Time is running out fast for anyone planning to attend this year’s Press and Journal Energy Ball, but who has still to book.
Tickets have been selling fast for one of the highlights of the Scottish social calendar and only a handful of tables are left.
A wide spectrum of the business community from home and abroad will gather at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre on Saturday, October 5, for the oil and gas industry’s biggest night out of the year.
Nearly 1,400 guests are expected to attend this year’s Energy Ball, up from 1,300 in 2012.
Press and Journal editor Damian Bates said: “The Press and Journal Energy Ball is the biggest and best event of its kind in Scotland.
“It’s a phenomenal night to celebrate the great impact the oil and gas sector, as well as renewables, has had on the region, and to enjoy great food and wonderful company. Anyone who has attended will tell you that it has become a major date in the region’s social calendar and they wouldn’t miss it.”
One of the top pop groups of the 1980s – Kid Creole and the Coconuts – has already been confirmed as the headline act at this year’s Energy Ball.
Bafta-winning impressionist Rory Bremner is also on the bill for the black-tie event, and will be sending up everyone from film stars and sportsmen to fellow comedians.
The AECC will be transformed for the evening, with attractions including a Japanese sake bar, provided by sponsor Hunting Energy Services, and a Formula 1 simulator.
Hunting has nominated Scottish charity The Kiltwalk to benefit from the Energy Ball, which is now in its sixth year.
Official charity for the 2012 ball was Monty’s Maggie’s Appeal, which received a £31,000-plus boost. Although the ball is not a charity event, The Kiltwalk will benefit through a collection on the night plus a silent auction.