Hold onto your hips Elvis fans, because a massive new exhibition dedicated to The King is coming to Australia next year.
Celebrating the life and legacy of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Elvis: Direct from Graceland will set up shop at the Bendigo Art Gallery on March 19th and run til June 17th, featuring 300 items that belonged to the legend himself.
Among the gear going up on display will be Elvis’s 1976 Red Bicentennial Custom Harley Davidson motorcycle, a bunch of his military uniforms and famous jumpsuits, plus his wedding tuxedo and the dress his wife Priscilla wore on their wedding day in 1967.
Bendigo Art Gallery director Jessica Bridgfoot says the exhibition is part of an international series, featuring world icons.
“We are so excited to be able to bring this iconic collection to Australia – the latest in an international series of exhibitions that pay homage to style icons including Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, Balenciaga and Mary Quant,” she explained (via Nine News).
Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula added: “Landing this exhibition is a major coup for Bendigo and Victoria and thousands of Elvis fans will be marking the dates in their diaries right now. Whether people come for the jumpsuits, the Harley or just to celebrate one of the great figures in recent history, the benefit will extend to cafes, restaurants and hotels across the region.”
Grab your tickets here.