New Year’s Eve 2023: performers

The 'Queen of New Year’s Eve', Casey Donovan, joins ABC's Live broadcast on December 31.

A full line-up of artists is now confirmed for ABC’s upcoming New Year’s Eve broadcast.

Broadcasting live from the Sydney Opera House’s Northern Broadwalk, hosts Charlie Pickering and Zan Rowe will be joined this year by triple j Breakfast host Concetta Caristo.

The festivities begin with Welcome to Country followed by a preview of Muster Dogs Series 2, a behind-the-curtain look at what goes into making the best fireworks show in the world, and a special surprise from the Heeler Family.

From 9:10pm, the live music begins, with acts including Jessica Mauboy, Genesis Owusu, King Stingray, Confidence Man, Angie McMahon, Mark Seymour, Grentperez and the ‘Queen of New Year’s Eve’, Casey Donovan.

In partnership with the City of Sydney, the world-famous fireworks display will light up the skyline.

ABC’s Head of Arts, Music and Events, Kath Earle, said: “NYE is one of our favourite nights of the year! We love working with our partners City of Sydney on our show-stopping NYE broadcast. Always a night to remember, we can’t wait to celebrate with people all around the world showcasing a wonderful night of Australian music, entertainment and of course fireworks.”

The NYE 2023 concert will broadcast across the entire ABC network including ABC TV, local ABC Radio and streamed live on ABC iview and across ABC TV+iview social channels.

International audiences can also tune in to ABC Australia, and the firework displays will be audio described for the vision impaired and available on the ABC listen app.

Sunday 31 December from 8:30pm on ABC.

3 Responses

  1. I hope it’s good for the people. It used to be Richard Wilkins bringing in the New Year boringly. Then ABC did very much focus on a Newtown and Ultimo New Year. I hope they can put on a show that everyone will like. I think we deserve it.

    1. If it is anything like last years concert it should be good….. it was post pandemic and international pride then…there are 37 free vantage points this year especially for the people who cannot afford to go to paid New Years Eve venues or parties….(thanks to the new government according to Nine News)…Zan and Charlie did a great job as presenters last year… considering they are there to introduce the entertainment…and promote the event…but like all things in life there will be criticism.

      1. I think the Countdown concert was their biggest, other than a couple of years ago when they had massive ratings because everyone was home due to the virus. I think something themed like ’80s or ’90s would do well.

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