Here’s a programme that’s bound to stick to its airdate of December 31st, 2008.
TEN’s New Year’s Eve 2008 celebrations on Sydney Harbour this year are to be hosted by Andrew G and Kim Watkins.
Performing live onstage are Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, The Presets, Jessica Mauboy and Wes Carr.
Jason Coleman will choreograph the opening number while the early fireworks are to be counted down by upcoming Bondi Vet presenter Dr Chris Brown.
The family fireworks screen at 8.30-9.30 and it’s 11.30-12.30 for the midnight fireworks.
An explosive line-up of this year’s most successful home-grown music acts will perform at the ultimate New Year’s Eve celebration, the Lord Mayor’s Party, live from Sydney Harbour and broadcast exclusively on TEN.
Australian Idol’s Andrew G and 9am presenter Kim Watkins preside over the main celebrations, bringing all of the action and anticipation along with a string of surprises live to your living room. Plus Bondi Vet’s Dr Chris Brown will lead the countdown to the early family fireworks from the Botanical Gardens.
Headlining the main stage, Natalie Bassingthwaighte will perform her new single Someday Soon as well as current smash hit Alive. Heralded the most important Aboriginal voice of his generation, and big winner at this year’s ARIA and AIR Awards, Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu is set to deliver an un-missable performance.
Meanwhile multi-ARIA award winning electro group The Presets top off an incredible year by belting out chart topper My People, rising star Jessica Mauboy makes a special appearance with Burn from her smash debut album Been Waiting and Australian Idol champion Wes Carr brings his unique style and sound to the stage with a performance of newly released winners single You.
So You Think You Can Dance Australia’s resident judge Jason Coleman will choreograph the opening performance, setting the tone for the biggest party night of the year.
With thousands gathered around two of Australia’s most iconic landmarks, the Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House, viewers are awarded the best seat in the house for the legendary fireworks that mark the culmination of this amazing celebration.