The Vaudeville Smash head up Nautical NYE at the Beach Hotel, Byron Bay.
The Vaudeville Smash head up Nautical NYE at the Beach Hotel, Byron Bay.

Our guide to New Year's Eve

RATHER than let the end of the year go out with a just a sparkler and no real buzz, this year it should go out with a bang!

Let's face it, the last few years of heading to your mate's barbecue when the clock ticks to midnight and everyone pashing while you're left sitting staring at Aunty Rhoda or Uncle Ben have been less than exhilarating.

Considering next year could indeed be the end of the world (December 21, 2012 - write that one in your diary), this New Year's Eve, isn't it time you rung in another year in style?

In order to do that, without realising you've missed out on tickets on the day before, here are a few hot ticketed events you should consider.

Book now and avoid another tragic New Year's Eve.

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Byron Bay
Beach Hotel
Nautical NYE
Entertainment: Yacht Rockers and The Vaudeville Smash
Tickets: $107, from the venue or call 66856402
Includes: Entry only

LaLa Land
Come Together NYE
Entertainment: The Don Nadi Experience, Brother Man Jonny G, Psychedelic Eric and Daisy Chain Danielle
Tickets: $60 early bird
Includes: Entry and punch from 6-10pm
Info: or call 66807070

The Northern
Trip Kicks Indoor Festival NYE 2012
Entertainment: Twobble Twins, Brett Sellwood, Komes, Bytonics, Taya Mills, DJ Comp Winner, Trip Kicks DJs (Webber, Deegs, Captain Kaine and Buzz), Spectacle Art, MC Tommy Franklin, Alive Live TV Coverage and live street art performers.
Tickets: $66
Includes: Entry only
or call 66856454

Ballina RSL Club
New Year's Eve Comedy Festival
Entertainment: Fiona O'Lauglan, Mike Bennett, Gary Who and Mandy Nolan
Tickets: $59.90
Includes: A two-course meal
or call 66862544

Hotel Henry Rous
New Year's Eve Trip Kicks DJs Glow Party
Entertainment: Trip Kicks DJs (yes they have a busy night Webber, Deegs, Buzz and Captain Kaine), Nubi plus And Oh!
Tickets: $80 non members, $65 members
Includes: Entry, promo drink on arrival, finger food and glow
Info: 66862411

Lismore Showgrounds
Tribe (Tropical Fruits a LBGT event)
Entertainment: Lady K, Fiesta, Sveta, Kam Shafaati, Dan Murphy, Sandy Hotrod, Coxy, Pete Underwood, cabaret, art exhibition and film festival
Tickets: $90 members, $110 concession and $140 guest
Includes: Entry only (film festival is an additional cost)
or call 66226440

Out of town
Woodford Folk Festival: Woodfordia features too many acts to list, so head to for the full program and ticketing information.

Falls Festival: Though the event is on at Lorne as well as Marion Bay, Tasmania there are only tickets available for the later event. Head to for the line-up and ticketing information.

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