Top 10 Sydney Revelry On this week 30/12/2018
It’s two minutes to midnight. But not for long. Time enough for some distraction.
10) This Is It: New Years Day
What: This It It returns to The Oxford Hotel on New Year’s Day! Featuring multiple levels of DJs with different styles of music, from camp to underground, club to house.
Why: Who says the new year needs to be about fresh starts? As the US once said to Reagan and you once said after puking all over your best friend on the Spider at Luna Park, ‘fuck it, let’s go again’.
9) Resolution New Years Day
What: The ultimate Summer Breaks & House Dance Party is back for a third year, this time set upon Cafe del Mar’s rooftop!
Why: If one of your resolutions is to pay to dance to a hyped version of the music that comes through the inflight earphones before the little TV turns on, this one’s for you.
8) New Years Eve in Chii Town
What: Love a party? Throw down in Chii Town! They’ll take you into 2019 in the ultimate way, with a New Year’s Eve Celebration Feast, specially curated by Executive Chef Graeme Hunt, and an after party liquid degustation.
Why: To be honest, we were just planning to compulsively drink until we no longer felt the shame of the last year or the profound anxiety at the pressure of the next year, but to each their own. Compulsive eating probably works too.
7) SELINA’s New Years Eve Party with Miami Horror
What: Ring in the New Year beachside with an epic music line up at SELINA’S featuring headliner Miami Horror.
Why: Well, just be careful where you place your naked feet. You wouldn’t want to mar the beauty of an Australian new year with the true version of Miami Horror – getting shanked in the foot with a HIV-infected beach needle.
6) Jungle Onboard: New Year’s Eve Party
What: Get ready to be part of the greatest NYE event at the iconic Sydney Harbour! Enjoy the first party of the year on a 3 hour cruise beginning at 1am on New Years Day with a exclusive group of 250 guests from all over the world.
Why: You may have spent the last 5 hours downing offensive amounts of intoxicants but there’s no better way to reclaim your elegance and dignity than via an elegant flotilla full of people sweatily bumping into each other and attempting to mix the sound of a synth being violated with the lyrics of ‘auld lang syne’.
5) 2018s Last Dinner & 2019s First Meal: A Degustation by CHEFIN
What: Joined by celebrity chef Tom Kime, who hosted Jamie Oliver’s wedding, you’ll be treated to delicious canapés and a prized menu that showcases the best of Kime’s dishes. End the year with good company and even better food at Chefin.
Why: What better time to acknowledge the glaring fact that humanity must seek to morally reign in its excesses than with a man elevated to godlike celebrity status because he can cram your gullet with duck fat for exorbitant amounts of money?
4) Zoo Years Eve Rooftop Party
What: Add a touch of fauna to your outfit and your new years eve and dance the night away on Hyde Park Hotel’s beautiful Rooftop bar with an animal theme.
Why: Seems fitting. Why enter the new year as the planet’s greatest and most reckless murderers? Stuff yourself into that ridiculous leopard outfit and pretend to be anything other than human.
3) Space Ibiza On Tour
What: The annual infamous underground house and techno night of music is celebrating its 9th birthday with a killer lineup headed by none other than the king – Carl Cox.
Why: There’s no better way to vibrate your colon so violently that the sick mixture of whisky, beer and grease that you shoved down your throat the eve before comes pouring out the other side.
2) Falls Festival Byron Bay
31st December-2nd January
What: Capturing the essence of the Australian summer spirit, the Falls music festival embraces diversity, sustainability and community within a contemporary music event like no other. Featuring Catfish and The Bottlemen, CHVRCHES, Vance Joy, Hilltop Hoods, and Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, First Aid Kit, Rich Brian, TOTO and many more.
Why: It’s a melange of music acts so diverse, you won’t even be able to remember the ones that have been accused of violent racism, tax evasion or spousal battery.
1) New Years Eve in the Park
What: Sydney’s best NYE Festival NYE In The Park returns to the picturesque Victoria Park! A night of live music across two stages, dancing, gourmet street food and affordable drinks in a spacious, relaxed setting.
Why: Nothing says ‘spacious relaxed setting’ than sitting in the shadow of a vast old stone University up to its ailing eyeballs in elitism.