New Years Eve 2010-2011: A Guide To Events Around Australia

New Years Eve plans are often carefully engineered months in advance or brushed aside until the Christmas spirit subsides and the will to keep partying kicks in. If you read this headline and thought: Shit! New Years Eve is next week, don’t despair because there’s a bunch of events happening across the country to ensure the night of extremely high expectations are fulfilled…

What LAST NIGHT – NYE House Party & Official Fbi Fundraiser
In Brief We are presenting this fine event with our pals at Fbi, Purple Sneakers and Posse but we’re not biased. It really is going to be a rad night – especially when you factor in a ridiculous lineup including The Paper Scissors, Guineafowl, Gold Fields, Ghoul, Bearhug and Butcher Blades as well as Purple Sneakers DJs, FBi DJs, Surecut Kids and Kato to keep the party steaming until extremely late. And at $29 per ticket (or $24 for Fbi supporters) it’s almost an unreasonably good deal.
When 8PM 31 DECEMBER 2010
Where The Gaelic, 64 Devonshire street, Surry Hills NSW.
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In Brief Featuring lives performances by indie legends Built To Spill, Shout Out Louds, Lightspeed Champion, Born Ruffians and local favourites Decoder Ring, PVT, Cloud Control, the Seabellies, Angus & Julia Stone and a whole heap more. The three day event also has markets, workshops, live art and riverside camping in the stunning surrounds of Peat’s Ridge. Some tickets still available but move your ass if you want in.
When DEC 29 2010 TO JAN 1 2011
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What GOODGOD: The Last Resort
In Brief Much loved club night Jingle Jangle and Good God are teaming up to bring in you in to 2011 in truly tropical style. On the most financially inflated night of the year, for just $15 you can’t really go wrong. Think cruise ships, resort wear, flower leis, caravan parks, or anywhere a loud Hawaiian shirt is acceptable (does such a place exist? Sure it does!) and dance on down to blues, rock ‘n’ roll and lost pop gems.
When 10PM 31 DECEMBER 2010
Where Goodgood Small Club 55 Liverpool St. Chinatown Sydney
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What GAY BASH; Nude Years Eve
In Brief With a line up to ensure maximum party potential is reached including Kato, Dangerous Dan, Sirens, Matt Van Schie and a bunch more, Nude Years eve will bring in the new year in an intimate way. With strippers and lack-of-dress dress code Gay Bash will be covering all 4 floors for just $35 first release
When 8PM 31 DECEMBER 2010
Where The Oxford Hotel, 134 Oxford St, Sydney
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In Brief This night has now achieved legendary status in the Sydney party calendar as an unrivaled outdoor musical experience due to its unremittingly top-quality line-ups in one of the most unique iconic locations in Australia, Bondi Beach. A stunning backdrop to some big musical acts (David Guetta, Armand Van Helden, Aston Shuffle LIVE) and the sea breeze in your hair… no finer way to end 2010 with a bang.
When 6PM 31 DECEMBER 2010
Where Bondi Park, Bondi Beach NSW.
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In Brief Sydney has always boasted a pretty spectacular New Years Eve celebration, so if you want a piece of harbour side action, without the family pitched tents/picnic rugs, drunk under age teenagers, police brutality and general hordes of crazed people sending out 2010 in the messiest way possible then NYE on the harbor will be perfect for you. With a stellar line up of both national and international acts including Miami Horror, Breakbot, Van She Tech, DJ Equal, Anne Lunoe, Sosume Djs, Cassian and more, countdown to the New Year in style.
When 31 DECEMBER 2010
Where Cargo Bar, 52-60 The Promenade, King Street Wharf, Sydney City
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In Brief With New Years being the most amped up night of the year food is often the last thing on everyone’s mind. So if you prefer pork belly to party pies, wood fired pizzas to frozen mini pizzas and Moet and cocktails to passion pop then The Cornerhouse will fulfill your desires for a more delicious New Years Eve.
When 7PM, 31 DECEMBER 2010
Where The Cornerhouse 281 Bondi Rd, Bondi Beach
Ticket/Event Info Tickets $145pp by calling (02) 8020 6697 or info@thecornerhouse or in person.

What NO YEARS EVE at The Powerhouse
In Brief There are a few things that really screw up your NYE; hopeful resolutions that get ruined within hours of the clock striking 12, crap house music, annoying fireworks and the inability to travel anywhere without ruining your evening. No Year’s Eve have abolished everything one of these drawbacks and provided even better alternatives: a line up including Shout Out Louds, Neon Indian, The John Steel Singers, Jonathan Boulet, Seekae, Parades; anti-resolution Polaroid booths; an awesome raffle to raise money for Beyond Blue; and free buses from the Powerhouse to the heart of Brunswick St from 12.30am 3am.
When 2PM, 31 DECEMBER 2010
Where Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm Park or via 119 Lamington Street, New Farm Brisbane.
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In Brief This year Woodford folk festival will play host to over 2000 performers across 22 stages of music, film, comedy, debate, folk medicine, parades cabaret and fire. The event takes off the pressure of the 31st of December, and goes for 6 days and 6 nights maximizing your times to catch acts that include Arrested Development, Blue King Brown, Katie Noonan & The Captains, Sticky Fingers, Lior and hundreds more. It’s hard to top welcoming the new year with fire twirlers and “People Everyday” in Woodford’s natural amphitheatre.
When 27 DECEMBER 2010 – 1 JANUARY 2011
Where “Woodfordia” in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.
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What THE DEPOT New Year
In Brief Get ready Brisbane kids because your favourite Indie club night The Depot is back! If you’re in Brisbane this New Years you have no excuse than to pay your respects to 2010 at the greatest club nights this town has ever offered Gen Y in the friendliest venue you could ever attend, The Zoo. The Zoo will be opening their downstairs outdoor area there will be ample couch space for the more chilled club goer to recline and take time out from the dance floor. At steal at just $20.
When 9PM, 31 DECEMBER 2010
Where The Zoo, 711 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley
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In Brief Code Red will be putting on a party at the Prince Bandroom. The club will play host to Ajax, Nick Foley and Melbourne local acts as they for warm up for the Summadayze festival.
When 6PM, 31 DECEMBER 2010
Where Prince Bandroom, 29 Fitzroy St St. Kilda, VIC
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What ARMIN VAN BUUREN – the ‘Mirage’ tour.
In Brief He’s taken out the World’s Best DJ title about a million times so that means Holland’s trance phenomenon is gonna make you and the 39,999 other people in attendance dance good and hard. He’s dropping a casual nine hour set so dress accordingly. Van Buuren’s Mirage concert world tour will follow the highly anticipated release of his next studio album of the same name, and will feature a huge galaxy of guest stars and vocalists who appear on the album.
When 9PM, 31 DECEMBER 2010
Where Etihad Stadium, Docklands, VIC
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What GROUSE NEW YEARS at The Cornish Arms
In Brief If you don’t have a house party to attend in Melbourne then you have you do have an alternative- a grouse party. With a vegetarian BBQ and 11 Djs to welcome in ’11 including Maximum Blade, Ann Ominous, X-Fade, Melodee Maker, Cuteface Killah, Shorty, Sookie Smackhouse, Coreycrushcore, Aaron, Blaberunner and Whisky Business there are still tickets available for only $22
When 7PM, 31 DECEMBER 2010
Where The Cornish Arms, 163A Sydney Road, Brunswick, VIC
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In Brief Perth is hosting the Amplifier NYE party. With the brothers from Grafton Primary headlining, alongside Sugar Army and Death Disco DJs and more, the party stretches across 4 rooms and outdoors – a surefire way to bring the early hours of 2011 to life.
When 8PM, 31 DECEMBER 2010
Where Amplifier Bar, 393 Murray St, Perth
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In Brief West Coast kids, you could be welcoming in 2011 with Kele Okereke. Coming back to Australia after his recent visit in October for Parklife, Kele will be proving the soundtrack for your New Years on the wheels of steel. You’ll get everything from David Bowie to Daft Punk, Blondie to Bloc Party (of course!), as well as Kele’s own hits from his debut solo album, The Boxer.
When 9PM, 31 DECEMBER 2010
Where Villa Nightclub, 187 Stirling St Perth
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In Brief New Years Eve Fiesta returns again this year, featuring a killer line-up of Perth’s biggest and best for the ultimate NYE party for live music fans, that won’t hurt the wallet much. Highlight will be Split Seconds, Simone and Girlfunkle and Sons Of Rico.
When 6PM, 31 DECEMBER 2010
Where Rosemount Hotel 459 Fitzgerald Street, Perth City
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In Brief Featuring some serious live music performances from The Love Junkies and Flick Groom among a heap more, Mojo’s promises a night of smokin’ talent, smokin’ rock and roll, smokin good times, and smoked bacon?! No. Probably not smoked bacon.
When 6PM, 31 DECEMBER 2010
Where Mojo’s Bar 237 Queen Victoria Street, North Fremantle
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In Brief Hed Kandi is heading to Perth with the Circus Ilumina show for a very special New Years Eve at the Cottesloe Beach Hotel. Hed Kandi is the most stylish name in music and together with the Circus Ilumina production NYE at the Cott is set to be sensational! A first time in Perth for Circus Ilumina the evening also boasts an exceptional lineup with Frankie Romano, Jem Quinn, Perths Chiari, Terry Waites, Sirius B, J-boy, and Keefy B.
When 7.30PM, 31 DECEMBER 2010
Where Cottesloe Beach Hotel, 104 Marine Pde, Cottesloe WA
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In Brief The Falls Festival in Marion Bay still has limited tickets available and with Interpol, Joan Jett & the Black Hearts, Klaxons, , Tame Impala, The Rapture, Sleigh Bells, Cold War Kids, Ladyhawke, Children Collide, A-Trak, Junip, Marina and the Diamonds, Cloud Control and the Middle East playing – among a bunch of other incredible acts – your 2011 will be off to a great start. Don’t think about it – just make a spontaneous decision and go!
When 29 DECEMBER 2010 – 1 JANUARY 2011
Where beautiful farm nestled on the Tasmanian east coast near Maria Island and Hell Fire Bluff at Marion Bay.
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