Backpackers get ready 4 NYE 2011
SOUTH BANK FIREWORKS
Join the crowds at Brisbane’s South Bank Parklands in a fenced alcohol-free location for all to enjoy.
The 8.30pm display is set to big band and jazz music; at midnight it’s to classical music.
Best vantage points are the Cultural Forecourt, outside QPAC, and along the Clem Jones Promenade.
If you don’t want to enter South Bank, a good vantage point is Mt Coot-tha along with many high points around the City.
NEW YEAR BALL PROM NIGHT
RNA Showgrounds, Bowen Hills, Brisbane
About 2000 people of all ages get to relive the end of high school. Live entertainment from three stages, with music from Capitol Groove, The Jahbutu band, Jing Kohn, Lucky 13, DJ Bill, Phoenix and more.
Ticket price of $145 includes night-long food and drink. There will be rides, singles matching games and outfit competitions with prizes. Details at ballevents.org.au; tickets fromticketmaster.com.au or phone 136 100.
Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm
The 1500 revellers will be entertained by bands and artists including Brisbane’s Ball Park Music, The Belligerents, Charlie Mayfair, The Jungle Giants, Last Dinosaurs and Millions, along with The Holidays, Jonti, Oliver Tank, Nina Las Vegas and Dum Dum Girls (from California).
Beach Avenue and The Esplanade down to the Surf Life Saving Club, MooloolabaqlnfMore than 40,000 people are expected to head to the alcohol-free fenced area for free entertainment including children’s favourites’ Yogi Bear, Sylvester and King Fu Panda, and something for the grown-ups later with The Whitlams, The Floating Bridges and Amy Meredith on the Main Stage.
Other live acts on the Beach Stage include Lucy & Jade, Stryder and The Jungle Giants, who’ll be making a dash from playing No Years at the Brisbane Powerhouse earlier in the evening. Fireworks at 8.30pm and midnight. Details at sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au
Foreshore, Surfers Paradise
The fireworks display at midnight promises to be a spectacle and claims to be one of the largest in Queensland. There is also a family display at 9pm.
If ground level viewing isn’t enough then $120-a-head will get you into the party at the Skypoint observation deck and lounge bar at the Q1 building. For details see skypoint.com.au