Band line up announced for RACT Night on the Terrace

The countdown is not only on for Christmas but for Burnie’s New Year’s Eve celebration too.

The RACT Night on the Terrace is a family friendly, affordable and entertaining way to see in the new year.

Mayor Steve Kons said, “With over 14,000 people celebrating at our waterfront last year and with the stunning new developments, I hope to see more people enjoying the outlook and the festivities.”

Marketing and Tourism Manager Jenny Cox said this year’s event has a very high standard of entertainment, with two stages of live entertainment on the night.

“The Maddington Child Services Kids Stage will have children’s entertainment from 6pm until 9pm.

“At 9:30pm we will have the first set of fireworks, allowing those with young children to head home a little earlier without missing out, sponsored by Maintenance System Solutions Pty Ltd. The next display of fireworks is right on midnight.

“On The Advocate main stage we have three live bands to help you dance the night away. Abbey Road have been around for many years and are a great way to kick start the RACT Night on the Terrace. They played here in Burnie last year and were a huge hit with their playlist of songs from the 70’s and 80’s.

The second band to perform on the main stage formed in 2000. Nine Lives has gone on to become the iconic band for corporate functions, parties, pubs and festivals on the North-West of Tasmania.

Formed by Mike Lizotte and Teresa Beck-Swindale, the band has stayed true to its identity with a repertoire of rock and soul covers designed to please an audience who wants to dance to a funky range of upbeat tunes or listen to a wide range of mellow standards.

“Nine Lives has the best musicians on the North-West Coast in the one band. Their love of music and playing together comes through in their performance. Don’t miss them!

“Sing and dance the night away to their covers of favourites such as Joe Cocker, Stevie Wonder, Renee Geyer, Aretha Franklin, Van Morrison, The Commitments and Cherry Poppin’ Daddies.

“The third band that will entertain everyone into 2012, is a vivacious and energetic well known five piece band from Launceston. Victor Charlie Charlie delivers a blend of the ever-popular tunes from the past four decades with current chart numbers.

“They will certainly get people dancing the into the new year. Renditions of classic and contemporary dance, funk, R&B, rock and soul tunes are the feature of this fresh and professional outfit and are the perfect mix for all ages,” Jenny Cox said.

This band is fronted by vocalist Juliane Di Sisto and backed by Lee Mallinson (guitar), Heidi Maguire (Keys/Backing Vocals), Berin McLennen (Bass) and Matt Neil (Drums).

“There is also the tradition of the big bonfire on the beach and plenty of roving entertainment as well. The great thing about the RACT Night on the Terrace is that for all that entertainment it is only $2 as you arrive.”

For further information please contact

Libby Jowett
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
(03) 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728