“Stranded in the Maldives is Music in Paradise’s specially curated 10-year anniversary event at our spiritual home venue – Kandooma Resort. Plus a new Platinum Package at 5 star COMO Cocoa Island across the channel.”

Join Australian icons Jimmy Barnes, Ian Moss, Kate Ceberano, Troy Cassar-Daley and Mahalia Barnes for 7 sunset shows across 10 nights, at this unique, intimate Music in Paradise event in the heart of the warm, sunny, tropical Maldives at beautiful Kandooma Resort. This is a live Australian musical extravaganza combined with a 10 night holiday in paradise, truly an experience not to be missed! Come along and party in paradise with friends, family or your partner, in what promises to be an extremely special, once-in-a-lifetime experience.

 
September 1-11, 2024 (Maximum 250 guests)
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THE LEGENDARY LINEUP

Enjoy 7 exclusive, intimate, sunset/evening shows over 10 nights. Jimmy Barnes, Ian Moss, Kate Ceberano, Troy Cassar-Daley and Mahalia Barnes will be performing 2 epic sunset concerts each. We have scheduled a few nights off so guests and artists can mix it up and enjoy some other resort activities too, to ensure there’s a nice balance.

MEET YOUR MUSIC ICONS

This specifically curated Music in Paradise event features 5 legendary Australian musical acts performing in an idyllic location. Unlike any other experience, you get to meet these iconic legends, have the opportunity for an autograph and a professional photo and even share a tale over a beer or cocktail if you’re lucky.

Intimate and exclusive private beach party

The intimate concert settings on the beach at various locations around Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma, ensure fans can take the party long into the night. Unlike any other experience, you will be up close and personal, literally partying with the musicians and your friends in such intimate/exclusive surrounds.

LIMITED NUMBERS – ONLY 250 GUESTS

Numbers are deliberately capped to ensure the atmosphere and vibe quite literally resembles a private beach party where you meet, dance and party with like-minded fans that become new friends.

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PRICING & PACKAGES
Gold Experience (Final Release)
AU$4,750

All prices are per person, twin share.

Event dates are 1-11 September 2024.
You can purchase limited single packages here.

 

INCLUSIONS:

 

GOLD Experience
  • 7 Nights of Intimate and Exclusive Performances
  • Music in Paradise Welcome Bag
  • Event Poster
  • Daily Snorkel / Reef Experience
  • MIP Client Liaison

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VIP Experience (Final Release)
AU$5,290

All prices are per person, twin share
Event dates are 1-11 September 2024.
You can purchase limited single packages here.

 

INCLUSIONS:

 

VIP Experience
  • 7 Nights of Intimate and Exclusive Performances
  • Music in Paradise welcome bag
  • Event Poster
  • Meet and Greet with artists (Ian, Kate and Troy)
  • 1 Group yoga session
  • 1 Group learn to surf experience
  • Daily snorkel / reef experience
  • MIP client liaison

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Ultimate Experience (SOLD OUT)
AU$6,950

All prices are per person, twin share.

Event dates are 1-11 September 2024.

 

INCLUSIONS:

 

ULTIMATE Experience
  • 7 Nights of Intimate and Exclusive Performances
  • Music in Paradise Welcome Bag
  • Event Poster
  • Meet and Greet with artists (Ian, Kate and Troy)
  • Early Entry to Performances
  • Welcome Bottle Sparkling wine
  • Unlimited Group Yoga Sessions
  • Unlimited Group Learn to Surf Experiences
  • Welcome Cocktail Drinks with MIP Team
  • Ultimate Dolphin Cruise
  • Daily Snorkel / Reef Experience
  • MIP Client Liaison

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Platinum Experience (Final Release)
AU$12,950

All prices are per person, double share
Event dates are 1-11 September 2024.

 

INCLUSIONS:

PLATINUM Experience

  • 7 Nights of Intimate and Exclusive Performances
  • Music in Paradise Welcome Bag
  • Event Poster
  • Meet and Greet with All Artists
  • Early Entry to Performances
  • Welcome Bottle Sparkling wine
  • Unlimited Group Yoga Sessions
  • Unlimited Group Learn to Surf Experiences
  • Welcome Cocktail Drinks with MIP Team
  • Private Cooking Demo with Jane and Jimmy
  • Signed COMO Cookbook from Jane and Jimmy
  • Daily Snorkel / Reef Experience
  • MIP Client Liaison

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Jimmy Barnes
The combination of 14 Australian Top 40 albums for Cold Chisel and 13 charting solo albums, including nine No. 1s, gives Barnes the highest number of hit albums of any Australian artist.

Jimmy Barnes is a Scottish-Australian rock singer and songwriter. His career both as a solo performer and as the lead vocalist with the rock band Cold Chisel has made him one of the most popular and best-selling Australian music artists of all time.

James Dixon Barnes of Glasgow via Adelaide was just 16 when he joined the band Cold Chisel in 1973. Raised on tough soul music and gutsy rock, Jimmy bought his monumental passion and a versatile vocal style to this five-piece band who would eventually become the most powerful live act in the heyday of Australian pub rock.

In 1984 Jimmy went solo, his debut album Bodyswerve topping the charts, as did his 1986 album, For the Working Class Man. The #1 hits kept coming through the late 1980’s and early 1990’s with Freight Train Heart, the live set Barnestorming, Two Fires, Flesh and Wood, and of course Soul Deep – an album of R&B classics that sold almost a million copies.

In 2017 Barnes was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to the performing arts as a musician, singer and songwriter, and through support for not-for-profit organisations, particularly to children with a disability.

Throughout his career, Barnes has won five Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Awards, including his induction into their Hall of Fame in 2005.

Jimmy’s music has been our national soundtrack for forty years and his iconic status in the history of Australian rock’n’roll is reflected in this induction. Lots of things have changed over his decades in the public eye, but the one constant is his powerful connection with live audiences across more than 10,000 gigs. Night after night. Year after year.

Jimmy Barnes Music in Paradise Maldives

Ian Moss

Respected as one of Australia’s iconic musicians, Ian Moss delivers an unforgettable sound – not only as a telling soloist on guitar but especially with his silken voice, ringing with clarity and resonating with pure soul.

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While primarily recognised as an axeman of unusual tenacity and sweet melodic sensibility, Ian’s distinctive vocal is the essential signature of his soulful, bluesy muse – as it has been since his first tentative foray into music during the early 1970s.

Fate intervened when he answered an advertisement for a guitarist in a shop window in 1973, joining the band that was to become a legend in Australia – Cold Chisel.

By 1980, with the release of the seminal East album, Cold Chisel was the biggest band in the country.
While the band’s Last Stand tour in December 1983 closed an important chapter in Ian Moss’s musical career, Cold Chisel remains one of Australia’s favourite bands long after its demise.

Enjoying the status of Australia’s best guitarist, Moss carefully evolved into a solo artist of the same calibre and commanding the same respect as Cold Chisel. After five years of patient nurturing, Moss released his debut single Tucker’s Daughter in January 1989, and caused an immediate sensation. The anthemic song – which Moss wrote in collaboration with Don Walker – sat in the Top 10 for 11 weeks and hit No 1 for two weeks, achieving gold sales status after 15 weeks and selling more than 73,000 copies. Moss’s second solo single, Telephone Booth, was released in June that year, hit the Top 10 and remained in the Top 20 for 10 weeks.

As Cold Chisel’s biographer Anthony O’Grady observed, “When Moss goes into guitar dream world he pulls out chords and notes and sounds that do not fit the plot as such, but which create new dimensions – astounding stuff that can never be reached through intellectual process, only through a quantum leap of intuition and imagination.”

 

Kate Ceberano is creative tour-de-force.
 

28 albums. 13 Platinum. 8 Gold. 3 ARIA awards. 3 Countdown awards. Fronted the seminal band I’m Talking on the epic Australian Made tour alongside INXS, Barnesy & Divinyls, starred in JC Superstar with Farnham, hosted her own hit TV show Kate & Friends, won Dancing With The Stars, first Australian woman inducted into the ASA Hall of Fame (Aust. Songwriters Association), joins the pantheon of acts who have had Top 10 album across 5 decades. An electrifying live performer. The voice of a generation.

 
Troy Cassar-Daley has released 11 studio albums throughout his thirty years of making music.

He is a proud Gumbaynggirr/Bundjalung man who comes from a long line of storytellers and shares his musicianship with so many artists across different styles of music.

His passion to pen stories about this land and what lies at the heart of it has been a driving force in his career.

Troy has been awarded numerous accolades including a record-breaking 40 Golden Guitars, 5 ARIAs including one for the 2021 Country Album of the Year with The World Today, 3 APRA Song of the Year awards, 9 Deadlys (Australian Indigenous Artist Awards), 4 CMAA Entertainer of the Year awards plus 2 NIMAs (National Indigenous Music Awards).

In 2017 Troy was honoured as the 50th inductee into the prestigious Australasian Roll Of Renown. He has had numerous gold and platinum albums and achieved a staggering 34 Number 1 chart singles.
His songs have been the soundtrack to the everyday triumphs, struggles and good times for Australians from our small towns to the big cities.

 

Mahalia Barnes has been in and around music her entire life.

Mahalia Barnes

Mahalia Barnes 

Throughout her childhood years she was exposed to everything from Mahalia Jackson, Ray Charles, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett + Sam Cooke to Ike + Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, Donny Hathaway and Stevie Wonder, all of which helped shape her into the powerhouse soul and blues vocalist that has jaws dropping every time she picks up a mic. Mahalia and her band, The Soul Mates, have released three full length albums as well as several EPs and consistently play to capacity crowds around the country. They have toured nationally and internationally supporting artists such as Bruce Springsteen, The Roots, Mavis Staples, Joe Bonamassa, Bryan Adams, Tom Jones and more. Mahalia is also an in demand session vocalist and live backing vocalist, having recorded and toured with the likes of Joe Bonamassa, Liam Gallager, George Benson, Robert Jon + The Wreck, Cold Chisel, Jimmy Barnes and Lachy Doley to name a few.

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives

Kandooma offers an unbeatable holiday experience for those searching for that extra special touch! Located on a private island in the South Male Atoll, the resort features spectacular architecture inspired by sea barnacles and exudes a tropical island atmosphere, lush tropical greenery, white sand beaches and turquoise waters are more than enough paradise for guests to enjoy relaxed seclusion and privacy.

All the accommodation has been built around the edge of or on the water. Each villa type is fresh and contemporary in appearance, with clean lines and minimal clutter, incorporating all modern amenities, whilst retaining the warmth of natural wood finishes. Large windows mean that you are only a glance away from the great blue outdoors. Choose from Gold – Beach Villas, VIP – 2 Storey Beach Houses and Ultimate – Overwater Bungalows.

 

 

COMO Cocoa Island Resort Maldives (Platinum Experience)
 

COMO Cocoa Island’s white-sand private island escape in the Maldives is an intimate, romantic resort with 33 overwater villas above a turquoise lagoon.

Located in the South Male’ Atoll, just a 40-minute speedboat ride from the international airport, but secluded enough to feel as though you’ve landed on a remote island getaway. The resort is surrounded by a number of quality surf breaks for all levels. World-class diving, snorkelling, fishing and island picnics on the silk-soft sand are all on offer. 

Where you'll be

Located on a private island in the South Male Atoll, Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives offers an amazing Maldives holiday experience to those looking for an easy-going tropical island atmosphere. White sand beaches, lush tropical greenery, numerous swimming pools and turquoise waters are more than enough paradise for guests to enjoy relaxed seclusion and privacy, making it a popular choice with families and couples young and old.

Where you'll sleep

For Music In Paradise, Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives offer three categories of accommodation: Beach Villas, Seaview Beach Houses and Overwater Bungalows. All the accommodation has been built around the edge of or on the water. Each villa type is fresh and contemporary in appearance, with stylish beachy decor, whitewashed timber floors, state of the art beds and your choice of pillows (hard or soft), fresh oranges with orange press and quality tea and coffee neatly compliment any occasion.

What you'll eat

Enjoy a culinary journey as Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, eating and drinking experiences offer everything from sumptuous buffets served at the Cafe for breakfast, lunch and dinner; to the classy a la carte restaurant, ‘The Kitchen’ offering fine beachfront dining. Wake up to fresh squeezed orange juice whilst lounging next to the amazing infinity pool flowing out on to the white sandy beach and turquoise lagoon beyond where the resident manta rays play for your snorkelling pleasure. The Sunset Bar offers the perfect sunset chill out session. You will be on sensory overload!

Once-in-a-lifetime Experience

Unforgettable experiences are the heart of the Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, with a long list of remarkable outdoor and water adventures on offer, from picnic island trips, to aqua surfaris and windsurfing just a booking away. Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives activities cater to everyone, be it the advanced diver, the extreme sport enthusiast or the family in need of some tranquil chill out time in the Maldives’ magical wilderness.

Evening activities on offer may include live music, discos and local folklore. You can also enjoy tennis, football, table-tennis and darts, as well as just relaxing in the expansive resort pool. Plenty to keep you busy when you are not surfing or soaking up the sun on Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives’ beach! For a sampling of Maldivian life, visits to Guraidhoo can be arranged.

World’s Most Breathtaking Yoga

Taught by the resident yoga-instructor, the vinyasa-style yoga class weaves together the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of your vacation, to help you centre yourself in a space of complete wellness and relaxation. Suitable for yogis of every level, the yoga classes can be an inspiring start to the day, or a way to unwind into your island evening.

 

 

Mesmerizing Tropical Ecosystem

Manta rays, whale sharks, hammerhead sharks, oriental sweetlips, parrotfish, green turtles and other rare species of marine life are commonly found among Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives’ home reefs. The Dive Centre is comprehensively equipped to meet the needs of advanced divers but also suitable and thoughtfully set up for absolute beginners. Bubblemaker – for kids, Discover Scuba Diving – the first encounter with the wonders of marine life! And a multitude of PADI training courses are available.

Exclusive Surfing, Perfect Waves

Perfect Wave, the world’s largest surf tour operator, run the surf program at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives and boast experienced resident surf guides and surf instructors. Surfing is exclusive and limited to a maximum 50 surfers, so you must pre-register for the surf program. The surf breaks around Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives have something for everyone, from beginners that want to move to an intermediate level to experienced surfers wanting fast barrels and rippable walls.

Refresh & Reset

The idyllic setting at the COMO Shambhala Spa at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives sets the scene of serenity and calm and is the perfect getaway from all the pressures and demands of today’s modern world. The spa experience is all about energizing in a natural environment with its wide range of therapeutic massages and spa treatments in five treatment rooms with breathtaking oceanic views.

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