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Hobart NYE party


The cancellation of Marion Bay's Falls Festival has prompted other event companies to step up to fill the void.

A new show on Hobart's waterfront for New Year's Eve has been announced, headlined by Queensland indie rockers Jungle Giants and party favourites Yacht Club DJs.

“We want to see 2020 out in style. It’s been a difficult year for so many and we think this event will be a way for people to forget their troubles and start feeling optimistic about the New Year,” Director Brendan Self said.

Tasmanian acts Chase City, Lazer Baby amd Modern Opera have also been named to play at the 3-day event, being held at the Goods Shed.

Other artists performing are yet to be revealed. 

It's being run by Vandemonium Touring who previously put on gigs such as Rufus Du Sol, the Tasmanian Wine Festival and Day on the Lawn.

Whether the Tasmania's border restrictions will still be an issue come December, remains to be seen. 

"In a perfect world everything will go ahead but we have got some contingency plans. If the border restrcitions are in place, there may be a possibility for exemptions for artists...we're hoping that's not something we have to look at but we'll have to wait and see."

There's been speculation the organisers of Party in the Paddock would put on a festival-of-sorts in the wake of Falls' axing this year, but Mr Self thinks it might be too late for that.

"If you are planning to do something you really need to have been planning a while ago. It's hard to get a big act for New Year's Eve given there's lot of cities in Australia looking for them at the moment and they can't look internationally."

Organisers of this event are planning a day of free local music at the Regatta Grounds on December 31st. 

“We also have some amazing and innovative food and beverage offerings but many of those will be dependent on support from the state government and local council,” Mr Self said.

Tickets go on sale on Monday, starting at $79 or $140 VIP.

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