Hot Summer Nights is TNT’s New Years Eve Party at the Watershed, Harbourside Darling Harbour. It kicks off from 7.30pm till sunrise (ohh that won’t be a good look, always leave before sunrise). Ladies will be treated to free champagne until 9pm and a free BBQ will help layer that stomach. On the waterfront you’ll have front row seats to some of the best fireworks displays. Sydney loves a good firestorm. You’ll also be privy to DJs The Potbellez, Yogi, Miss Gabby and Mike Silver. Tickets are $97, through http://www.inthemix.com.au. Oh the joys of the open road. Pack the car and head for Beats on The Beach in Ballina, just 20 minutes south of http://www.tntdownunder.com/article/2439959129.html[Byron Bay]. The line-up includes Pendulum & MC Verse, the Nextmen 7 Dynamite MC, Pete Murray, Saul Williams, Freq Nasty, End of Fashion, Concord Dawn, Bodyjar, Van she and many more. It all takes place on New Years Day but camping includes New Years Eve and New Years Night, there’s also skateboarding demos, a moonlight cinema and plenty more, visit http://www.beatsonthebeach.com.au. Judge Jules loves Australia, making Sydney his Christmas getaway the past few years. This year Sunbeats takes place on New Years Day 10am till 10pm at Selinas, Coogee Bay Hotel Coogee. There’s also DJs Potbellez, Homegrown, Trix & Goodfella, Illya v John Devecchis, Nik Fish v Ambersavage, Jumping Jack v Peewee Ferris. Early bird tix $65+bf available through http://www.inthemix.com.au[inthemix]. Sounds on Sunday is an institution in Sydney, across the harbour there at the Greenwood Hotel, North Sydney. New Years Day Sounds will be no exception with the love generator Bob Sinclar, Mousse T, James Taylor vs Ben Morris, Shamus, Trix & Goodfella, HooknSling and many more. It all kicks off at 11am, until 11pm. Cargo Bar along King Street Wharf will come alive on New Years Eve with HedKandi and features international act StoneBridge, as well as The Potbellez and their sexy MC Blu. Tickets are $79, score yourself complimentary drinks upon arrival. Down the way, at Bungalow 8 try something a little different with Frank Sinatra/Tony Bennett impersonator Frank Bennett and his six-piece swing set. Then the pace will pick up with party starters Sneaky Sound System. Tickets $60. Getting out of the city is a great alternative. Head to the Peats Ridge Festival for four days of festival bliss in the gorgeous Glenworth Valley. An alternative festival with loads of world music, Blues, Roots & Dub, Contemporary, the event also promotes sustainable living. The event runs from Friday 29 Dec- Monday 1 January. Visit http://www.peatsridgefestival.com.au. Everyone enjoys getting frocked up and drinking the day away with the ponies. New Years Day at Royal Randwick Racecourse’s Summer Carnival is Ashes Day. All Ashes ticket holders receive free entry to the racecourse and Ashes Marquee by showing their ticket at the entry gate, otherwise the ticket price is $66 which includes the first three beers and hot food. Cricketing guests include Mike Gatting and Jeff Thomson, but don’t forget it’s also about the racing, with the final run at 6pm.
Belfast Bonanza at the Metro (20 Bourke St) are throwing a big ol’ sweet sixteenth birthday party on New Year’s Eve with Hardware and Belfast favourites, CJ Bolland (Neth), Player & Ignition Technician (UK) and the Future Sound Of Melbourne and loads more. From 9pm to 7am, tix are $55 through http://www.inthemix.com.au Cut Copy and Midnight Juggernauts bring the good times at Billboard Nightclub’s NYE Spectacular from 9pm. You’ll also get down to DJ’s Ajax, Riot In Belgium, Toto & The Tornado. Destined to make your ass move. Tix are $42 through www.inthemix.com.au. The 33&1/3 Breakbeat BBQ at The Prince St Kilda on New Year’s Eve is gonna be a booty shaker. You can’t go wrong with the Plump DJs who’ll be joined by Missill from France bringing hip-hop, grime, dancehall for a block party atmosphere. New Years in Melbourne – what better place than St Kilda Beach Carnivale at St Kilda Sea Baths with Donni Bonnici (NU-Breed) Jono Fernandez and more. At just $32 you’ll also get circus performers, a midnight fireshow and access to the sea baths cafe and bars. Visit http://www.inthemix.com.au. Summadayze at Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl is sold out, so get along to Sunshine People featuring Carl Cox, BK, DJ T, The Warp Bros and loads more. It’s all on at Atlantic Southwharf. Tix are $71. For more info visit http://www.inthemix.com.au.
As part of Fantasy Circus Michael Gray (UK) plays Family Nightclub (Mclachlan St) on New Years Eve. Tix are $38.50 through http://www.inthemix.com.au UberLive rings in the New Year at Uber (100 Boundary St). Catch My Ninja Lover, Hipakusha, The Faze, and more for just $15 after 10 pm, or free before. Head to the Met (256 Wickham St) for the end of the year parties with Mync Project and Tonite Only from LA with their hits “The Bomb” and “where’s The Party At?” as well as Matt Kitshon, Murray Brown Katch and more. Tix $20 through http://www.inthemix.com.au BBQ Breaks returns to Riverside (Eagle St) on New Years Day kicking off at 10am. The line-up is massive: Ugly Ducking, Z-Trip, True Live, Ewan Pearson, Stafford Brothers, The Winnie Coopers, Concord Dawn, Shredlock. Tix $60, available through http://www.inthemix.com.au and http://www.tenpoundcrew.com. Birdee Num Num’s in the Valley invites you over for New Years Day Roast, jam packed with local talent, from breakbeaters Bitrok to Obnoxious Disco, Kieron C, Schoolyard Dope Fiends, and house veteran Mark Briais. It all kicks off at noon.
WA’s very own Pendulum will return to the west side for New Years Eve at the Beloir Amphitheatre. They’ll be bringing with them Grooverider, The Nextmen with Dynamite MC, Chase & Status, Downsyde and ShockOne. It all kicks off at 6.30pm. Tix $90+bf through http://www.heatseeker.com.au Splurge on The Beach Suite New Years Eve at The Oyster Bar and you’ll be entertained by DJ Regal (ex-Wise Guys & Bronx Dogs) Sharif Galal (Triple J’s Groove Train) Micah, Fdel (DJ set) and DJ B Still. Tix are $165 and include all food and drinks. New Years Day sees a relaxed summertime festival called Everything’s Gone Green. Spread over two stages, The Closer Garden stage will find Crazy Penis, Malente, CJ Bolland, Jim Baron plus an allstar local support. The Bourgeois Bogan Stage hosts The Rapture DJ set, Mike Monday, Dances with Voiced and Electric Limosine. Tix are $49+bf until December 23 and $59+bf there after. A Day At The Deen should help your recovery… or plunge you further away from reality until you come up for air around January 4. Taking place at the Aberdeen Hotel on New Years Day from 2pm-2am, see Groove Diggerz (UK), Karton Live (Canb), Marky (Brazil), Stamina MC (UK), Kenny Ken (UK), Shimon (UK). Tix from $45+bf. For more information visit http://www.inthemix.com.au John ’00’ Fleming plays Rise (139 James St, Northbridge) on New Years Day with a three-hour set. It’s door sales only, doors open 9pm-4am. Non-members $5 before 10pm, $10 afterwards.
Judge Jules is the man about town, and by town we mean Australia. The Radio 1 DJ plays Welcome 2007 on New Years Eve at the HQ Complex (West Tce). Spread over four stages, it’s not just Jules but Professor X, Steve Hart, Lou Lou, Solace and more. Doors open 8pm till 6am. Tix $40 or more on the door. The Rapture’s Matt B Safer comes to Rocket Bar (142 Hindley St) on New Years Eve along with Ewan Pearson (remixer to Depeche Mode, Chemical Bros, Franz Ferdinand) as well as Fire! Santa Rose Fire!, Taught By Animals and more. Tix $35+bf. The Shores On A New Years Day – sounds like a good way to relax. It’s all at the Adelaide Shore Function Complex (Military Rd) from 12pm, tix $35 presale or $45 at door. Happy 2007 from all of us at TNT.