Oz Championships back to Queensland in ’18
The Australian Pipe Band Championships will return to the state of Queensland and, specifically, the Gold Coast in 2018, returning to the area after hosting the event in Caloundra in 2010.
Pipe Bands Queensland will take on the organization of the competition that will be held September 29-30, 2018. Details are still to come, particularly the exact location of the event, but the choice was made in part because of the currently multi-billion-dollar infrastructure investment going on in preparation for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Pipe Bands Australia allows its various sub-organizations across the country to step forward to pitch on holding the national championship. The 2016 Australian Pipe Band Championships will be held October 1-2 at the Knox Grammar School grounds in Sydney, put on by the New South Wales Pipe Band Association.
The Gold Coast of Queensland is known for sensational weather and accommodation, particularly in September. Pipe Bands Queensland hopes to attract bands from New Zealand, Asia, North America and the United Kingdom.
The 2014 Australian Championship was held in Ballarat, Victoria, and won by the Western Australia Police Pipe Band.