Tropical Fruits confirm plans for New Years Eve party in Lismore


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Long-running Lismore LGBTIQ group Tropical Fruits has announced their plans for their 2021 New Years party next month.

For more than 30 years, the Fruit’s end-of-year festival has been a major drawcard on the LGBTIQ+ calendar. Large crowds travel to Lismore in New South Wales’ Northern Rivers to ring in the new year.

The group has confirmed their plans for a one-night-only dance party, Aqueerious Rising, on December 31, 2021.

“Unfortunately, we cannot hold our usual smorgasbord of festival offerings,” the group explained.

“But [we] deliver in its place a New Years Eve party, where we simply dance until dawn like the old days.

“Surrender to your senses, step away from your worldly worries, and let Aqueerious Rising bring you to a more grounded, connected and earthly place.

“We honour the trailblazing LGBTIQ+ folk who came as part of the Nimbin Aquarius Festival in the early 70’s, with the passion they would then channel into creating Mardi Gras and Tropical Fruits.

“We are currently in a new Age of Aquarius, so let’s all embrace our inner flower child in the garden of love.”

Tropical Fruits New Years Eve 2021 tickets on sale December 1

The Tropical Fruits 1000-person party at the Lismore Showgrounds will feature two dance spaces, Arena and The Birdcage, with DJs all night and a licensed bar.

“At midnight, we can unite as a Fruity family, to be awestruck by the spectacular fireworks signifying moving into the New Year with hope and happiness,” the group explained.

Tickets to Tropical Fruits’ Aqueerious Rising New Years Eve party are on sale from December 1 through Eventbrite.

Volunteer registrations also open on December 1 via the Tropical Fruits website. Also follow the group’s Facebook page to stay up to date with their events.

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Jordan Hirst
Jordan Hirst

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