Bay City Events are your Unique Event Experts!
We deliver high value events to public and private enterprise.
We transform events – respecting the past and embracing the potential.
YEARS IN EVENTS
We understand the events sector is rapidly changing and we know that your event is more important now to your community than it’s ever been.
We bring data driven, experience based decision making and to the table.
We research and position your event to achieve high-economic impact results.
We are the experts in unique events.
Our flagship product, The Blues Train, has been wowing audiences since 1994, hosting over 150,000 people on a musical journey on board a heritage steam train. Combining the best in live entertainment, dinner and a heritage train ride – this is one unique event you must experience!
The Bay City Events team are experts in high-impact-economic events, delivering significant benefits to the communities they are staged in.
Whether it be council or community based, or private enterprise, Bay City Events have the experience to advise you on how to maximise your return.
Experienced progammers for festivals and events of all sizes and styles, the Bay City Events team will work independently or with your team to secure the right line-up for your audience.
Whether you are looking for household names, headline crowd pullers or unique artists; a full line-up or a select few, we can curate a unique entertainment program to suit most budgets.
With over 20 years experience organising some of the country’s most renowned unique events and festivals means we know what it takes to deliver an event on time, on budget and above expectations.
Whether you are private enterprise, a community or not-for-profit group or government body, we can work in with your brief and budget to deliver a memorable event.
Need your emergency, evacuation, management or site plans created from scratch? Need a pair of eyes to review the work you’ve done? Our team can give you the assistance you require!
Coming from an events background, we balance safety requirements with the reality of running events.
Pre-event consultancy and on-site services are undertaken by our Qualified Safety Officer in a Place of Public Entertainment.
Hugo T Armstrong
Bay City Events Director, Hugo was Artistic Director, Manager and Promoter of the Queenscliff Music Festival 1997 to 2005. During this time, they won the National Tourism Award for Best Festival Event category as well as winning the Victorian Tourism Award over three consecutive years, placing the QMF in the Victorian Tourism Hall of Fame.
Hugo had a popular weekly radio show on Melbourne radio station PBS 106.7FM for 21 years. He is also the music programmer for several other festivals, including the Echuca Winter Blues Festival, now in its 15th year and spearheads the team bringing Geelong – Victoria’s second‐largest city – it’s first ever major music festival.
Hugo was awarded the Centenary of Federation Medal for service to the music industry and has an Advanced Diploma of Events and an Advanced Diploma of Management also a registered guard & crowd controller.
General Manager & Safety Officer
Bay City Events General Manager, Chris has extensive experience in music, events, ticketing, risk management and event logistics.
He has worked with numerous regional music festivals, at Ticketmaster, M2006 Commonwealth Games, A Day on the Green and Membership & Live Music Week manager at PBS 106.7FM. Chris has also programmed a range of festivals including the Echuca‐Moama Winter Blues Festival, the Knox Festival, Stringybark Suburban Sustainability Festival and Festival of Sails.
Chris was awarded the Australia Day Young Citizen of the Year award for the Queenscliff region for his contribution to the local community and music industry.
In recent years, Chris has specialised in safety and risk management, culminating in the launch of Bay City Event’s offshoot, BCE Safety First Event Services – providing pre-event safety consultancy (including management and emergency management planning and documentation) and on-site Safety Officer services.
Chris has an Advanced Diploma of Events, an Advanced Diploma of Management, a Diploma of Business and is a qualified Safety Officer in a Place of Public Entertainment.
In his spare time, Chris is a volunteer with the Country Fire Authority where he holds the positions of Lieutenant and Health and Safety Representative.
Bay City Events
PO Box 4181, Geelong VIC 3220
1300 885 993
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Experts in Unique Events, specialising in Artistic Curation, Event Planning, Safety & Risk Consultation.