03 Nov, 2021

The dawn of a New Year’s Eve in the city

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The City of Adelaide is excited to launch a reimagined New Year’s Eve schedule which will include fireworks, street parties and a family friendly festival in the East End.

“Light Up” presented by Gluttony is the new community event in Rymill Park / Murlawirrapurka. Running from 6pm-1am it will feature two lighting and pyrotechnic shows at 9:30pm and midnight. There will be multiple stages, roving performers and interactive displays as well as a number of food and options.

“Light Up” will be a ticketed event with capacity for up to five thousand people pending COVID-19 restrictions.

There will also be five new “Midnight Moments” spread across the city and North Adelaide, with each having live music and within proximity of a fireworks show

  • East End
  • Peel Street
  • Jerningham Street
  • Eleven off Waymouth Street
  • Sparkke at the Whitmore

City of Adelaide Lord Mayor Sandy Verschoor is anticipating a fun night out with the range of events on offer saying, “there truly is something for everyone in the city this New Year’s Eve.”

“Following last year’s cancellation, we had to find ways to adapt and spread the large crowds across multiple areas of the city and North Adelaide and I’m genuinely excited about what’s planned,” said the Lord Mayor.

“The new lighting and fireworks show will be a hybrid event as we adapt to more environmentally friendly initiatives to ring in the new year with a bang.

“Light Up presented by Gluttony in Rymill Park / Murlawirrapurka will be a fun night out for the family, while spreading the Midnight Moments across six areas in the city and North Adelaide will provide a boost to even more traders.

“We are asking people to be prepared this year. Plan your night, book your tickets and given the last couple of years I think it’s important people can come together and celebrate.”

Gluttony co-directors Elena Kirschbaum and Daniel Michael are excited to be presenting Light Up.

“The Gluttony team are really excited to being able to bring some of that festival season magic to the special occasion of New Year’s Eve with Light Up,” said Mr Michael.

“We’re looking forward to creating Light Up as a fun, relaxing and enjoyable event for Adelaideans of all ages in our favourite park, Rymill Park / Murlawirrapurka.

“Rymill Park / Murlawirrapurka is such a wonderful space to activate for events like Light Up, with its lake, undulating hillsides and tree canopy creating an enchanting atmosphere in which to experience live entertainment and celebrate community.

“Bringing together some of the artists, food vendors and bespoke bars you know and love from Fringe, with the extra spectacle of lighting and pyrotechnic shows in the East End, we’re delighted that Light Up will play a part in creating an unforgettable New Year’s Eve in Adelaide.”

To help people plan their night, UPark will be offering $4 flat rate parking for customers who prebook at selected UPark locations.

HomeStart Finance is the Community Partner for New Year’s Eve.

For more information go to www.cityofadelaide.com.au/nye

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Jack Berketa