Many ways to celebrate this Sydney  New  Year’s  Eve

2013 Sydney New Years Eve








This  New  Year’s  Eve, the best seat in the house for Sydney’s world famous fireworks displays may well be at home ”“ in front of the TV, next to the radio or by your computer, tablet or phone.

The City of Sydney is teaming up with ABC TV, 104.1 2DayFM and Telstra to give audiences across Australia front row seats to the celebrations without having to leave the house.

The broadcasts will feature performances by some of Australia’s most popular musical acts, exclusive interviews with special guests and, of course, live coverage of the 9PM Family Fireworks and Midnight Fireworks displays.

Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the Sydney  New  Year’s  Eve  broadcasts were a fantastic option for those who want to celebrate in the comfort of their own homes.

“This  year, we’re giving Sydneysiders the opportunity to be part of the world’s biggest and best  New  Year’s  Eveexperience with their family and friends, without having to leave the house,” the Lord Mayor said.

“Our live TV, radio and online broadcasts will feature hours of free entertainment and provide a box seat for Sydney’s spectacular fireworks displays.

“These are great choices for those who can’t make it into the city or who would rather avoid the queues and crowds.”

The live TV broadcast will kick off at 8.30pm on  ABC1, hosted by Julia Zemiro from  RocKwiz  and Toby Truslove from  Utopia.

The four-hour program will feature a pub quiz hosted by Lawrence Mooney, a special edition of  The Agony of New  Year’s  Eve, and a review of the  year’s biggest stories in news, sport and music.

The broadcast will also feature an exclusive interview with 2014 Sydney  New  Year’s  Eve  Creative Ambassador Jack Thompson, live performances by Suze DeMarchi, Kasey Chambers and the Tap Dogs, and live crosses from roving reporters across Australia and in  New  Zealand. For more information, visit

The official radio broadcast on  104.1 2DayFM  will feature the live soundtracks to the 9PM Family Fireworks and Midnight Fireworks displays, which have been curated by renowned Australian DJ Nina Las Vegas.

The broadcast, which starts at 6pm, will also feature live crosses and exclusive coverage from around Sydney Harbour. For more information, visit

The  Sydney NYE  Telstra YouTube Show  will live stream all the action from different vantage points around the harbour for four hours from 8.30pm through Telstra’s Sydney NYE app, on YouTube and via T-Box (Channel 919).

The show, which will be hosted by Luke Jacobz from  The X Factor Australia  and comedian Em Rusciano, will feature exclusive  New  Year’s  Eve  content, interviews and live performances by The Temper Trap and Art vs Science. For more information, visit

As part of its efforts to make Sydney  New  Year’s  Eve  inclusive and accessible for all, a live audio description of the celebrations will also be broadcast on  radio 2RPH  from 7.45pm on 1224AM, 100.5FM, 2RPH digital and online.

Professional audio describers Emma Bedford and Daryl Colquhoun will bring the full program of events to life, including the 9PM Family Fireworks, Harbour of Light Parade and Midnight Fireworks Display. For more information, visit

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