In true style, The Mooloolaba Esplanade will be transformed into a fun-filled, action-packed site from which to celebrate and welcome 2004.
The night begins at 5pm with a program of children's entertainment including circus performers from Melbourne, local favourite Ned Nucklehead, as well as many magical and enchanting roving characters. With a carnival of amusement rides, the more daring family members will not be short of fun.
Additional food stalls will complement the existing smorgasbord of restaurants and takeaways operating along the Esplanade, so there will be something to tempt everyone.
The main View Stage, on top of the Loo with a View, will open at 7pm with two bands - Bad Habits and Twisted Harmony - taking turns to get you in the groove.
Further along, at the Zanzibar Stage, Brisbane jazz band Beyond Beyond will enthral with a totally different mood.
KCs Fireworks will light up the beach and bay with two spectacular fireworks displays. The first will burst forth at 9.00pm, to be followed by a not-to-be-missed second explosion of light and colour at midnight.
The official Mooloolaba New Year's Eve event will conclude at 12.30am.
This is an alcohol free event, and any alcohol brought to the site will be confiscated.
Community members are encouraged to travel by public transport to and from Mooloolaba to avoid congestion and parking problems.
Maroochy Shire Council wishes everyone a happy and prosperous New Year.
Bad Habits are a 5-piece band based on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.
Sporting a repertoire that is refreshingly varied, Bad Habits have been entertaining audiences all around Australia for over 10 years now. From Pubs to Rodeos, Debutante Balls to Corporate Conferences, RSLs to Cruise Ships, they do them all. Oozing bucket loads of infectious energy, a unique style, and a very professional attitude, Bad Habits guarantee a fun event!
With great tunes from the 40s through to the noughties Bad Habits set lists include a blend of enduring classics, polished standards, party favourites, rousing beer drinking songs, country twang, and contemporary rock. They vary this set list with considerable skill to suit the occasion.
Twisted Harmony is an electric Sunshine Coast-born covers band, with a difference. Not only do they play some of the finest soul, pop, dance and retro tunes of the 60's onward, they approach performing with sizzling energy on stage. There are no programmed sequences here, just an all-live sound to get you on to that dance floor! From Stevie Wonder's Superstition, to Ben Harper's Steal My Kisses, every tune has a "funky", original edge that keeps the crowd up and movin'!
One of Brisbane's most exciting modern jazz exports - the who's who of the Brisbane Jazz scene.
Pianist - Ross B Nixon has played with some of Australia's top bands. In the last two years he has been performing in Japan.
Drummer - Paul Hudson is regarded as one of Australia's best! Paul has a huge international background having played at the Hannover World Expo in Germany, and also backing international artists such as Ernie Watts, Jimmy Witherspoon, and many more…
Bassist - for more than two decades, Peter Walters has been the premium jazz bassist in Australia. Peter has played at scores of festivals around Australia, backing internationally acclaimed jazz artists Johnny Griffin, Clifford Jordan, Vanessa Rubin, James Morrison and Don Burrows.
Fireworks (beach and on ocean weather permitting)
9pm approx 10mins w/ Sea FM soundtrack
12midnight approx 10mins w/ Sea FM soundtrack
View Stage (Top of Loo with a View - facing beach)
6.30pm - 7.15pm Twisted Harmony
7.15 - 8.00pm Bad Habits
8.00 - 8.45pm Twisted Harmony
8.45 - 9.30pm Bad Habits
9.30 - 10.15pm Twisted Harmony
10.15 - 11.00pm Bad Habits
11.00 - 11.45pm Twisted Harmony
11.45 - 12.30pm Bad Habits
Zanzibar Stage (Opposite Zanzibar, north of Brisbane Road roundabout)
5pm Ned Nucklehead intro
5pm - 5.30pm Basil & Grumble Go to the Beach
5.30 - 5.40pm Ned Nucklehead
5.40 - 6.10pm Captain Crinkle and his Pop Up Circus
6.10 - 6.20pm Ned Nucklehead
6.20 - 6.50pm Basil & Grumble Go to the Beach
6.50 - 7.00pm Ned Nucklehead
7.00 - 7.30pm Captain Crinkle and his Pop Up Circus
7.30 - 7.40pm Ned Nucklehead
8.00 - 8.45pm Beyond Beyond
9.00 - 9.45pm Beyond Beyond
10.00 - 10.45pm Beyond Beyond
11.00 - 11.45pm Beyond Beyond
5pm - 5.30pm Madamoiselle Bubbles - (Stillts)
6pm - 6.30pm Sauru - Bird (Stilts)
7pm - 7.30pm Madamoiselle Bubbles with lights (Stilts)
8pm Pop Up Circus - 3 person Rove
8.30pm Ned Nucklehead Rove
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