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IT'S the home-grown New Year's Eve celebrations that's gaining world-wide notoriety as one of the best parties around.

The week-long GLBTI festival is run by over 300 volunteers and is based at the Lismore Showgrounds with satellite events throughout the Lismore CBD.

The New Year's Eve party will feature fireworks, three dance halls, cabaret, art exhibitions, chill spaces and licensed bar. The theme this year is Superfreaks.

Tickets are still available at

Soul Street

THE heart of Byron will come alive this New Year's Eve with the family friendly Soul Street event.

There will be plenty of local bands such as Thelma Plum, buskers, circus performers, fire twirlers, drummers and acts performing in Railway Park with tonnes of children's activities.

From 4pm until late.

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THE New Year's Eve Family Festival at Alstonville is a favourite for families in the Northern Rivers, attracting about 3000 people annually.

This year, the Alstonville Agricultural Society has taken over organisation of the festival.The all-weather event starts at the showground at 5pm with fireworks at 9.30pm.

As in previous years, the alcohol-free event will have lots of rides for kids, jumping castles, food and live music.

Tickets are $2 per person.


THE Ballina RSL Club will be putting on fireworks over the river to bring in the new year.

The free fireworks show will take place on the Richmond River.

The club will also host its annual NYE Big Gig Comedy Gala Dinner with Steady Eddy upstairs and the NYE Masquerade Party at the RSL Bowling Club.

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JAMES REYNE is set to deliver the ultimate summer double bill, hitting the road with Moving Pictures for a guaranteed memorable night of Aussie rock.

If you were a music fan in Australia in the 1980s and 1990, these were two names were impossible to avoid - both acts dominated the charts with multi-platinum albums and sold out tours.

At the Ballina RSL Club, 240 River St, Ballina, this Sunday from 7.30pm. $55.

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