NYE Celebrations In The City To Raise Money For Bushfire Appeal

New Year’s Eve is here, so get ready for an electric night at Adelaide’s New Year’s Eve in Elder Park 2019 with award-winning Electric Fields headlining the musical line up at this FREE event.

New Year’s Eve is here, so get ready for an electric night at Adelaide’s New
Year’s Eve in Elder Park 2019 with award-winning Electric Fields headlining the musical line up at this FREE event.

Singing in Pitjantjatjara and English, Electric Fields bridges cultures and identities, with seamless merging of pop, electronic and soul and their powerful live show winning them fans in Australia, China, Edinburgh and the USA.

Adelaide’s New Year’s Eve at Elder Park is a family-friendly way to celebrate and enjoy Adelaide’s status as a UNESCO City of Music while welcoming in the New Year. With a jam-packed program of live music and dance, family entertainment and two spectacular fireworks displays, presented by
HomeStart Finance, it’s guaranteed to be the biggest party in town.

Deputy Lord Mayor of Adelaide Alex Hyde said that Elder Park and the Riverbank would be the perfect place to see in the New Year tonight.

“Bringing in the New Year at Elder Park along the picturesque Riverbank has become a tradition for many friends and families who enjoy the relaxed and family-friendly atmosphere,” he said.

“New Year’s Eve in Elder Park provides an opportunity for the community to come together in a family-friendly environment to look forward to the new year with hope and optimism, while reflecting on the year that has just gone by.

“The live music program will be a celebration of South Australian music, featuring some of our finest acts ranging from electronic, blues and soul, indie pop, and world music sounds. There really is something for all music tastes.

“The dedicated Kids Zone with its packed program of street theatre, Little Palais performances and a pop-up nature play space, along with DJ Monski Mouse’s bouncing musical energy, will keep the little ones entertained all night. Roving performers will add to the carnival-like atmosphere.

“It will be a great night for everyone, so come along and enjoy a night of fantastic fun and entertainment at the city’s premier New Year’s Eve event.”

John Oliver, CEO HomeStart Finance, said, “Our team at HomeStart is so pleased to again support South Australians in celebrating the year that’s been and the year ahead with their loved ones.

“We are excited to again be collaborating with City of Adelaide on Adelaide’s biggest New Year’s Eve celebration. HomeStart is looking forward to enjoying the fireworks with the thousands that attend this world class event, staged on our stunning Riverbank.”

The Rotunda will be illuminated with light, providing a stunning platform for this year’s local music and dance performances, including brother and sister duo Johnny BoBo, Bollywood dancers Mudra Dance, choral ensemble Gospo Collective, multi-instrumentalist Bortier Okoe, and DJ Tim Whitt who will get everyone dancing into the New Year.

Also on the bill is 22 year old singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from the Adelaide Hills, Ollie English, along with Triple J Unearthed indie-pop singer-songwriter Jess Day.

The City of Adelaide is encouraging people to donate to the Vinnies SA Bushfire Appeal and there will be volunteers on the ground and at the information stand (with tap and go option) on the night who will be collecting monetary donations which will go directly to those affected.

“While we’re looking forward to all getting together as a community to bring in the New Year, we know that many South Australians have been hit hard by bushfires across a number of regions in the lead up to Christmas and the New Year. Our hearts go out to all those who have been impacted by the fires and we share the community’s sadness and empathy for those affected,” said the Deputy Lord Mayor.

“We have been working with St Vincent De Paul, the nationally allocated not-for-profit organisation for the National SA Bushfire Appeal and will use this year’s New Year’s Eve event as a platform to encourage the community to support the Bushfire Appeal.”

People can also make a donation online here.

There will be a huge variety of global cuisines on offer, including vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free, otherwise feel free to bring a picnic basket full of goodies. There will be dedicated licenced areas to enjoy a drink.

The City of Adelaide is working toward more sustainable events. This year’s event will be straw-free, with reusable straws available if required upon request. All food packaging from vendors will be compostable and can be deposited in the organics collection bins onsite along with any food scraps.

Free water refills will be available so bring a reusable water bottle, and the event will also be balloon free.

The City of Adelaide’s New Year’s Eve event is proudly supported by principle partner HomeStart Finance, along with our other partners Pirate Life Brewing, Sidewood Estate, Mix 102.3 and the Government of South Australia.

For more information about the event including the entertainment program, road closure information, parking, transport and details about accessible viewing visit

The facebook event can be found at

#ADLNYE2019 #StrawFreeADL

Adelaide’s New Year’s Eve 2019

Where: Elder Park and along the Riverbank
When: 6 pm, 31 December – 1am, 1 January
Event type: Community event/concert
Please note for the comfort of guests this is a non-smoking event. No BYO alcohol. This will also be a single use plastic-free and straw-free event.

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