New Year’s Eve party not one to miss

The Tribune (NZ) - - HOLIDAY TIMES -

Bring in the new year with an amaz­ing light­show and stun­ning fire­works. And it’s free!

This year Palmer­ston North will host the most spec­tac­u­lar event ever to be held in the city. New Zealand’s own Pink Floyd trib­ute band, Eclipse, will head­line the event. This band has been sell­ing out venues around the coun­try and you won’t want to miss this op­por­tu­nity to see them. They’ll be sup­ported by Truly Made and the fab­u­lous Amy Hunt.

The early part of the evening will fo­cus on fam­i­lies with a won­der­ful line-up of chil­dren’s en­ter­tain­ment. The Fan­tas­tic Cap­tain Fes­tus McBoyle will de­light the kids with his unique brand of hu­mour and song. The fab­u­lous Kiwi Bop will have your chil­dren singing and danc­ing along ev­ery minute.

Ris­ing star Ri­ley Booth will per­form and the girls from MAMMA MIA!, The Dy­namos, will wow you. Then things will really heat up when Highly Flammable takes the stage.

At 9.30pm there will be a ‘‘kids’ new year count­down’’ ac­com­pa­nied by a ter­rific fire­works dis­play for the lit­tle ones.

‘‘Come and sing along to some of your fa­vorite songs, dance and cel­e­brate the new year in the cen­tre of our city. Mark your cal­en­dar for the big­gest New Year’s Eve cel­e­bra­tion in town – fam­ily style,’’ says or­gan­iser Tony McLaugh­lin.

Free chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties will be pro­vided and food and drinks will be avail­able. Tony en­cour­ages peo­ple to bring some money for glow sticks and join them in light­ing up The Square. Pic­nic blan­kets and low chairs wel­come.

‘‘In bring­ing the most spec­tac­u­lar sound and light show here, we’ve also en­gaged Eclipse. Their per­for­mance will be as close as it gets to see­ing the leg­endary Pink Floyd,’’ he says.

‘‘The night will build to­ward a spec­tac­u­lar New Year fire­works and light show with our house DJ pump­ing out some great dance mu­sic from the best sound sys­tem in town.

‘‘We’re really fo­cused on pro­duc­ing a fan­tas­tic early evening show for the kids. This will fea­ture great mu­sic and en­ter­tain­ment from Ki­wi­bop, Cap­tain Fes­tus McBoyle, the Dy­namos, as well as the ex­cit­ing, Highly Flammable.’’

Tony be­lieves this event is one that peo­ple shouldn’t miss. ‘‘Save some money this year and make Palmy your new year’s des­ti­na­tion.’’

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