Sydney Royal Easter Show

First held in 1823, the Show is Australia’s largest annual ticketed event, attracting over 850,000 attendees on average.  Revenue generated by it allows the RAS to invest in agricultural programs, competitions, education, youth and rural NSW. In all, the RAS invests almost $7 million annually in these activities which are designed to promote agricultural excellence and keep our rural communities strong. The Sydney Royal Easter Show is a celebration of Australian culture, from our rural traditions to our modern day lifestyles, providing unique experiences for everyone. Every Easter, the country and city join together at Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park, for twelve days of agricultural competitions, animal experiences, live entertainment, carnival fun, shopping and much more. Holiday Inn Parramatta only a 15 minute drive or train ride to Sydney Olympic Park Book your accommodation here 

To book your tickets to the Sydney Royal Easter Show click here

Bring me the horizon

Bring Me the Horizon, often abbreviated BMTH, are an English rock band from Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Formed in 2004, the group now consists of vocalist Oliver Sykes, guitarist Lee Malia, bassist Matt Kean, drummer Matt Nicholls and keyboardist Jordan Fish. They are signed to RCA Records globally and Columbia Records exclusively in the United States. The style of their early work, including their debut album Count Your Blessings, has been described primarily as deathcore, but they started to adopt a more eclectic style of metalcore on later albums. Furthermore, their fifth album That’s the Spirit marked a shift in their sound to less aggressive rock music styles.[1] In addition, their sixth album Amo saw a shift into different genres, such as electronica, pop and hip hop.

Performing at Qudos Bank Arena Friday 12th April 2019, only a 15 minute drive or train ride from the Holiday Inn Parramatta, book your room at hiparramatta.com

Florida Georgia Line

Recently Grammy-nominated country duo, Florida Georgia Line, will play their debut Australian headline shows in March 2019. At Qudos Bank Arena Monday 18th March  2019, book your accommodation at Holiday Inn Parramatta only a 15 drive or train ride to Sydney Olympic Park BOOK NOW

As the first country act ever to be Diamond certified (10 million copies sold), Florida Georgia Line are a crossover phenomenon, collaborating with Bebe Rexha on this year’s global chart-topper ‘Meant To Be’, featuring on Hailee Steinfeld and Alesso’s ‘Let Me Go’, plus collaborations with The Chainsmokers on ‘Last Day Alive, ‘God, Your Mama, And Me’ with The Backstreet Boys, Ziggy Marley, Tim McGraw, Nelly, and countless others.

No strangers to huge audiences, this year Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley have played sell-out stadiums across North America, and are slated to headline Australia’s biggest country music festival, CMC Rocks QLD 2019. After a scorching debut Rocks appearance in 2016, the duo have taken the world by storm, their genre-defying blend of country, pop, hip hop and rock is top-shelf, making for an explosive live experience.

Florida Georgia Line’s brand new album, ‘Can’t Say I Ain’t Country’, will be released on February 15, 2019.

They will bring fellow Statesider and label-mate, Thomas Rhett, along for the ride. One of the hottest stars on the global country scene, Rhett is a platinum-selling chart-topper who has eight No.1 US country hits to his name, and an eclectic catalogue that blends the southern swagger of country music with pop hooks, R&B grooves, soulful strut and the anything-goes attitude of rock.

US hit-make Morgan Wallen joins the line-up also, having toured with Florida Georgia Line on their Dig Your Roots Tour, and collaborating with the duo on US Country chart-topper ‘Up Down’. For more information about tickets click here

Arctic Monkeys

British rock royalty Arctic Monkeys have ushered in a spectacular new era with their sixth studio album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, and now Frontier Touring is over the moon to announce the band’s return to Australia and New Zealand for a mammoth run of arena shows in February and March 2019. For more information on tickets click here 

1st & 2nd of March 2019 at Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney Olympic Park. It is only a 15 minute drive or train ride from the Holiday Inn Parramatta, book your accommodation now

Tours of Parramatta’s History and Natural Environment

Tours of Parramatta’s History and Natural Environment

Parramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre has created a suite of activities and tours that local residents, visitors, their families and friends can enjoy.
These programs inform about Parramatta’s history and natural environment, are educational, lots of fun and a great opportunity for people to meet and share local knowledge.

Click here to view the current January to June 2019 Activities Calendar.

For more information please visit the Visitor Information Centre or their website https://www.discoverparramatta.com/visitorinformation

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A Greener Stay – Environmental Sustainability

A Greener Stay – Environmental Sustainability

From going straw-less to changing our lighting, Holiday Inn Parramatta along with IHG Green Engage are leading the way in reducing our carbon footprint. Holiday Inn Parramatta have officially rolled out our newest environmental sustainability program A GREENER STAY. Our guests can opt in to conserve energy and water, preserve resources and reduce waste and earn 500 IHG Rewards Club Points per stay! To earn these points and save the earth all our guests need to do is hang the green door knob hanger on their door by 2 am to bypass housekeeping for their stay.

The IHG Green Engage system ensures that our surroundings are preserved for everyone to enjoy. For more information visit IHG GREEN ENGAGE & to book your next stay at Holiday Inn Parramatta click here


Holiday Inn Parramatta

9891 1277 | info@hiparramatta.com | 18-40 Anderson St, Parramatta NSW 2150

 

Discover Parramatta – your backyard this summer

Discover Parramatta – your backyard this summer

Stay close to home and uncover hidden gems in Parramatta and beyond. From the best places to eat and drink, heritage landmarks to visit, parks, nature and wildlife to explore. Make discoverparramatta.com your go-to destination, to stay up-to-date with what’s happening in your backyard. If you find a hidden gem, share it with us! #discoverparramatta

Find our more by visiting the Discover Parramatta Website

The Dairy and Rangers Cottages

The Diary & Rangers Cottages located over looking the Parramatta river and is steeped in history being one of he oldest colonial sites in Australia. Major upgrades of the Dairy Precinct were completed in 2016 including the creation of a central exhibition space, new digital media systems and landscape works. Guided Tours of the Dairy & Rangers Cottages are run on the second Saturday of the month at 11 am by the Parramatta Trust. The tour costs $12 and tickets can be booked through the Parramatta park website.

Parramatta Park, is celebrating it’s 160 birthday this year!! It is  great place for celebrations, days out, picnics, family fun and activities. Over 2 million people visit the park each year exploring the historic buildings, events, festivals and picturesque wildlife and gardens. It is only a 10 minute walk from Holiday Inn Parramatta, which hold 181 accommodation rooms catering for families and groups of all sizes, our on site restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Kids stay and eat free when dining with a paying adult and ordering from the kids menu! Parramatta Park is open 365 days a year and entry is free!

 

 

Eagles

American rock band Eagles will bring their critically-acclaimed Eagles World Tour to Australia and New Zealand in February and March. Only a 15 minute drive or train ride from the Holiday Inn Parramatta book your accommodation now rooms are booking out FAST!

The best-selling American band of the 70s and one of the top-selling acts of all time, Eagles’ appeal continues to transcend both generation and genre. Since forming in Los Angeles in 1971, the band have sold more than 150 million albums, scored six #1 albums and topped the singles charts five times.

Their prolific career is celebrated in this tour’s extensive setlist that pulls from all seven of the Eagles’ studio albums — Eagles (1972), Desperado (1973), On The Border (1974), One Of These Nights (1975), Hotel California (1976), The Long Run (1979) and Long Road Out of Eden (2007)

On this tour, the Eagles – Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, with Vince Gill and Deacon Frey – will be accompanied on stage by an incredible live band that includes a full horn section and full string section. Since the tour began in March, the rock icons have performed to more than half a million fans, gathering shining reviews from critics and fans alike:

‘With Gill and Deacon Frey on board, and the band’s veteran members clearly reinvigorated, the Eagles are back in orbit. Long may they fly.’ – The San Diego Union Tribune

‘It took all of about 20 seconds […] to realize this newfangled Eagles lineup would deliver the goods sonically in concert…The melange of voices melded into the familiar smooth harmonies that helped the Eagles distinguish themselves from so many other groups over their career.’ – Herald Extra

‘It’s amazing that the musicians can make it seem so effortless when you can see with your own eyes how demanding it is. Gill’s crack guitar work is another tool in the arsenal, superbly complementing Steuart Smith’s fretwork.’ – Best Classic Hits

The Antipodean leg of this tour marks their first visit to our countries in four years, last visiting in 2015 for a 14-date run on their famed History of the Eagles World Tour. Demand for tickets was so high that multiple arena shows were added in each capital city, alongside two very special outdoor shows at Hanging Rock and Hope Estate.

Undeniably one of the most pivotal bands in modern music, Eagles have won six GRAMMY® Awards, were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, in their first year of eligibility, and received the Kennedy Center Honors in 2016.

To further celebrate their prolific career, Eagles will release their Legacy collection in two comprehensive editions on Friday 2 November (via Warner Music Australia) — available in both a 12-CD/DVD/Blu-ray set, and a 15-LP set.

Don’t miss the opportunity to witness Eagles’ unmistakable West Coast harmonies and unparalleled songwriting talent come alive as they return to Australia and New Zealand in 2019. Their shows on our shores have a reputation for selling out, fans are encouraged to act quickly to secure their tickets to this special concert event! BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW CLICK HERE

Western Sydney Parklands

Set in the heart of Western Sydney, Western Sydney Parklands is a place for people of all backgrounds to meet, celebrate, learn, play, exercise and appreciate our beautiful natural environment. Only a 15 minute drive from Holiday Inn Parramatta, makes a great day out for the whole family. Entry to Western Sydney Parklands sites is free and is open every day of the year!

Set across Blacktown, Liverpool and Fairfield local government areas, the Parklands includes extensive walking and cycling tracks, award-winning playgrounds, world-class sporting and recreation venues, urban farms and a mountain bike trail. Covering 5280 hectares, it stretches 27 kilometres from Quakers Hill in the north to Leppington in the south. This huge green corridor is part of a long-term vision by the NSW Government for contemporary urban living in Western Sydney. The facilities are here for everyone to enjoy.
Visit the Western Sydney Parklands to find out more by clicking here.