As can be expected from the city renowned for its artistic flair, Adelaide boasts a broad range of New Year Eve events to see in 2012. Here is a cross section of celebration ideas suggested by conference centres in Adelaide:
SUMMADAYZE ADELAIDE 2012 LINE-UP!
The Summadayze festival in Adelaide moves back in time but only by a few hours. The festival is being moved from New Year’s Day to New Year’s Eve but one thing remains the same – it will feature a huge line-up of club and hip hop stars. So come join us in welcoming in the New Year. Check this out for an awesome line-up:
- Moby DJ Set
- Bliss N Eso
- Grandmaster Flash
- Markus Schulz
- Seth Troxler
- In Flagranti
- Spank Rock
The biggest New Year’s Eve party in Adelaide for many years kicks off at 2pm at the very central Rymill Park located on the fringe of the city centre.
Where – Rymill Park
Time – from 2pm.
Cost - $139.85
LIVE LARGE AT ADELAIDE CASINO
Check out some of the biggest names in showbiz – or at least their look-a-likes – at the Adelaide Casino. This is one of the city’s largest free public events so expect a fantastic crowd and an atmosphere to match.
With the ever-charismatic Hans as your host, the evening is bound to be a resounding success as you join the celebration and dance the new year in, to the sounds of Gaga Magic, Britney Spears ‘Showtime’, the Australian KISS Show, Frank Bennett and the gone but not forgotten Amy Winehouse and ‘King of Pop’ Michael Jackson.
Diva drag queens will rove the various floors staging impromptu performances throughout the Casino. Partygoers are advised to get to the Casino early to avoid any queues as this pumping venue is expected to be a popular spot to see in 2012.
Where: Adelaide Casino, cnr North Tce and Station Rd, Adelaide
Time: 5pm onwards
Cost: Free entry
TWO FIREWORKS SPECTACULARS IN ELDER PARK
Farewell the old and welcome the new year with an explosive display of light and colour. Nothing says celebration like fireworks and this year the Adelaide City Council is out to delight us with its largest pyrotechnics show on record boasting more than 7000 fireworks , as well as an energising and diverse range of entertainment to suit all tastes and ages.
Kicking off from 7pm, the new look cosmopolitan event offers everything from amusement rides and local acts for children including favourites ‘The Fairies’ through to Bollywood dancers and Japanese drumming, giving people a fresh and vibrant option to welcome 2012. With support from premium partners Business SA and KPMG, the council has put together a unique and imaginative program with broad appeal and upbeat, energetic entertainment , stretching throughout the evening.
With the family in mind, fireworks will light up the night at 9pm for the early revellers and then again at midnight , the award-winning Foti International Fireworks will engage late night merry makers with a second spectacular round of pyrotechnics. Multi-talented performer DJ Tr!p will keep the crowd grooving with his amazing ability to match the midnight display with a soundtrack mixed especially for the night .
Lucky Seven, Adelaide’s hottest swing band, is sure to inspire a celebratory atmosphere as they get the night started with their mix of jazz, roots, rockabilly and rock n’ roll and the Atlantic Street Band will no doubt keep the vibe flowing with their own jazz inspired grooves with a modern twist.
The thrilling Matsuri Taiko Japanese drumming group will ramp up the energy another notch and the senses will be further heightened with colour and spectacle in performances by Bollywood dancers Fusion Beats and Brazilian dancers Las Chicas Bomba.
The historic Rotunda will be the focal point for live entertainment and will be featured in a new light this year. Also for the first time, this event will be licensed in the later part of the evening allowing for the audience to further relax with a glass of beer or wine as they await the new year.
New Year’s Eve in Elder Park is Adelaide’s must-see event but capacity is limited so be sure to get there early!
Where - Elder Park, Pinky Flat and the Riverbank precinct
Time – 8pm
ADELAIDE AIRPORT NEW YEAR EVE AT THE BAY
The family friendly New Year’s Eve event at Glenelg, will feature 2 fireworks displays, the first at 9:30pm and then another another at Midnight. Close-by Brighton will also offer a fireworks display at 9:30pm. Favourite childrens entertainer, Peter Coombe and the Bellyflop In A Pizza Band are sure to delight the younger crowd, with a host of performers such as Acoustic Juice and roving entertainers keeping us amused until the fireworks. So join the excitement at Adelaide’s premium beach suburb on what is forecast to be a balmy Summer evening. Enjoy a walk along the water edge before settling on a spot to absorb the celebratory atmosphere and kaleidoscope of colour as the fireworks light up the night sky and welcome in 2012.
Where: Glenelg Foreshore
Adelaide Conference Centres would like to wish you a Happy New Year and look forward to being of service to you in 2012.