Barry Gibb will return home to the Moreton Bay Region later this year to open Stage 2 of Bee Gees Way, the popular public walkway that honours the world-famous super group.
Moreton Bay Region Mayor Allan Sutherland said Mr Gibb, one of the world’s most successful recording artists, would be in Redcliffe on Friday, September 11 to unveil the latest additions.
Mayor Allan Sutherland said the official opening would be held as part of Redcliffe Festival celebrations – which run from August 29 to September 13.
“Since opening in February 2013, tourists and music fans from around the world have flocked to Bee Gees Way to enjoy its stories, photographs and life-size statue of the brothers,” he said.
“Redcliffe is the birthplace of the Bee Gees – it is where Barry, Robin and Maurice first gathered around a microphone and performed using the name that would become famous around the globe.
“The next stage of Bee Gees Way, to be unveiled by Barry in September, will take the attraction to a new level and incorporate some of the many suggestions we have received from locals and visitors over the past two years.
“The end result will be something truly special. It will be a permanent, outdoor tribute to one of the world’s best groups, unlike anything else, right here in the Moreton Bay Region.
“Just like Stage 1, Barry has been heavily involved in developing and approving the new concepts and content.
“People tell me one of the things they like about Bee Gees Way is it feels personal and intimate – like they are in a conversation with Barry.
“Barry’s hands-on involvement in Stage 2 builds on this unique characteristic.”
Barry Gibb said he was excited to return to the Moreton Bay Region to relive his childhood and share the next stage of Bee Gees Way with the community.
“My memories of my time in Redcliffe are as vivid today as when I was running around barefoot with my brothers exploring its many treasures,” he said.
“It has never left me.
“Moreton Bay Regional Council has allowed me to share even more memories of my time in Redcliffe, stories from different eras of our lives and career, and honour my brothers Robin, Maurice and Andy.
“Having a public walkway named in our honour – right where our journey as the Bee Gees began – is humbling.
“It’s been an honour to be personally involved in this project.
“I can’t wait to share the day with the community, fans and friends.”
Bee Gees Way is located between Redcliffe Parade and Sutton Street, Redcliffe.
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