Tropical Fruits confirm plans for New Years Eve festival in Lismore

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Images: Brad Mustow/Tropical Fruits

Long-running Lismore LGBTIQ group Tropical Fruits has announced the return of their 2022 New Years festival in December.

For more than 30 years, the Tropical Fruits have hosted their end-of-year festival in Lismore, and it’s become a major fixture on the LGBTIQ+ calendar.

Large crowds travel to Lismore in New South Wales’ Northern Rivers region to ring in the new year.

And after a scaled-back version last year and a very tough year this year for the region, the Fruits have announced their New Year’s Eve Festival will return in December with multiple parties. This year’s festival theme is “Wild Hearts”.

“Join us at the Lismore Showgrounds, on the unceded lands of the Bundjalung people,” the Tropical Fruits said.

“On December 31, dance until 6:00 AM across three dance floors. Experience the famous, spectacular Tropical Fruits Cabaret – or perhaps perform in it. See in 2023 gazing at the fireworks.

“New Year’s Eve is a time to gather with your fruity family and celebrate Hearts That Cannot Be Tamed.”

On January 1, the New Year’s Day Recovery Party is also on at Lismore Showgrounds.

Tropical Fruits NYE Festival tickets on sale now

Tickets to Tropical Fruits’ Wild Hearts New Years Eve festival went on sale on Tuesday (November 1) through Humanitix.

Camping is available from from December 27 to January 4. An exclusive camper’s only party is on December 30.

Volunteer registrations are also open now via the website.

Follow the Tropical Fruits Facebook page to stay up to date on their events.

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Jordan Hirst
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  1. Ron Bedford
    4 November 2022

    Can not believe This year’s dj line up.
    How could they have DJ Sweaty Baby.?..
    After what he did to all the guys that he had sex with and put there videos up on line..

  2. Petra
    4 November 2022

    Since when did T.F they start putting criminals on their headline bill.
    This guy ruin so many lives.
    That is a no for us..

  3. KK
    4 November 2022

    I think this has been through a legal and community process and has been resolved. People do the wrong thing sometimes, and I hope that if we own up to the harm we’ve caused, do our best to make it right with the person we’ve hurt, and learn from our mistakes, we should still be able to be a part of our community.

  4. Paul
    15 November 2022

    We won’t be going this year.
    The DJ line-up is terrible.
    Why the bloody hell would they put DJ Sweaty Baby on their lineup. A disgusting individual.
    Did tropical fruits do any homework on who they employ…
    I’ll be staying in Brisbane this year.

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