Wonder, Newton-John At Star Opening

Elton John, Stevie Wonder and Olivia Newton-John are among the firepower brought out by Echo Entertainment for a month-long re-launch of Sydney’s Star City casino entertainment complex.

It is now called The Star as part of its $850 million makeover.

About 300 VIPs including actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe were ferried aboard a fleet of multimillion-dollar yachts to a new harbourside entrance for the Sept. 15 opening.

They were entertained by Newton-John, who stepped in for a rumoured $200,000 after Lionel Richie pulled out a week before.

As part of continued celebrations, Stevie Wonder plays Oct. 26 at the 2,000-capacity Lyric Theatre, with tickets ranging from $500 to $750.

Elton John is confirmed; Prince and Lady Gaga are rumoured.