Mount Beauty New Year’s Eve promises to deliver
BY ALEX CRAIG
MT Beauty Cricket Club’s annual New Year’s Eve party, that is known for its family friendly, entertaining and inexpensive style, is shaping up to be an absolute cracker according to the events co-ordinator, Anthony Brewergrey.
“As per our previous three years, we will have live bands performing on our truck stage, and this year we have four very different but very popular artists who will keep the crowds dancing and singing until midnight,” he said.
The show opens at 6pm with Todd Cook, and his acoustic guitar and didgeridoo set.
Mr Cook will be performing his latest album that commemorates the amazing story of Australia’s first international cricket team that included King Cole and Johnny Mullagh. The indigenous team toured England 150 years ago.
Next up will be local favourite and ARIA-winner Nicky Bomba.
Mr Bomba is a flag bearer for reggae music in Australia, who loves crowd participation and will be looking for people to help him on stage.
Bloomy & Foz, aka Will Bloom and Jarrah Forrer, will also perform a mixed set of some acoustic country and blues tunes, before moving on to popular Triple J favourites.
Last on the bill is Geronimo, a three- piece cover band from Melbourne playing all pub rock singalong classics, such as Daryl Braithwaite, The Angels, Kiss and Guns & Roses, covering the 70’s through to the present.
Geronimo has performed several times in Mount Beauty and will have the crowd dancing and singing the New Year in again at the Cricket Ground.
The free kid’s activities will once again have their own special alcohol-free section on the oval, and there will be great regional food and drinks from local traders such as The Spice Trailer, Woodfire Desire pizzas, Sweetwater Breweries and Benjella wines.
Water is freely available from powered coolers and people are encouraged to bring water bottles to limit wastage of plastic cups.
There is to be no BYO alcohol.
Mr Brewergrey said that the club was looking forward to putting on a fun and safe community event for New Year’s Eve, that he encourages everyone to attend.
“We are very grateful to our sponsors, the Alpine Shire and especially AGL,” he said.
Early bird tickets at $20 for adults ($30 on the night) $5 for 13 – 18s and free for 12s and under, are available from Mt Beauty Hardware and Drapery or at trybooking. com/book/event?eid=434148.