Asher Keddie leads the galaxy of stars arriving for Michael Gudinski’s state memorial 

The stars were out in force for Michael Gudinski’s state memorial on Wednesday.

Asher Keddie, Andy Lee and Richard Wilkins were just some of the big names who showed up to honour the music industry icon at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena.

Legendary musicians like Daryl Braithwaite, Red Symonds and Paul Dempsey were also spotted arriving to farewell the man referred to as the father of the Australian music industry.

Comedian Andy Lee was also in attendance, arriving his longtime girlfriend, Rebecca Harding

The stars were out in force for Michael Gudinski’s state memorial on Wednesday. Pictured: Asher Keddie and Vincent Fantauzzo [L] and Andy Lee and Rebecca Harding [R]

Offspring actress Keddie, 46, looked smart in a charcoal suit as she arrived holding hands with husband Vincent Fantauzzo.

Her eyes were framed by aviator-style glasses and her wavy blonde tresses were pulled back in a loose bun.

Comedian Andy Lee was also in attendance, arriving his longtime girlfriend, Rebecca Harding. 

Offspring actress Keddie, 46, looked smart in a charcoal suit as she arrived holding hands with husband Vincent Fantauzzo

Offspring actress Keddie, 46, looked smart in a charcoal suit as she arrived holding hands with husband Vincent Fantauzzo

Her eyes were framed by aviator-style glasses and her wavy blonde tresses were pulled back in a loose bun

Her eyes were framed by aviator-style glasses and her wavy blonde tresses were pulled back in a loose bun

Radio host Lee went casual for the tribute, wearing a chambray shirt with the sleeves rolled up

Radio host Lee went casual for the tribute, wearing a chambray shirt with the sleeves rolled up

Elsewhere, Channel Nine entertainment journalist Richard Wilkins was seen alongside his girlfriend, Nicola Dale.

The couple held hands as they joined other mourners in the line to enter the arena, strolling purposefully to the entrance.

The veteran entertainment reporter and his girlfriend both opted for all-black ensembles for the state memorial.   

Elsewhere, Channel Nine entertainment journalist Richard Wilkins was seen alongside his girlfriend, Nicola Dale

Elsewhere, Channel Nine entertainment journalist Richard Wilkins was seen alongside his girlfriend, Nicola Dale

The couple held hands as they joined other mourners in the line to enter the arena, strolling purposefully to the entrance

The couple held hands as they joined other mourners in the line to enter the arena, strolling purposefully to the entrance

Skyhooks guitarist-turned-TV star Redmond ‘Red’ Symons was one of the first to arrive, holding hands with a female companion at the state funeral.

Red looked solemn as he made his way to the entrance of the sporting arena wearing a black suit with his blazer draped over his shoulders.

Another musical icon in Daryl Braithwaite was seen arriving, clad in black for the memorial.

Skyhooks guitarist-turned-TV star Redmond 'Red' Symons was one of the first to arrive, holding hands with a female companion at the state funeral

Skyhooks guitarist-turned-TV star Redmond ‘Red’ Symons was one of the first to arrive, holding hands with a female companion at the state funeral

Red looked solemn as he made his way to the entrance of the sporting arena wearing a black suit with his blazer draped over his shoulders

Red looked solemn as he made his way to the entrance of the sporting arena wearing a black suit with his blazer draped over his shoulders

Another musical icon in Daryl Braithwaite was seen arriving, clad in black for the memorial

Another musical icon in Daryl Braithwaite was seen arriving, clad in black for the memorial

Comedian and Little Big Shots host Shane Jacobson also appeared stony-faced as he entered the arena.

The actor arrived solo to pay his respects to the beloved industry titan.

Nova FM radio host Ryan ‘Fitzy’ Fitzgerald was also seen entering the arena.

The renowned music fan paid subtle tribute to Michael, wearing a band T-shirt for Queens of the Stone Age under a dark blazer.

The radio star looked choked up as he strolled silently to the entrance of Rod Laver with both hands meekly in his pockets.

Comedian and Little Big Shots host Shane Jacobson also appeared stony-faced as he entered the arena

Comedian and Little Big Shots host Shane Jacobson also appeared stony-faced as he entered the arena

The actor arrived solo to pay his respects to the beloved industry titan

The actor arrived solo to pay his respects to the beloved industry titan

Nova FM radio host Ryan 'Fitzy' Fitzgerald was also seen entering the arena

Nova FM radio host Ryan ‘Fitzy’ Fitzgerald was also seen entering the arena

The radio star looked choked up as he strolled silently to the entrance of Rod Laver with both hands meekly in his pockets

The radio star looked choked up as he strolled silently to the entrance of Rod Laver with both hands meekly in his pockets

Comedian Anthony "Lehmo" Lehmann was by Fitzy's side as the duo entered the arena

Comedian Anthony “Lehmo” Lehmann was by Fitzy’s side as the duo entered the arena

Sporting identities also turned out for the funeral, with AFL star Nick Riewoldt also seen entering the venue.

The sporting hero chatted to a mate as he entered the venue with his hands solemnly in his pockets.

The 39-year-old was seen talking on his phone as he walked into the arena ahead of the memorial.

Renowned Australian journalist, Billy Birmingham, also turned out for the star-studded event, and recreated Michael’s signature ‘number one’ pose.

The state funeral was held at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena, and Gudinski was appropriately given a rock star send-off.

Sporting identities also turned out for the funeral, with AFL star Nick Riewoldt also seen entering the venue

Sporting identities also turned out for the funeral, with AFL star Nick Riewoldt also seen entering the venue

Renowned Australian journalist, Billy Birmingham, also turned out for the star-studded event, and recreated Michael's signature 'number one' pose

Renowned Australian journalist, Billy Birmingham, also turned out for the star-studded event, and recreated Michael’s signature ‘number one’ pose

Something for Kate stars Stephanie Ashworth and Paul Dempsey also arrived to pay their respects

Something for Kate stars Stephanie Ashworth and Paul Dempsey also arrived to pay their respects

As well as live performances, the memorial included tributes and speeches celebrating Gudinski’s ‘significant contribution to the Australian and international music industry and the state of Victoria’.

‘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,’ read the event’s webpage.

Arena seating has been reserved for official guests, family, friends, colleagues and industry representatives, with some tickets also allocated to registered members of the public.

TV presenter and singer Jo Beth Taylor donned classic black for the remembrance

TV presenter and singer Jo Beth Taylor donned classic black for the remembrance 

The memorial is expected to run for two-and-a-half hours and will be live-streamed on YouTube from 7.07pm.

The start time is reportedly in honour of Gudinski’s favourite wine, Penfolds Bin 707.

In lieu of flowers, the Gudinski family asked people to consider making a contribution to Support Act, a fund for musicians doing it tough during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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