24 Sep, 2018

City Of Adelaide’s Nye 2017 A Finalist In National Awards

The City of Adelaide’s New Year’s Eve 2017 event has been confirmed as amongst the best events in South Australia with the announcement of State Finalists in the 2018 Australian Event Awards.

Adelaide’s New Year’s Eve is the state’s premier community celebration. Ideally positioned on the banks of the River Torrens, this free and inclusive event is hosted each year by the City of Adelaide.

CEO Mark Goldstone confirmed the 2017 event had attracted an estimated 50,000 people, including locals, interstate and overseas visitors, and showcased some of the best South Australian talent.

“Adelaide welcomed 2018 with the largest fireworks display to date, and the introduction of the dedicated Kids Zones, combined with local music, street theatre, diverse food and roaming entertainers set the scene for a fun and memorable evening,” said Mr Goldstone.

With a focus on developing new and strategic partnerships, creating distinct and engaging community spaces and a refreshed and innovative program, together with a greater investment in entertainment and fireworks a 40 per cent increase in attendance was achieved from the previous year.

Showcasing an unprecedented number of South Australia’s musicians, the event reflected Adelaide’s status of Australia’s first and only City of Music and a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. With a further focus on unique local culture, the festivities centred around the iconic and heritage-listed Elder Park Rotunda.

“The event supports Council’s strategic priority to deliver community celebrations that are open and inclusive and provide a safe and family-friendly environment in the city.

Event Awards Judging Panel Sandy Holloway AO said entries are judged on all aspects of event management, including best practice, innovation, marketing, stakeholder engagement and management, sustainability and event legacy.

“The diversity of Australia’s events industry continues to amaze me, as does the ability of the Awards to put a spotlight on not just the incredible events and achievements which take place each year, but to draw out the challenges event organisers manage to overcome through determination, innovation, collaboration and resourcefulness,” said Mr Holloway.

State Winners will be announced at the lavish Australian Event Awards Ceremony on 21 November at Novotel Twin Waters on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

Planning is currently underway for Adelaide’s 2018 New Year’s Eve, with a focus on sustainability – set to be the city’s greenest New Year’s event ever.

For more information and to be a part of New Year’s Eve 2018 visit cityofadelaide.com.au/NYE2018


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Rebekah Ninnis