Charlie Pickering and Zan Rowe host New Year’s Eve party on ABC

Performers this year include Tones and I, Vika & Linda, Dami Im, Electric Fields, Courtney Act and Casey Donovan.

ABC’s New Year’s Eve 2022 celebrations will be hosted by Charlie Pickering and Zan Rowe from the Northern Broadwalk of the Sydney Opera House, in partnership with the City of Sydney.

Celebrations kick off with The Early Night Show, simulcast on ABC ME and hosted by Rhys Nicholson, Casey Donovan and Gemma Driscoll, along with surprise guests. Calling Country Fireworks are at 9pm with a live performance curated by Dennis Golding and Carmen Glynn-Braun from The Re-Right Collective.

From 9:15pm, the live music begins. Performers include Tones and I, Ball Park Music, Vika & Linda, Dami Im, Morgan Evans and Tasman Keith. As part of the festivities, ABC will celebrate the upcoming 2023 Sydney WorldPride Festival with a special segment hosted by Jeremy Fernandez with performances from Electric Fields, Courtney Act and the ‘NYE Queen herself, Casey Donovan.’

ABC Director of Regional & Local, Judith Whelan said, “We’re thrilled to be ringing in another new year with our partners City of Sydney to deliver yet another unforgettable NYE celebration. We hope that Australians at home and around the world join the ABC in celebrating what we expect to be a magical night”.

Saturday, 31 December at 8.30pm on ABC TV and ABC iview.

3 Responses

  1. It needs a theme like the 90s, like when they had the Countdown theme. I hope the broadcast isn’t too inner-city Sydney-centric as it’s broadcast nationally. If it was broadcast from, say Gold Coast, it’d be a different vibe, culture and scene. So it should cater for beyond Newtown audiences.

    And the broadcast needs some variety and change. It’s almost the same every year, like Groundhog Day. Make it a night to remember.

    1. The ABC has a bit of an infatuation with the Opera House and Sydney Harbour at the moment. We get the fireworks (fair enough, it’s an iconic event), 3 weeks later we’re back for Australia Day (used to be a concert in Canberra, moved to Sydney). Last month we got Inside the Opera House, and there’s even a “90 Years of ABC” spot running at the moment with dancers bursting out of their dance studio and performing in front of the Harbour Bridge. Any danger they could look for other locations?

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