Mount Beauty New Year’s Eve prom­ises to de­liver

Alpine Observer - - Alpine Alive -

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.

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