Local talent at New Year’s Eve Mooloolaba
  • Wednesday 21 December 2011

Sunshine Coast Council invites locals and visitors to the end-of-year celebration, New Year’s Eve Mooloolaba.

Enjoy the free, family-friendly entertainment at The Esplanade Mooloolaba from 4pm to midnight on Saturday 31 December.

Live entertainment at New Year’s Eve Mooloolaba includes local and national artists performing on two stages throughout the evening.

The Beach Stage has young local talent from the AMPED program, providing them with a platform to entertain a large audience and gain exposure.

AMPED is a Sunshine Coast Council initiative that supports local, young solo artists and bands with the promotion of their music.

The program supports emerging artists, aged 15 to 30, to guide them in the exploration and refinement of their music interest. AMPED hosts workshops, provides mentoring and showcase events so that local young musicians can learn about the music industry and how to make the most of their talent.

Great young talent from the AMPED program will perform on the Beach Stage at New Year’s Eve Mooloolaba from 5.30pm through to the midnight fireworks.

Bands and solo performers include Freak Morrice, Mitch Barrington, Lucy & Jade, Tenda McFly, Stryder, The Roshambos and The Jungle Giants.

The Beach Stage will be located on the beach near the Mooloolaba Surf Club.

Extra bus services will operate between Noosa and Caloundra from 6pm. Please be aware that intoxicated people or people carrying alcohol will not be permitted onboard event buses operated by Sunbus.

For safety, a number of road closures will take place around the vicinity of the event site, including Beach Terrace, The Esplanade and sections of Brisbane Road. Road closure times differ and are minimised to limit disruption to motorists, however residents and visitors should expect altered conditions. All roads will be reopened by 6am on 1 January 2011.

New Year’s Eve Mooloolaba is proudly supported by Bendigo Bank, Creative Concepts, Quest Community Newspapers (Journal. weekender), Southern Cross Ten, Sunshine FM 104.9, The Inkspot Printers, 92.7 Mix FM and Sea FM 91.9.

Council would like to thank Queensland Police, Queensland Transport, Translink, Sunbus, Qld Fire and Rescue Service, Queensland Ambulance, SES, Street Angels, St. John Ambulance and Mooloolaba Business and Tourism for supporting the event.

There are two firework displays at 8.30pm and midnight.

Fireworks may have an unsettling effect on some pets. Pet owners should take precautions to secure pets for the duration of the fireworks.

The celebrations at Mooloolaba are only one of a number of New Year’s celebrations planned across the Sunshine Coast. Kings Beach and the Noosa Marina at Tewantin, will also host council supported events to mark the beginning of the New Year.

For further event details, please visit council’s website.