‘Once in a lifetime event’: Mushroom Group is celebrating 50 years with event series and massive concert

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‘Once in a lifetime event’: Mushroom Group is celebrating 50 years with event series and massive concert

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A range of events will be held throughout the year to celebrate this milestone including a Mushroom 50 concert, a Michael Gudinski documentary, new recordings of iconic Mushroom Group singles, limited-edition merchandise and more to be announced soon.

Mushroom Group – Australia’s largest independent entertainment group covering touring, record labels, publishing, merchandising, booking agencies, film and television production and creative services from Australian music legend Michael Gudinski, AM – is celebrating 50 years this year.

Championing music that has become the soundtrack of our lives for the past five decades, the Mushroom Group has announced a series of exciting events and initiatives this year to commemorate the 50th anniversary, culminating in a major concert featuring an all-star roster of artists.

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The blockbuster Mushroom 50 concert is planned for November with the lineup, venue and ticket details to be revealed to keep your eyes out.

Soon though, we’ll see an exciting feature documentary premiere in cinemas across Australia later this year, exploring the late Michael Gudinski’s remarkable career and his impact on Australian music and culture.

Throughout the year the Group will also be releasing a special series of reimagined singles covering Mushroom classics from across the Group’s history.

Kicking off the series is one of Mushroom’s most successful bands and one of Australia’s biggest musical exports of the last 15 years. With over one billion streams, one million album sales, and platinum success across Australia, US and the UK, The Temper Trap today share their take on the 1988 ARIA Single Of The Year and top 30 Billboard hit in the US, ‘Under The Milky Way’ by The Church.

Over the coming weeks you’ll also hear stunning works released from the likes of Missy Higgins, Bliss n Eso, and Australian icon Paul Kelly – with many more big names to be revealed throughout the year culminating in a Mushroom 50 album. This will include the entire collection of songs, serving as the definitive compilation of reimagined Mushroom music.

There’s also a range of limited-edition Mushroom 50 merchandise is also available from today, featuring both vintage and modern designs, celebrating Mushroom Group’s evolution.


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This news is just the beginning too, so expect more exciting announcements to come in the months ahead.

“Mushroom Group’s legacy is something we’re extremely proud of and we have big plans to commemorate it. So many amazing people and artists have formed part of our story and this anniversary is about celebrating our history and future,” says Mushroom Group Chief Executive, Matt Gudinski.

“The Mushroom 50 concert will feature a huge line-up of sensational artists, celebrating some of Australia’s most iconic songs – this will be a once in a lifetime event.”

“We’ve teamed up with some of the best artists in the world to deliver these reimagined Mushroom hits. Each artist is bringing their own distinct sound and vision to their cover. I’m sure you’ll love them.”

Since 1972, when a 19-year-old Michael Gudinski formed Mushroom Records and Mushroom Music Publishing in Melbourne, Mushroom has become a driving force of near every element of the region’s music and entertainment industry, broadcasting Australian culture across the globe and bringing the world’s brightest talent to our doorstep.

Over the decades, Mushroom has blossomed into a group of around two-dozen specialist music and entertainment companies that are each leaders in their respective fields. The Mushroom Group now incorporates international and domestic touring, booking agencies, artist and talent management, record labels, music publishing, merchandising, creative and marketing services, venues, exhibition and event production, film production and distribution, and more.

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