Major gaming convention to take place at brand new event complex

One of Scotland’s largest gaming events, 4TG Game Con, is returning to Aberdeen later this year.  The popular event will take place at the North Easts brand new event venue, The Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA), on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 October 2019.

Alexa Scott, 4TG Event Director said “The natural progression for this event after two very successful years in 2016 and 2017 at AECC was to re-launch at Aberdeen’s brand new event venue, TECA. We’re looking forward to the game con growing at TECA and for fans to experience it in a brand new state of the art space. We can’t wait to welcome gamers of all ages back for two days of fun!”

Those attending can expect another great event from 4TG with all the usual favourites such as an arcade zone, retro and classics, rock up and play, board games and collectables, kids zone, VR zone, exhibitors and merchandise area with the latest collectables on offer, cosplay with chances to get up on stage and take part in the 4TG Cosplay Championship, a developer panel answering all your gaming questions as well as the chance to play and test brand new unreleased games in the indie zone.

With some additional areas to enjoy in 2019 including the brand new Fortnite Zone and interactive sessions and attractions for families with creative building zones, as well as lots of tournaments allowing you to win amazing prizes, there’s something for everyone!

Louise Stewart, Head of Exhibitions at AECC and TECA commented: “We’re thrilled to welcome 4TG Game Con back to Aberdeen, especially to our brand new venue TECA. Being able to host the event as it develops and grows is great, and part of our strategy is to add new event content to the North East. With 48,000 sq.m of brand new, flexible event space at TECA, we look forward to announcing more consumer exhibitions and events very soon. 4TG Game Con is always a popular event and we look forward to welcoming gamers to TECA later this year.”

It’s anticipated this event will be another popular one, so get your tickets now at Ticketmaster.co.uk.

AECC will bring Kickboxers from around the world to Aberdeen Open

World Karate and Kickboxing Commission (WKC) is set to return to AECC on Sunday 5 May 2019 bringing competitors from across the world to the North East to compete with the very best at the Aberdeen Open Tournament.

WKC are committed to make the Aberdeen Open the biggest and best with competitor and spectator experience at high importance,the Aberdeen Open is a truly international event with the world’s best Martial Artists.Kickboxing teams from Canada and USA are among the 1,000 competitors which will compete at the event.

Attracting a major sporting event has today been welcomed by AECC.

Louise Stewart, Head of Entertainment at AECC/TECA commented: “We are delighted to welcome back WKC to the North East of Scotland, and the vast amount of competitors from all over the world who have already signed up is outstanding. Attracting a major sporting event to the North East, is something we look forward to continuing to bring to our new venue The Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA) which opens next summer and brings the very best of live experiences.”

TECA is Scotland’s brand new, state-of-the-art events venue. The event complex is being delivered by Aberdeen City Council in partnership with Henry Boot Developments, replaces AECC with 48,000 square metres of world-class multi-purpose event space.  

General tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday 21 December 2018.

The Biggest Wedding Show in the North East Returns to AECC

Your Wedding Exhibition 2019 is set to be another busy show which will take place at AECC across two days from Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 January 2019. This will be the last one at AECC, before our brand new events venue and arena, The Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA), opens in summer 2019.  

Over 170 talented and creative exhibitors will bring a variety of wedding trends to the North East. From designers showing off their latest creations to beauty& styling tips, individual jewellery, professional photographic series,honeymoon destinations, gift ideas and information about unusual wedding locations, YWE has the complete offering for your perfect day.

Visitors will receive a comprehensive overview of current trends in the wedding industry, whether you are beginning to plan, looking for finishing touches, or would love to find out the latest trends, you will find what you need from our hand-picked vendors.     

Louise Stewart, Head of Exhibitions at AECC commented: “We are so pleased to welcome YWE back to the North East of Scotland, across the two days. Set to be one of the best exhibitions YWE has staged, we are thrilled to accommodate the exhibition for the last time at AECC, before we transform to our new venue TECA opening summer next year, and we hope to continue to attract exhibitions such as YWE.”

Ensure you make the most of YWE, and enjoy our stunning fashion show and secure a great view of the catwalk which runs twice daily.

Tickets go on sale on Monday 10 December 2018. Tickets are also available to buy on the door.

The Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA) represented the North East in Barcelona

TECA Association Sales Executive Neale Farman was successfully awarded the opportunity to represent the North East of Scotland at the Forum for Young Professionals (FYP) in Barcelona which took place on Sunday 25 November.

FYP brought together 35 diverse young professionals to enhance their professional skills, expand networks and gain extensive knowledge from industry experts who also presented at the event.

Neale Farman said “Not only were the education sessions incredibly valuable, the opportunity to network and liaise with likeminded professionals at similar stage in their careers was rewarding. It allowed for knowledge and information sharing as well as the opportunity to discuss successes and upcoming challenges we all face within the industry.”

Whilst in Barcelona the TECA team joined the Scotland Stand with other Scottish partners at IBTM World 2018 from 27 November until 29 November at the FIRA Gran Via. IBTM World is the leading global event for the meetings, incentives, conferences and events industry. Over three days professionals gain the opportunity to create better business results for their organisation, by building connections with key people.

Kim Stephen, Head of Sales – Conferences, Meetings & Banqueting at TECA commented “We were very proud of Neale, being selected from a global pool of applicants which is undoubtedly a great accomplishment. IBTM was the first event that TECA has exhibited at, and we’re delighted to say event professionals were as excited as we are about TECA opening next summer. We had many successful meetings which hopefully will lead to attracting new events to Aberdeen in the future.”

TECA, is to attract an additional 4.5 million visitors, £113 million of visitor spend by 2023 which will boost the economy in the North East of Scotland.

Little Mix to kick off their ‘LM5 – The Tour’ at North East’s brand new arena, The Event Complex Aberdeen

Due to incredible demand, Little Mix have this morning announced extra dates for their ‘LM5 – The Tour’, including Scotland’s brand new event complex, TECA.

Little Mix will kick off their huge UK and Ireland tour at TECA on 4 October 2019. The world-class facility has already attracted huge names including Russell Howard and Elton John to the North East of Scotland, and will continue to announce a variety of entertainment acts to the region before opening in summer 2019.

Little Mix will bring the complete performance, including songs from their brand new album LM5, alongside their greatest hits including ‘Touch’, ‘Shout Out to My Ex’, ‘Black Magic’ and ‘Wings’.

The release of their fifth album, LM5, has been a hit worldwide and Perrie, Jesy, Leigh-Ann and Jade stated it was ‘the album we always wanted to make.’

Louise Stewart, Head of Entertainment at TECA commented: “We are so pleased to welcome Little Mix back to the North East of Scotland, and thrilled they will kick off their tour at TECA. Attracting one of the world’s greatest girl bands to Aberdeen’s new venue is just the beginning of big acts to be announced at TECA. We look forward to opening next summer and sharing new live experiences with the North East.”

TECA is one of the largest sustainable purpose-built complex in Europe, with its own energy centre, and with a capacity of 12,500, the event complex is being delivered by Aberdeen City Council in partnership with Henry Boot Developments.

General tickets go on sale at 9.00am on Friday 30 November 2018. Tickets are expected to sell out fast, with all other Scottish dates already sold out.

First live music announced for The Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA)

Sir Elton John announces 2020 UK tour dates of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, including two dates at Aberdeen’s brand new event complex, TECA.

The world-class facility, opening in Summer 2019, will attract a variety of events and big names to the North East of Scotland, and with Sir Elton John as their first live music act to be announced, it is expected to draw visitors from out with the Aberdeen area and boost the local economy.

Aberdeen City Council Co-Leader Councillor Jenny Laing said: “It’s fantastic that Elton John is the first announcement of a major music act for our multi-million-pound new TECA arena. Sir Elton is a world-renowned artist and TECA is designed to play a significant role in ensuring Aberdeen and the wider north-east continues to compete on a global scale by attracting major artists and new events as well as retaining existing international events. The venue fits with the aims of our Regional Economic Strategy which has internationalisation at its heart and is vital to the area’s future prosperity.”

TECA’s Arena capacity of 12,500 and the accessible location to air, rail and road links will open next year, the event complex is being delivered by Aberdeen City Council in partnership with Henry Boot Developments.

Nick Harris, Director at Henry Boot Developments said: “It’s brilliant to hear that TECA has its first live music act booked. Our plans were always for a venue that would attract big name acts to Aberdeen, and the fact that Sir Elton John is coming to town confirms that is the case. I’m confident that the one of the UK’s finest singers, pianists, and composers will be the first of many world class stars to announce they’ll play at what will be a world class arena.”

Sir Elton’s three-year world-wide tour will consist of more than 300 shows across five continents, hitting North America, Europe, Asia, South America and Australasia, concluding his tour in 2021. Elton’s new stage production will take his fans on a musical and highly visual journey spanning a 50-year career of hits like no one has ever seen before. Sir Elton John will perform in Aberdeen’s brand new venue, TECA on 20 and 21 November 2020.

Louise Stewart, Head of Entertainment at TECA commented: “We are so pleased to finally announce our first music act for TECA, welcoming Sir Elton John back to the North East of Scotland for a final time is an honour. We know that Elton’s fans will provide a warm welcome when he graces the new Aberdeen stage in November 2020 as part of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road World Tour. Attracting music royalty to Aberdeen’s transformational new venue is key to the success of TECA, this announcement is the first of many and we look forward to welcoming a new variety of entertainment acts to the region.”

General tickets go on sale at 10.00am on Friday 16 November 2018. Tickets are expected to sell out fast.