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The Animals Live in Wollongong | Centro CBD

Iconic rhythm, blues and rock band, The Animals, are heading to Wollongong with their legendary lyrics for a live gig at Centro CBD on Thursday, 18 May 2017.

With music as relevant today as it was in the 1960’s, The Animals have provided anthems for generations with hit songs such as ‘We Gotta Get Out of This Place‘, ‘The House of the Rising Sun‘, ‘It’s My Life‘ and ‘Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood‘.

Formed in 1962 and 1963 in Newcastle Upon Tyne in England, The Animals were part of the legendary ‘British Invasion’ and entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.

With great success in Australia with 9 Top 50 hits, we can’t wait to see them in the Gong.

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Drummer John Steel had a chat with us and we soon discovered his still a cheeky English lad.

You went to art school as a teenager, and have previously described yourself as a ‘dropout’. Were you a bit of a rebel back in the day?

John: Yeah, I think so. The art school thing was the way to avoid doing a proper job I think. I did have a bit of an artisic streak but I was a terrible academic.

That first day at art school was when I met Eric Burdon and that was the first stirring of The Animals.  Eric and I discovered that we had the same taste in music, movies and all kinds of stuff and next thing you know we formed a band.

What was it like to be part of the  famous ‘British Invasion’ into America?

John: It was a really exciting time. Everything was a new experience. Suddenly we went from being fans of the music to playing it.

We were five working class Geordie lads from the North West of England.  In those days that wasn’t a common thing in America.

All of a sudden it was these crazy kids from England charging over to America and having a great time. It was the first time we were able to stand and say this is our music. It was thrilling to be able to do that.

Who were your musical influences?

John: Great rock n rollers like Chuck Berry and Little Richard, early Elvis, Buddy Holly, Fats Domino, there were so many great ones.

We started to delve down deeper and found where it all came from which was the blues with people like Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and Lightnin’ Hopkins. There were some fantastic blues artists which had been playing some amazing music without being recognised really.

‘We Gotta Get Out of This Place’ was an anthem to the US Armed Forces during the Vietnam War and continues to be an anthem to this day. Why do you think it is still relevant today?

John: Over the years it has developed into a universal anthem for just anyone who wants to make a change or go in a different direction.

Everyone has a moment in their lives where they think i’ve gotta get out of this place. It’s a perfect song for those kinds of situations.

You have previously described the success of ‘House of the Rising Sun’ as life changing.

John: It was a number one hit record all over the world. It opened doors everywhere for us. It was the song that put The Animals on the map.

The Animals music has withstood the test of time with new generations of fans.  How does that make you feel?

John: It’s astonishing. It always gives me a lot of pleasure to see. When we are playing in a foreign country there are always kids in the front rows singing the songs and they know them better than I do.

We really have the great fortune to have some dark songs about real life rather than middle of the road kind of pop songs. These songs seem to have an effect on any generation.

You have an amazing list of hit music to reference. How do you go about putting a set list together?

John: Our set list is never the same. We always play the hits but we have such a large catalogue of material that we just shuffle them around.

We’re not a cabaret act, we’re a rock n roll band. We like to keep things fresh. It’s great to play songs we haven’t played in donkey years and it’s great to get the audiences’ reaction.

The band members have changed over the years. What keeps you performing with The Animals?

John: It’s love of the music, enjoying the travelling and performing in front of an audience that gives you great feedback. There’s nothing like getting a standing ovation at the end of your show.

We always close with ‘Land of the Rising Sun‘ and it never fails to get people on their feet so it’s always the last number that we play. I’m such a lucky fellow to just be able to do that for a living.

Original members John Steel and Mick Gallagher along with Danny Handley and Scott Whitely will bring The Animals live to Centro CBD (28 Stewart St, Wollongong) on Thursday, 18 May 2017.

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Show only – $65.00

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Anzac Day Services in Wollongong

ANZAC Day Services and commemorations will take place throughout the Illawarra on Wednesday, 25 April 2018.

Tuesday 24 April 2018

Vietnam Memorial Anzac Day Service

Flagstaff Hill, Wollongong – Vietnam Veterans memorial.
Time: 6.30pm.
For more information call Pam Bowmaker (02) 4228 6774.

ANZAC Day
Wednesday 25 April 2018

Wollongong City Anzac Day Dawn Service

Where: Wollongong Cenotaph, McCabe Park (march forming outside City Diggers to Cenotaph).
Time: 4.45am for 5am service.
More information: Wollongong RSL Sub Branch (02) 4225 9818.

Corrimal RSL Dawn Service

Where: March from Corrimal RSL to the Memorial at Anzac Grove off Railway Street for service and return to RSL.
Time: Form up 5.30am, Service at 6 am.
More information: John Simpson 0403 928 506.

Coledale RSL Dawn Service

Where: Meet at Reserve most eastern end Cater St 5.50am for march to Coledale RSL. 6am Service and then gold coin breakfast at the Club.
Time: 5.50am, service at 6am.
More information: Coledale RSL – Hayley Smart (02) 4267 1873.

Austinmer/Thirroul RSL Sub-Branch

Where: March from car park adjacent to Austinmer Surf Club to Austinmer War Memorial. Breakfast at Thirroul Bowling Club.
Time: 5.45am, service at 5.50am.
More information: Tony Starling 0425 212 428.

Austinmer/Thirroul RSL Sub-Branch

Where: Dawn Service at William Woodward Park, Thirroul. Breakfast at Thirroul Bowling Club.
Time: 6am.
More information: Tony Starling 0425 212 428.

Dapto RSL Club

Where: Dawn Service at Memorial at Dapto Railway Station.
Time: ​6am.
More information: Mick Johnston (02) 4261 7333.

Woonona-Bulli RSL Club

Where: March from IGA car park at Woonona to the cenotaph at Woonona-Bulli RSL Club.
Time: Form up 5.45am, march 6am followed by service.
More information: Les at Woonona Bulli RSL Club (02) 4284 1577.

Wollongong Anzac Day City March

Where: March commences lower Crown Street Mall turning right into Kembla Street, then right into Burelli Street, then left into Church Street, pass the Cenotaph in McCabe Park, and dispersing into MacCabe Park after Pioneer Hall. Official service will commence in the Wollongong Town Hall at 11.30am.
Time: 10am march commences. Service commences at 11.30am approx.
More information: Wollongong RSL Sub Branch (02) 4225 9818.

Dapto Bowling Club

Where: Sunset service at Dapto Bowling Club.
Time: 5.30pm sunset Service.
More information: Dapto Bowling Club (02) 4261 1160.

Helensburgh RSL

Where: Dawn Service at Charles Harper Memorial Park, Helensburgh. Breakfast to follow at Helensburgh Tradies and/or The Centennial Hotel.
Time: 5.45am dawn service.
More information: Michael Ali, Helensburgh RSL 0418 974 074.

Port Kembla RSL Club

Where: Small service at the RSL Club on Allan St.
Time: 6am service.
More information: Terry Wetherill 0417 241 827.

Stanwell Tops

Where: Service at Stanwell Tops Memorial Park followed by refreshments.
Time: 10am service.
More information:Lions Club of Helensburgh, Christine Keane 0425 200 979.

Windang

Where: Parade commences from Lake Illawarra Hotel carpark to Club Windang for service.
Time: 7.45am parade commences followed by service.

More information: Club Windang (02) 4296 4044.​

Information sourced from Wollongong City Council. Visit wollongong.nsw.gov.au

Summer School Holidays in Wollongong

School holidays in Wollongong are always a special time and these Summer school holidays are no exception.

This is our pick of the top activities and events happening in and around Wollongong.

Disclaimer: Event details may change and/or are subject to weather conditions. Please confirm details with individual event holders prior to attendance.

Fun-damentals – Sports and Movementfun-damentals-school-holidays

When: 19 Dec – 24 Dec and 2 Jan – 27 Jan
Where: Lindsay Park Primary School

Always popular during the school holidays, the Fun-damentals Summer School Holiday Program offers affordable fun for primary school aged children.

Held at Lindsay Park Primary School in Wollongong, the focus is on developing fundamental movement skills in a fun and exciting environment.

Activities include laser tag, cricket, soccer, tennis, basketball, netball, gymnastics, Lego, dominos, life-size Jenga, dance classes with Taylor, talent competitions, plays and performances and so much more.

1st child $50 – discounts for siblings (CCR and CCB available). Iif you pay taxes you are eligible for the CCR which means you only pay half the advertised fee.

Open 19 Dec – 24 Dec and 2 Jan – 27 Jan from 8.00am – 6.00pm daily (in all weather conditions).

BOOKINGS: For more information and bookings contact Daniel Morris on 0423 661 911 or email danielsteely6@hotmail.com

Visit fun-damentals.com.au 

Burgh’s Summer Campburghs-summer-camp

When: 16 – 20 January
Where: Burgh, Helensburgh

CIRCUS, CLIMBING and PARKOUR workshops are preparing to take over the Burgh these Summer School Holidays.

It’s all about adventure, with the core activities set up outdoors in a week full of exciting workshops, giving the kids the chance to learn amazing new skills.

Workshops include outdoor parkour, acrobatics, outdoor aerials, unicycling, stilt-walking, tree climbing, slacklining and abseiling.

Suitable for children aged 6 – 14 years. Full days 10.00am – 3.00pm or half days 10.00am – 1.00pm.

Full week: $285.00 | Per day: $60.00 | Half day options available (10.00am – 1.00pm): $40.00 | Lunch option: $5.00 per day

Special Offer: Mention this ad when booking Burgh’s Summer Camp and receive a free child’s lunch for each day booked.

Visit burgh.com.au

Early Start Discovery Spacediscovery-space-school-hols

When: 3 – 29 January
Where: Building 21, University of Wollongong

Escape the heat and celebrate the best of summer at the Discovery Space from Tuesday 3 January until Sunday 29 January 2017 (closed Mondays and Australia Day).

Each week of the school holidays your child can enjoy special activities, crafts and workshops based on fun summertime themes:

  • Week 1 (3-8 January): Into the Garden – BOOK NOW!
  • Week 2 (10-15 January): Pool Noodle Party! – BOOK NOW!
  • Week 3 (17-22 January): Bursting with Bubbles – BOOK NOW!
  • Week 4 (24 -29 January): Aussie Games – No Bookings required

Once you enter the Discovery Space there are a variety of FREE public programs. These do not require a reservation.

Bring along your hat & sunscreen and participate in the Sun Smart Scavenger Hunt, a self-guided activity running all day, every day during school holidays!

Discovery Space also offers a variety of interesting paid workshops which do require advanced booking and have limited spaces.

Visit earlystartdiscoveryspace.edu.au

Fun Club Holiday Programfun-club-banner-image-870x310

When: 19 – 27 January
Where: 13 Fun Club Locations throughout the Illawarra

The Fun Club December/January school holiday program is jam-packed with activities for kids aged 5-12.

Operating on weekdays from 19-23 December and 3-27 January, programs are run from 13 Fun Club locations and each centre has their own fun-filled program planned to make sure the kids won’t be bored these holidays.

The kids will have a blast on excursions like Luna Park, Jamberoo Action Park, Cables Aqua Park and Go Karting.

There’s also plenty of water fun at the centres with waterslides, slip ’n’ slides and water fights. The centre days are packed full of fun with activities like colour run, console games, discos, tie-dyeing, Lego, art and craft, celebrating Australia Day and so much more!

The centre days are packed full of fun with activities like colour run, console games, discos, tie-dyeing, Lego, art and craft, celebrating Australia Day and so much more!

Costs are applicable for the child care benefit and the 50% government rebate.

Book in for Fun Club’s School Holiday program by visiting bigfatsmile.com.au/funclub. Fill in the electronic booking form and email directly to your Fun Club centre.

Sunset Cinema Wollongongsunset-cinema-wollongong

When: 16 Dec – 18 Feb
Where: Wollongong Botanic Garden

With three screenings each week including family movie nights, the kids will love a night at the cinemas under the stars.

You can grab a Family Pass for only $45 plus booking fee. The Family Pass is only available online, otherwise grab your General Admission at the Gate on the night.

There will be a delicious range of snacks and drinks from the snack bar for your movie-viewing enjoyment including Cobs Popcorn, Bulla Family Dairy Choc Tops plus special treats available for the adults, MadFish Wines and 4 Pines Brewing Company beer.

Family Movies

Pete’s Dragon – 23 Dec
Storks – 29 Dec
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – 30 Dec + 14 Jan
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – 6 Jan
Trolls – 13 Jan + 21 Jan
Red Dog: True Blue – 27 Jan
Moana – 3 Feb
Sing – 17 Feb

Visit sunsetcinema.com.au/wollongong

32nd Illawarra Folk Festivalillawarra-folk-festival

When: 12 -15 January
Where: Bulli Showground

With over 150 acts jamming it out over 4 days, the annual Illawarra Folk Festival will take the holidays up a notch.

Over 4 exciting days get set to discover folk, world, roots, bluegrass, gypsy and celtic music plus poetry, comedy and dance with local and international acts.

Come for one day or come for all four. Why not make it a truly magical experience and camp out under the stars of the Northern Illawarra escarpment with camping and onsite parking available.

This is an all ages event. Children aged 12 and under are admitted free (with a paying parent). Ages 12+ require a ticket. All minors aged 18 and under must be accompanied by a ‘responsible adult’.

Fringe Events
Fringe events include the Honk! Oz (15 to 17 January 2017), Folk Music School open to all ages with approx. 40 workshops (11/12 January 2017), Green Music Train (14/15 January 2017), Tripe Dinner and Dinner Italian Style (12 January 2017) and more.

Check the FRINGE EVENTS Calendar

View the Full Program including scheduled artist details.

SPECIAL OFFER

When you purchase a ticket to the 32nd Annual Illawarra Folk Festival and enter the promo code ‘FestivalCD‘, you will receive a Festival Souvenir CD (double CD with 42 artists) absolutely FREE!

Offer applies to all Adult 4 Day (with or without camping), Adult Weekend and Adult Day (Friday/Saturday/Sunday) Passes. Offer expires midnight on Monday 9 January 2017.

Anyone using the promo code will be given their Festival CD when they arrive at the Festival.

Visit illawarrafolkfestival.com.au

Wollongong Youth ServicesWollongong Youth Services

When: 3 – 25 January
Where: 85 Burelli Street, Wollongong

All activities and events at the Wollongong Youth Services are free.

Catering for young adults aged 12 – 24 year, activities include Girls Cafe, Creative Den, DJ Workshops, live performances by local musicians, movie screenings, screamer water slide, sports spectacular or just ‘hang out’ and play some basketball, pool or table tennis.

To make a booking or to find out more information contact the Youth Services Team on 4227 8222 or email youthservices@wollongong.nsw.gov.au

Mister Maker and The Shapesmister-maker-the-shapes_ft

When: 21 January
Where: WIN Entertainment Centre

Mister Maker and The Shapes is a brilliant, fun, fast paced and interactive show everyone will enjoy these summer school holidays.

Bring the whole family to join the ultimate arts and craft hero for some arty adventures.

There will be a big ‘make’ to take part in, super songs and dances to join in with and of course, his fantastic sidekicks The Shapes!

Tickets at ticketmaster.com.au

Inflatable Fun at Albion Park Poolinflatable-fun-at-albion-park-pool_ft

Inflatable Fun at Albion Park Pool is back for Summer.
The toy will be in the pool on a variety of dates, from 1.00 – 3.00pm.

Wednesday 21st December 2016
Friday 30th December 2016
Wednesday 4th January 2017
Friday 6th January 2017 (Pool open day)
Wednesday 25th January 2017
Friday 27th January 2017
Entry fees apply.

More info at shellharbour.nsw.gov.au

Honk Oz! 2017Honk Oz

When: 19 – 21 January
Where: Wollongong Arts Precinct

HONK Oz is a collision of musicians, friends, families, outrageous costumes and irresistible music.

A fringe event of the Illawarra Folk Festival, it all happens in and around the Wollongong Arts Precinct from 19 – 21 Jan.

Check out the FULL SCHEDULE or REGISTER NOW for Kids Honk! Band 2017 (suitable for children 9 years +).

Christmas Lights Around Wollongongchristmas-lights-in-wollongong

You can’t have Christmas holidays without a visit to the local Christmas Lights.

Kids love to see the lights and so do the adults! Make sure you check out our list of Christmas Lights in and around Wollongong.

Visit Christmas Lights in Wollongong.

MORE SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

ART
Wollongong Art Gallery Workshops

THEATRE
The Listies Ruin Xmas – 23 Dec
Storytime Ballet: The Nutcracker – 8 – 11 Jan
The Very Hungry Caterpillar – 13 – 14 Jan
Disney’s Beauty and The Beast – 20 – 28 Jan

SPORTS AND FUN
Superslides at Reddall Reserve – 7 Jan

SCIENCE
Science Centre and Planetarium
Wollongong Global Game Jam 20 – 22 Jan

FREE
Your Local Library – Various free activities throughout the holidays.

Phil Barlow and The Wolf | Beaches Hotel Thirroul

Dishing out their signature feast of gritty, growling notes and tones and adding a splash of love, Phil Barlow and the Wolf will bring their East Coast Tour to Thirroul’s Beaches Hotel on Sunday 11 December. They even have a gift for us!

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To thank fans for their amazing support, you can download their new single, ‘Love Is All I Feel‘, for FREE during this tour. To download simply visit www.philbarlowandthewolf.com

After an amazing performance at The Bombie Bar back in September this year, we can expect good vibrations and a killer performance at Beaches Hotel on Sunday, 11 December.

Check out what lead singer Phil has to say about connecting and bringing the love to town.

Your new single, Love Is All You Feel is a groove-laden, blues-rock-funk number encouraging people to open up and connect with their fellow humans. How did the song come about?

I had been going through a challenging time when I wrote this song. I was faced with intense situations that would typically provoke a negative reaction from me, until one day I made a choice to start adopting loving thoughts in those moments instead of negative ones.

I then did this with every area of my life and amazing things started to happen. Loving and supportive people were becoming more present in my day to day life, loving gestures kept coming back to me, more people were coming to shows, opportunities were getting better.

It’s not like romantic love, it’s more centred and universal than that. It is like a whole different way to see and experience life. And I wanted to give that to others too.

The band and I are so grateful for all the support people gave us with this last album, so we dedicated this song to them. That’s why we are giving “Love Is All I Feel” away for free during this tour. It is downloadable now from our website: www.philbarlowandthewolf.com

How important do you think music’s role is in connecting people?

Music is such a gift in that it gives people words and sounds to express what they perhaps can’t themselves.

It can certainly help you to realise that you are not alone in your feelings and experiences. Music also helps release emotion and exchanges energy between people in a positive way, which is an essential part of a mentally healthy and balanced community.

Music has been an element in human culture always and there is a good reason for that!

When you are live on stage how do you connect with your fans?

I first focus on allowing myself to truly let go into the moment. I then project that outward to engage and invite people to get wild with us!

To see people unleash that liberating energy of not caring who’s watching is why we do what we do. It can get wild, but there are a lot of busy minds that need to be released and we create a positive space that allows people to be themselves and let loose.

You are giving back to the fans for their amazing support by allowing them to download Love Is All You Feel for free.  How has the response been so far?

Yes! It has been great thank you!

The band and I are so grateful for all the support people gave us with this last album, so we dedicated this song to them.

A lot of dedicated howlers are appreciative of the free download and our expression of gratitude. People are saying lots of kind things.

Your music video features the ‘Howler’ community, local musicians, artists, friends and fans at a party. What vibe were you hoping to create with this video and did you achieve it?

It was a simple intention. To create an energy of Love and light hearted fun. Yeah, I am happy to be able to share a taste of that with the world.

We are excited to hear that you are heading back our way. What keeps bringing you back to the Gong?

There is something about the Gong that feels like a home away from home. People are so friendly and open minded, the landscape is amazing and we have friends and family down there too, so it’s an easy decision really!

You last visited the Gong back in September this year when you played at The Bombie Bar. What can we expect when you return on Sunday, 11 December at Beaches Hotel in Thirroul?

It’s time to fire up and enjoy a great run of shows! Aaaaooooo!!

It will be summer, so you can expect sweaty, wild, raw, energetic, passionate, spontaneous fun, sharing the soul of the blues, to edges of rock, the rhythm of funk and the warmth of our universal love. The rest depends on what the good people of Wollongong inspire!

You recently played to a packed and excited crowd at the 2016 Blues on Broadbeach. Things got wild, bras were removed and we hear your shirt disappeared. Is there a bit of animal instinct at play here?

I think my previous responses may have given you hints. Yes! We humans are just intelligent animals. We need love, connection, feelings of significance, to give, to receive, and yes, sometimes we just need to be wild and unrestricted! Don’t you? Come on, I dare you…

You’ve been compared to Jim Morrison from the legendary group The Doors. If you could ask Jim Morrison just one question, what would it be?

Why did you cross over at 27?

If you weren’t a musician, what would you be?

Insane. Hehe…

Check out Phil Barlow and The Wolf on Sunday, 11 December at Beaches Hotel Thirroul.

www.philbarlowandthewolf.com

New Year’s Eve in Wollongong

Whether you want to bring in the New Year with bubbles and dancing or in a family friendly atmosphere, this is your guide to the best of the best when it comes to New Year’s Eve in Wollongong.

We have put together a list of Wollongong’s most sought after New Year venues and details of where to find some family friendly fun.

Of course, who could forget the fireworks? Find out where you can see the fireworks in and around Wollongong by simply scrolling down.

Novotel Wollongong Northbeach
2 – 14 Cliff Road, North Wollongong

 

Celebrate the year that has been and the year to come at Novotel Wollongong Northbeach.

Whether you want to celebrate in style and bring in the new year with a dance under the stars or would prefer a family friendly event with a prime spot to take in the fireworks, Novotel have you covered.

NYE Big Bash on The Deck
7.00pm – 1.00am

Celebrate in style and bring in the new year with a dance under the stars with our event on The Deck!

Indulge in a deluxe seafood buffet, 5.5 hour beverage package and bubbles bar before dancing the night away with our live band and DJ spinning till late. Perfect spot to take in the Wollongong fireworks and to party in style!

NOTE: This is an 18+ only event.

Price:  Adults $179 | Accor Plus $169

NYE Family Fun in Windjammers Restaurant
6.00pm – 10.00pm

Celebrate with the family with a deluxe seafood buffet, 4 hour beverage package and live music before taking in the fireworks from the terrace.

Tickets

Price: Adults $99 | Accor Plus $89 (Accor Plus Card valid for 2 x tickets. Any further tickets will need to provide their own membership number or pay for the full price tickets)

Children 13-17yrs $30 | 5-12yrs $15 | 0-4yrs FREE

Visit novotelnorthbeach.com.au

City Beach
Marine Drive, Wollongong

Celebrate New Years Eve at City Beach!
Bring in the New Year in Style.
7.30pm – 1am

Sumptuous 5 course menu
5.5hr beverage package
Dance the night away under the starlight ceiling with live entertainment from the Press Club Band (6 piece band)
Perfect location to watch the 9pm fireworks
Games and Giveaways
Photo op area
Hosted by Dave Collins

City Beach Menu

Sourdough bread rolls
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Amuse: Gazpacho with a smoked salmon biscotti
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Petunia salmon with almond hummus, puffed quinoa with crispy kale
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Quail wrapped in pancetta, with caponata and pomegranate jus
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Spring lamb lion wellington with smoked eggplant puree, heirloom carrot, broccolini and onion marmalade with garlic thyme jus
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Strawberry yogurt mousse with almond sponge and blueberry glace
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Petit fours

Tickets

Adults- $179pp

Bookings

Bookings Are Essential – Call 02 4228 3188 for more info.

Visit citybeach.events

Lagoon Seafood Restaurant
Stuart Park, North Wollongong

Bust a move at Lagoon’s New Year’s Eve 80s Party!

Let’s hear it for the Wild Boys and the Material Girls! Celebrate good times and party down with award-winning food and music that’s so fine, it blows your mind.

Get into the groove with a 4-course deluxe menu, 5-hour drinks package (including red, red wine), views to take your breath away and footloose 80s beats all night long.

If you wanna dance with somebody, we’re rocking the casbah with the Immaculate Madonna Show, She’s So Unusual Cyndi Lauper Show, and an 80s Retrospective packed with every one-hit-wonder you know and love.

Don’t fight the crowds for your right to party. For girls (and boys) who just want to have fun, no one throws a New Year’s Eve party like Lagoon. We’ll shake you all night long (well, from 7.30pm-12.30am).

Tickets

$165 per person

Bookings

Walk this way and book now, phone 4226 1677.
Get on the party train at The Lagoon!

Visit lagoonrestaurant.com.au 

New Year’s Eve Fireworks
Belmore Basin – Wollongong Harbour
Fireworks: 9.00pm


Celebrate the new year at this family-friendly, alcohol-free event.

Live music, roving performers, face painting, amusement rides, and food and novelty stalls provide a lively atmosphere in the lead-up to our fireworks spectacular at 9pm.

New Year’s Eve 2017 is an accessible event

The Wollongong 2017 New Year’s Eve celebrations will include some features to assist people with disabilities to attend. For details visit the Wollongong City Council accessible event page.

Getting there

We recommend catching the train to Fairy Meadow, North Wollongong or Wollongong stations, and then jumping on the free Gong Shuttle Bus.

For more bus and train information phone 131 500 or visit www.transportnsw.info

Road Closures

Between 4pm – 10.15pm on New Year’s Eve the following roads will be closed:

  • Cliff Road between Georges Place and Marine Drive
  • Harbour Street between Cliff Road and Smith Street, including Old Court House Lane
  • Harbour access ramp off Endeavour Drive.

Between 8.30pm – 9.30pm lower Endeavour Drive will also be closed.

Businesses within the road closure zone will be open as normal.

Visit wollongong.nsw.gov.au for more information.