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New Year’s Eve

Dec 22, 2016  ·  3 min read

words by niall roeder

3, 2, 1… Happy New Year? There are a lot of things to do on New Year’s Eve, the most hyped night of the year, that it shouldn’t be a letdown. If your New Year’s is a flop, then you simply picked a dud plan and you’ve only got yourself to blame.

Melbourne specifically has plenty on over New Year’s, just like the hipsters and culture monkeys that walk its streets. However, what do you do if you’re not in the know, your ear isn’t fixed to the ground and your bass player’s boyfriend isn’t throwing a gipsy-trance rave in an abandoned falafel pop-up? What do you do, man?

Here are a few options for New Year’s Eve…

Everyone loves fireworks… don’t they? It feels like fireworks are getting more extravagant and less interesting each year, but when you’re arm in arm with the pals or fam, it’s hard not to like the boom, crackle and spark of Aerial Shells, Sky Rockets and Roman Candles. In Melbourne you’ve got six main spots to view the artificial fire in the sky; Federation Square, Docklands, Treasury Gardens, Kings Domain Park, Flag Staff Gardens and Yarra Park.

Ready for another crazy fireworks season #melbourne #melbournefireworks #pyro #melbourne #festivals #firework @melbournefireworks112

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New Year’s on a Rooftop
For those after something a little classy – QT Melbourne’s inaugural New Year’s Eve event is a black tie soiree set on the hotel’s rooftop. Get stuck into a glass of Perrier Jouët on arrival, roving canapés and shucked oysters to order.

Let Them Eat Cake
A New Year’s Day party in a mansion is one to tick off the list. Let Them Eat Cake is boutique electronic festival 30 minutes out of Melbourne set amongst the manicured gardens of Werribee mansion. The line-up includes the likes of Alex Niggeman, Cut Chemist, Dusky, Maribou State and Oliver Huntemann. Let us all eat cake.


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Promiseland feat Ja Rule and Ashanti
Is this some sick Y2K-themed joke? Nope. Ja Rule and Ashanti are back from jail and the musical vanishing point to put on a NYE show in Melbourne. This Wonderful show will Mesmerize, so make sure you’re Always On Time.


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