Intergalactic New Year’s Eve celebration in Burnie

Burnie’s A Night on the Terrace New Year’s Eve community celebration will be out of this world.

A sci-fi themed night will blast off at 5:30pm on 31 December 2014 at Burnie’s beautiful waterfront.

Mayor Anita Dow said, “There is a full program of entertainment planned with a focus on creating a family atmosphere. Council with support from many clubs and volunteers create this celebration each year with the aim to provide an affordable event, so that everyone can celebrate the end of a year and the beginning of another.”

Entry fee is only $2.  

Come dressed as your favourite sci-fi character, snap a selfie and upload it via Instagram with the hash tag #spaceselfie2014 for your chance to win great prizes, including a trip for two to the Comic-con in Melbourne, thanks to SeaFM.

The Burnie Bay Criterium is on at 6pm. The SeaFM Kids’ Stage comes to life from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

Burnie City Council’s Marketing and Events Manager Jenny Cox said, “The traditional bon fire will be lit at about 8:30pm, where there will also be beach entertainment leading up to the first fireworks display at 9:30pm.

“The RACT Main Stage has some great live music from 8:10pm right up until 1:30am. The second fireworks display will mark the beginning of 2015 at midnight.”

Bands playing on the RACT Main Stage include Claymore and the Blues Brothers Revival band.

Forget everything you’ve ever thought you knew about Celtic rock bands, because Melbourne-based outfit, Claymore, defies all expectations. This enigmatic band of multi-instrumentalists not only manages to combine traditional elements of Celtic music, but they take that passion and soul and rock it right into the 21st century.

The Blues Brothers Revival band will provide non-stop crowd orientated fun that features most songs from the movie, Shake your Tailfeather, Sweet Home Chicago, Everybody Needs Somebody to Love and the crowd favourite Minnie the Moocher. All songs are complete with dance routines and classic lines from the movies.

Free parking is available from 6:30pm in the multi storey carpark. The car park will stay open and free until midnight the following day (1 January 2015).

“This allows people to leave their cars in the secure car park and collect the following day for no charge. Metro buses are also offering services in Burnie and Wynyard to and from the event,” Jenny Cox said.

See the bus schedule and road closure details online at

For further information please contact

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