New venue for Devonport’s New Year celebrations


New venue for Devonport’s New Year celebrations

Devonport will say Bon Voyage 2019 and start cruising into 2020 at this year’s SeaFM City of Devonport Skyfire New Year’s Eve celebration at a new venue, due to the redevelopment of Roundhouse Park.

With the move to Aikenhead Point, the family fireworks at 9.30pm and the midnight will take full advantage of the maritime vista and be fired over the water from the Spirit of the Sea statue.

However, Mayor Annette Rockliff has assured revellers one thing which will not change will be a party catering for all ages.

A full evening of live music will begin at 6pm and will start with local youth bands as part of Skyfire Spotlight,” she said.

“Special guests, Nine Live Rock ‘n’ Soul Revue will continue into the night with their trademark high energy tunes to get everyone up on the dance floor.  Interspersed with the music will be Minute to Win It type challenges with great prizes, magic and circus performers.

“Across the site there’ll be plenty for families to do with activities such as Zorb Balls, Swing Cars, inflatable slide, and a jumping castle to keep the kids entertained and family and friends can challenge each other at the tabletop and giant games.

“Patrons can also decorate themselves with face painting, temporary tattoos and Henna art, or decorate a scratch mask.

Cr Rockliff said other highlights included the SeaFM Silent Disco and the chance for people to write their wishes, dreams and resolutions to be added to the Wheel of Dreams.

Council and bus operator MerseyLink have partnered to offer a free shuttle bus which will run every 15 minutes during the event, with pick up points near Fourways, Kmart and at the Rooke Street interchange.

The Spirit of Devonport Ferry will also be crossing the Mersey during the evening, at its normal pricing.

“Patrons can dress for the journey into the new decade and enjoy a scrumptious selection of food and beverage at the event as well.”

Entry is free to this non-smoking event for the fully licensed, which means no alcohol or glass can be brought onsite.

For those wanting an adrenaline rush, the Summer Family Fun Fair at Devonport Oval will also be opening on New Year’s Eve, from 6pm with a terrific selection of carnival rides and games.

CAPTION: Getting into the New Year’s Eve spirit are from left Connor Mitchell, 5, Cr Gerard Enniss, Mayor Cr Annette Rockliff and Flynn Mitchell, 9.


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