Holden held a VIP launch party to celebrate the arrival of the all-new Holden Astra to Australia at Three Blue Ducks Rosebery on Thursday 15 December 2016.
To launch the 2016 European Car of the Year to Australia, Holden hired The Veronica’s as the special guest performers for the VIP party. The Veronica’s (consisting of twin sisters Jess and Lisa Origliasso) released the singles ‘In my Blood’ and ‘On your Side’ in 2016. They played a DJ set, sang along to their biggest tracks and took selfies while on stage. Dangerous Dan (Dan Single) was the other DJ celebrity act who played afterwards.
It was a strong celeb turnout including: model Maddie King and Yaya Deng; Cronulla Sharks captain Paul Gallen; TV personality Mieke Buchan; MKR contestants Scott Gooding, Will Stewart and Steve Flood; Bachelor contestants Keira Maguire and Noni Janur; Bachelorette contestant Samuel Johnston; actor Sean Keanan; presenter and celebrity make-up artist Michael Brown; and Channel Seven Morning Show stylist Donny Galella.
Most celebrities were chauffeur driven to and from the venue in a Holden vehicle.
Canapes for the party included: prosciutto and grissini; cured kingfish, lime, grapefruit, cucumber, charred corn and buttermilk; smoked eggplant, sumac, shallot and spiced labeh; Piri Piri chicken thigh with spiced yogurt and chickpea salad; beef brisket and marmalade on toast; tomato, burrata, basil and fennel salt. There also were two grazing stations with roast pork and bread.
There were two desserts of: toasted marshmallow, chocolate and peanuts; and sea salt meringue, lemon curd, Chantilly and berries.
Drinks for the night included: frose with gin, Lord Nelson Brewery Three Sheets Pale Ale; 4 Pines Brewing Kolsch; Oakvale Rose 2016 Hunter Valley; Pedestal Pinot Gris 2016 Margaret River; Frankland Estate Chardonnay 2014 Frankland River,Western Australia; and Vinea Marson Prosecco 2014 Heathcote Victoria.
Non-alcoholic drinks included: sparkling water, organic cola, ginger beer, lemonade, cold pressed juices (beetroot, orange and kale).
The new Holden Astra is designed and engineered in Germany. It has high-tech features, efficient performance and sophisticated design. It goes on sale in December 2016.
For more information about the all-new Holden Astra. go to: https://www.holden.com.au/cars/new-astra