The Whitlams headline at New Year’s Eve Mooloolaba
  • Thursday 15 December 2011

One of Australia’s most renowned rock bands will perform at the free family-friendly New Year’s Eve Mooloolaba celebrations presented by Sunshine Coast Council.

Critically acclaimed music sensations, The Whitlams, will take centre stage to the delight of more than 40,000 people expected to attend the Esplanade Mooloolaba for the celebrations on Saturday 31 December.

With close to 20 years in the music industry under their belts, The Whitlams have a reputation as one of Australia’s most favoured bands.

They have a creative genius capable of reaching audiences of all ages and tastes and have released six highly successful studio albums that have been prestigiously recognised through 11 ARIA award nominations and three wins including best group.

The whole program for the evening boasts an exciting line up of live music including Amy Meredith who has also been secured as a headline act.

There will also be roving street entertainment, children’s activities, carnival rides and buskers for the whole family to enjoy.

Delicious food will be available from local vendors, restaurants and cafes on the Esplanade.

To ring in the New Year, two spectacular fireworks displays will take place at 8.30pm and midnight.

For patron safety, a number of road closures will take place around the vicinity of the event site. Road closure times will be minimised to limit disruptions to motorists, however residents and visitors should expect altered conditions.

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.

New Years Eve at Mooloolaba celebrations start at 4pm on The Esplanade, Mooloolaba.

Entry to this drug, alcohol and glass-free event is free. Intoxicated persons will not be permitted entry.

The event is supported by a number volunteers, local community food stall and street performers.

Pet owners in the vicinity of the carols event are advised that the noise of fireworks and amplified music can cause pets to become agitated. Council reminds owners to ensure pets are safe and secure for the duration of the event.

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.

Full program information and event details can be found on council's website

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