesSydney
George P Johnson, Sydney’s leading experience marketing agency, invited CEO Anthony Bastic to provide the creative direction for the Sydney Opening and Closing Ceremonies
Highlights from the opening ceremony included beginning with the Australian Army Pipes and Drums playing ‘You’re the Voice’ and the collaborative performance of Kate Cerebano/Ian Moss/ William Barton playing ‘Flame Trees’ along with a cameo performance by Sharon Strzelecki (Magda Szubanski).
The highlights of the closing ceremony included an electric atmosphere, the emotion of the competition, the elation and pride from the family and friends, all the acts. The backstage excitement was palpable with the team and talent commitment to making this the most exciting Invictus Games event for the competitors.
Acts included Chris Tamwoy, Marliya Choir, Birds of Tokyo, Starley, Colin Hay and the audience singing ‘Down Under’, Kingdom Choir and Aloe Blacc. The Grand Finale saw the audience singing ‘Wake Me Up’ with Aloe Blacc and brought tears of joy to the crowds at the event.
12,000 people watched each ceremony live with 3.9 million viewers watching across the globe.
The Ceremonies, and the games themselves, were hailed as a magnificent success.
- Purpose Ceremonial commencement and conclusion of an international event
- Dates 2018
- Audience International
- Services Creative Direction