Kylie 'being paid $3.5mn' for Atlantis gig

Grand opening of luxury resort will reportedly be one of world's most expensive at $28mn.
Kylie 'being paid $3.5mn' for Atlantis gig
By Claire Ferris-Lay
Thu 11 Sep 2008 12:08 PM

Kylie Minogue, the Australian pop star, is reportedly being paid $3.5 million for a 60-minute performance at the grand opening of The Atlantis resort in Dubai.

No expense is being spared at the opening party of the flagship resort on The Palm Jumeirah, according to British newspaper reports which suggest the party will be one of the most expensive ever staged, costing $28 million.

As well as Kylie’s gig, there will be a firework display by Grucci, the company behind the Beijing Olympic firework display. While catering and further entertainment will cost another $2.6 million.

Four Michelin-starred chefs Giorgio Locatelli and Nobu Matsuhisa will also be cooking up a storm in the kitchen.

Reports also suggest that the guestlist, which will include politicians, actors, musicians and royalty, will be flown in from around the world and will be given free accommodation at the resort. That is costing $8,700 per person – a further $17.5 million.

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