by Louise Clark
New Year on Royal festivities will see skies over Launceston light up in a sea of colour. The Festivale Committee presents a spectacular night of New Year’s Eve fireworks, entertainment, food, beer and wine at Royal Park in Launceston.
Celebrations will kick off from 5:30pm on the main stage with an event line-up of top local acts including Heloise, Screech Mama, the Fabulous Picasso Brothers and Up Late. Tribute bands include Hotel California, an Eagles tribute and a tribute to the Beach Boys.
There will be plenty of free activities for children in Kids Kingdom between 5.30pm and 9.00pm including…
- Dinosaur Bouncing Castle
- Face Painting
- Mechanical Bull-ride
- Playgroup Equipment
- Balloon Twister
- Dab Dab Tattoos
Food, wine and beer stallholders include…
- Tasty Treats Across Tassie
- Brownie Point Tasmanian Gourmet Brownies
- Bingers Fairy Floss
- Berry Nice Tasmanian Ice Cream
- Country Fresh Hot Potatoes
- Hillwood Vineyard
- Sharmans Fine Wines
- Morrison Brewery
- The Prickly Cactus
- Pizza Pub
- Goaty Hill Wines
- Bass Fine Wines
- Fingal Valley Bratwurst
- Moss-side Berry Pancakes
- Boags on the Park
- Kebab Empire
- Exotic Licorice & Candy
- Taverners Tasmanian Meadery & Brewery
Fireworks will light up the night sky at 9.30pm and midnight. Gates open from 5.30pm-12.15am. The event will be ticketed and licensed.
New Year on Royal Ticket Sales
- Adult (18+) – $15
- Junior (12 – 17 years) – $7
- Under 12 (when accompanied by an adult) – Free
- Family (2 adults and up to 3 juniors) – $35 (pre-sale price only)
- Family (2 adults and up to 3 juniors) – $40 (at the gate)
- Carer concession cards accepted
- No concession for students or pensioners
- Smoke Free (Please note there will not be a smoking area at the venue)
- Bag searches at the gates
- No BYO alcohol
- Tickets non-refundable
- Lock out at 11.15pm
For further information the Festivale New Year on Royal web page or visit New Year on Royal on Facebook. Louise Clark submitted this article (with fireworks image) as a representative of the Festivale Committee.
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