Top 10 Brisbane Revelry On this week 27/12/2020
Time to put your lockdown liver to the test.
5) Justin Bieber: Live NYE Show
What: Canadian singer-songwriter Justin Bieber is livestreaming a New Year’s Eve concert in collaboration with T-Mobile.
Why: A reminder that the decade may be over, but the consequences of its crimes will last forever.
4) Pink Martini: Good Riddance 2020
What: Little experimental orchestra, Pink Martini are livestreaming a show aptly titled ‘Good Riddance 2020’. The set was filmed in Portland in front of a Christmas tree. Though the set was pretaped, members of the band will be participating in a live chat and offering commentary.
Why: The name is apt. If you’re the kind of person that can stomach a pink martini, you’re the perfect target audience for a Christmas-themed experimental orchestra.
3) Big Something: Live from Lincoln Theatre
What: Fusing elements of rock, pop, funk, and improvisation, Big Something takes listeners on a journey through a myriad of musical styles. Experience their unique experimental fusion style in a special NYE virtual concert live from the Lincoln Theatre.
Why: Something for everyone; satisfaction for no one. There’s no better way to toast the concept of New Year’s Eve.
2) Snoop Dogg Virtual New Year’s Eve Special
What: Join Snoop Dogg and the #GoBigShow from anywhere in the world for a supersized virtual New Year’s Eve party!Experience a live performance from Snoop Dogg, live chat with Snoop’s fellow #GoBigShow judges Rosario Dawson, Jennifer Nettles, Cody Rhodes and show host Bert Kreischer, a dance party with DJ Cassidy, DJ Battlecat and Fredwreck, sword-swallowing stunts by #GoBigShow contestant Andrew Stanton, a tour of Snoop Dogg’s Compound, and surprise cameos by Snoop’s illustrious friends.
Why: The annoying man from the Menulog ads has a rap album out.
1) Beatport x Absolut NYE
What: Beatport x Absolut NYE 2020 kicks off before midnight local time in Melbourne, Australia with Carl Cox, ringing in one of the first 2021 New Year’s celebrations on the planet. From there, the world’s most ambitious New Year’s Eve party will seamlessly bounce to 15+ timezones in all, including Shanghai, New Delhi, Dubai, Odessa, Berlin, London, Saõ Paolo, Miami, Calgary and San Francisco and featuring Machina & Sekitova, RayRay, Mendy Indigo, Jixo & Danz, Nastia, Honey Dijon, BLOT!, Patrick Topping, Jaguar, BLANCah, Nicole Moudaber, Jamie Jones, Sydney Blu and TOKiMONSTA, before finishing up back in Melbourne with a closing set from Carl Cox.
Why: Pay tribute to the OG world pandemic: rave music.
5) Cabaret de Paris
What: Celebrate NYE in style with the Star Gold Coast and Cabaret de Paris! Cabaret De Paris is a stage spectacular celebrating old-fashioned showgirl glamour combined with the skill of adagio dancers, aerial pole artistry, comedy circus performers, quick change performers, illusionists and of course the famous French Cancan Dancers! Experience all the magic of a lavish French Cabaret Show and be enthralled by the beauty of the dancers, the music and the stunning costumes.
Why: See what comically over-the-top underwear looked like before Instagram was monetised.
4) New Year’s Day at Ella Sabe
What: Introducing Ella Sabe Club’s huge outdoor New Year’s Day festival! Let loose in the main room with live DJs and laser lights, and lose yourself in the outdoor beer garden with another impressive line up of live DJs and a crazy flame show!
Why: Nothing mixes better with liquor and foliage than fire.
3) New Year’s Eve at Cloudland
What: Elevate your New Year’s Eve as Cloudland invites you to an enchanted wonderland where a world of glamour awaits. Indulge in the premium spirits, champagne, cocktails and delightful canapés as you wander beneath the crystal chandeliers, vertical gardens and cascading waterfall. Anything is possible throughout this magical evening. Prepare for pop-up performances that will catch you unawares and photo moments only a Cloudland NYE soiree can boast. The countdown is on. It’s time to rise, shine, dance and sparkle your way into 2021.
Why: It’s the New Year’s of your dreams, if you’re a middle class five year old. So you’re going to want to maintain a blood alcohol level of 0.4%; you’re not middle class nor are you soberly as emotionally secure as a five year old.
2) Laneway NYE Party
What: Bakery Lane is throwing the street party of the year to say “suck it 2020”, and bring in 2021 in style! For one night only, Brisbane’s premier Laneway will be turned into a giant outdoor dance floor, with DJs playing from 9pm ’til late, and the party kicking on ’til 5am on New Year’s Day! Experience satellite bars, specialty cocktails, drink and food specials from all your Bakery Lane favourites, along with photo installations all around the lane, plus a massive laser firework display at the stroke of midnight!
Why: They’ve called it a street party, so legally that means you’re allowed get trashed on pure ethanol and assault up to three people.
1) Factory Summer Festival
What: After three huge years serving up summer on the West Coast, Factory Summer Festival is coming to the Brisbane Showgrounds! With an epic roster of the best Aussie talent and loads of activations, installations and bars to explore and enjoy, the Showgrounds will be transformed into the ultimate live performance fairground. The line up will feature: Anna Lunoe, Benson, Dirty South, Discovery Daft Punk Tribute, Elise Keddie, Example, Graace, Hayden James, Hermitude, Illy, Lucille Croft, Motez, Nina Las Vegas, Northeast Party House, Peking Duk [DJ Set]. The Presets, ShockOne, Stace Cadet, Triplettt, Vera Blue and What So Not.
Why: We’re not going to lie, we’ve heard of very few of these performers. But if the few we know of are an indication of the standard of quality… Brilliant! Bars plural!