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How Victoria will farewell music legend Michael Gudinski

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<p>Further details have been released on the State Memorial to be held for Australian music legend Michael Gudinski. </p>

Further details have been released on the State Memorial planned for Australian music legend Michael Gudinski.

The Victorian Government has confirmed the memorial will be held at Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena at 7.07pm on March 24.

The renowned music promoter and record label founder died suddenly aged 68 earlier this month.

Michael GudinskiMichael Gudinski with Kylie and Danni Minogue.

People can register to attend the memorial which will include tributes, speeches, and performances celebrating his lifelong passion and honouring his contribution to the Australian music industry.

"Michael is widely recognised as the most powerful and influential figure in the Australian music industry," a Victorian Government statement on its website read.

"Michael's passion for music was legendary and his advocacy for artists established him as a much loved, respected and admired leader in the industry in Australia and overseas."

Arena seating will be reserved for official guests, family, friends, colleagues and industry representatives.

Registrations will open today at 5pm, with the link available on the Victorian Government website.

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Michael Gudinski

However, the government warned registering would not guarantee access to the event and those successful would be contacted via email.

The memorial is set to run for approximately one hour and 40 minutes.

Gudinski was the founder and chairman of Australia's largest independent music and entertainment company, the Mushroom Group.

He was laid to rest at a private funeral at Ormond Hall in Melbourne last week, the venue he first staged live shows in the 1970s.

Celebrities including the likes of Kylie and Dannii Minogue, Molly Meldrum, Jimmy Barnes and Tina Arena attended the service.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews earlier pledged the state would hold a memorial for the music legend, who he described as a "good friend".

"I think it's appropriate that we get somewhere iconic that we can come together and celebrate his life," he said.

"He was a good friend of mine, he was a great Victorian, he'll be missed."

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/state-memorial-to-be-held-for-music-legend-michael-gudinski/cf571136-9985-4259-ab3d-94b63c86127e

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