Lismore LGBTIQ group Tropical Fruits is inviting you to Shine this New Year’s Eve, and we have your complete guide to this year’s festivities.
The group’s New Years Eve festival is a four-day LGBTIQ celebration held in the city of Lismore in northern New South Wales, the shimmering heart of the “Rainbow Region” on the land of the Bundjalung people.
Tropical Fruits has long drawn crowds from around Australia and the world for its New Year’s celebrations, and this year the group is celebrating their 30th anniversary.
“Come for the first time, or come again, as we celebrate 30 years of festivities,” said Tropical Fruits chair Brett Paradise.
“The retro-chic Lismore Showgrounds will be lovingly transformed by hundreds of volunteers into a sparkling renaissance of LGBTIQ culture.”
The New Years Eve party includes four dazzling feature dance floors with headliners DJs Grind & Toy Armada (direct from the USA) and Australia’s best DJs including Sveta, Sandi Hotrod, Les Smith and Ruby in the Dome.
“See the glitter and glam from the stage of the Cabaret, refresh your moonSHINE at the licensed bar or stop in to restore your inner glow with sumptuous food from the café,” Brett Paradise said.
“The traditional fireworks will light up the night sky like you’ve never seen before at midnight, blasting us all into New Years’ starlight.”
Brett Paradise said Tropical Fruits has come a long way during its 30 years of providing a “fun, safe and inclusive” community space.
“Across the festival week come SHINE with us as we remember we are all made of stardust as we stand beside each other and stare fearlessly into a brand-new year,” he said.
“We truly dance upon the shoulders of giants, so come celebrate with us and be part of the ongoing history of Tropical Fruits and our LGBTIQ community.”
To book tickets for Tropical Fruits’ New Years Eve festival visit their website. We’ve partnered with our friends at Tropical Fruits to give you a complete guide to this year’s festival, included in the latest issue of QNews Magazine, out now. You can read the guide online here and read issue #467 of QNews Magazine online here. To find a copy of QNews Magazine near you, click here.
(Photo by Greg Bork)