ABC Classics wins at the 2017 ARIA Awards
At a ceremony on Tuesday 10 October at the Art Gallery of NSW, ABC Classics & Jazz were announced winners of the 2017 ARIA Awards for Best Classical, Best Jazz, Best Original Soundtrack and Bes
Hot off the heels of their hugely successful arena spectacular Big Show! tour of Australia, The Wiggles are rocking into 2015 with Rock & Roll Preschool, on CD, DVD, at HOYTS Cinema locations as well as a national live tour.
The Rock & Roll Preschool CD & DVD stars special guests; local crooner, TV presenter and recent dad of three, David Campbell, plus famed American actor, Lou Diamond Phillips, who proudly refers to himself as the “Caramel Wiggle” and the “Principal” of Rock & Roll Preschool. See Lou Diamond Phillips hilarious chat re: The Wiggles here on The Project with Carrie Bickmore and Rove McManus.
The CD & DVD offers fun new tracks like That’s the Sound of Rock & Roll, Wake Up!, Dance with Emma, and I Want a Leather Jacket that are guaranteed to get the kids up dancing.
The fab four of the under-fives rock the Preschool CD, DVD and live tour with their favourite friends Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog and Henry the Octopus.
The Rock & Roll Preschool tour kicks off in Sydney on March 14 through to July and will give Wiggly little rockers the chance to catch The Wiggles in more intimate venues with a tour of RSL’s, Workers Clubs, Leagues Clubs and smaller Entertainment Centres. Tour dates are being added daily here.
To celebrate the launch of Rock & Roll Preschool, HOYTS Cinema will also host a special Red Carpet Premiere event on Saturday February 21, at HOYTS Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park, Sydney featuring a special visit by The Wiggles and screening of the release. Screenings will run across 44 HOYTS Cinema locations in Australia and New Zealand for three weeks. Tickets are on sale from February 5, check at hoyts.com.au.
HOYTS Cinema locations for The Wiggles Rock & Roll Pre-School screenings:
NSW: Bankstown, Blacktown, Broadway, Charlestown, Chatswood Mandarin, Eastgardens, Erina, EQ, Mt Druitt, Tweed Heads , Warringah Mall, Penrith, Warrawong, Wetherill Park
WA: Carousel, Garden City, Southland
SA: Tea Tree, Salisbury, Norwood
VIC: Eastland, Forest Hill, Highpoint, Northland, Greensborough, Victoria Gardens, Watergardens, Broadmeadows, Frankston
ACT: Woden, Belconnen
QLD: Sunnybank, Stafford, Redcliffe
In 2014 The Wiggles toured the US, Canada and Australia. In Australia they sold out 137 shows across every state and territory and performed to over a quarter of a million fans around the world, making The Wiggles the most successful children’s entertainment group. They won their 12th ARIA Award for Best Children’s album (Apples & Bananas) and performed at the iconic Carols in the Domain for the 20th year.
The Wiggles’ TV series Ready, Steady, Wiggle! was a ratings buster last year driving ABC TV to rush release the broadcast of the second series of Ready, Steady, Wiggle!, airing daily on ABC4Kids at 4:25pm.
Anthony (Blue Wiggle), Emma (Yellow Wiggle), Lachy (Purple Wiggle) and Simon (Red Wiggle) have declared the Rock & Roll Preschool is now open and today’s lesson is to have some fun!
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ROCK & ROLL PRESCHOOL CD TRACK LISTING:
1. ROCK & ROLL PRESCHOOL (feat. Lou Diamond Phillips)
2. THAT’S THE SOUND OF ROCK & ROLL
3. HENRY LIKES WATER
4. I WENT TO THE LIBRARY
5. DANCE WITH EMMA
6. JESS’S SONG
7. TWO POLITE ELVISES
8. MR WARDROBE (Feat. David Campbell)
9. BALLA BALLA BAMBINA
10. IT’S A TICKLE PARTY
11. BALLERINA, BALLERINA
12. UKULELE ROCK (Feat. Robert Rakete)
13. BROCCOLI BUNCH
14. THE STORY OF EMMA’S GLASSES
15. WAKE UP!
16. MELBOURNE AMORE
17. RIDING MY BIKE
18. GOOMY GALAH
19. IT’S OKAY TO CRY
20. YOU GOT THE DROP
21. GOOEY, GOOEY, SPLIDGY,
22. I WANT A LEATHER JACKET
23. IRISH STEW
About The Wiggles:
After more than 24 years of performing, 7 million albums, 23 million DVDs and 8 million books sold, The Wiggles have performed to millions of fans across the globe. And to put that into perspective, in the past 22 years, The Rolling Stones have done just over a 1000 shows. In the same time, The Wiggles have performed in excess of 6000 shows!
In late 2012, the original all-male Wiggles line-up stepped aside to allow a new cast to take over their kid-errific work. Since then, the world has embraced the new group with open arms and dancing feet.
Since releasing their self-titled album in 1991 the group has wiggled its way to worldwide fame. More than 50 CD and DVD releases later, they have earned 17 x gold, 12 x platinum, 3 x double-platinum, 10 x multi-platinum awards for their music and DVD sales and won 12 x ARIA Awards for Best Children’s Album (making ARIA history as the most awarded ARIA winner in the one category).
Since 1909, The HOYTS Corporation has gone on to become one of the world’s leading entertainment companies. Boasting more than 400 screens and over 75,000 seats, HOYTS Cinema is the largest single-brand movie exhibitor in Australia and New Zealand.
ROCK & ROLL PRESCHOOL
AVAILABLE SOON ON CD, DVD & LIVE TOUR