Following on from their success with the Fleet Review Spectacular, this New Year’s Eve it’s ABC TV that is the official broadcaster of the iconic Sydney New Year’s Eve fireworks, live from Sydney Harbour.
It will air on ABC1 at local times, but both the family and midnight fireworks can be seen Live nationally on ABC News 24.
New Year’s Eve 2013 will be a four-hour television event presented by ABC Sport’s Stephanie Brantz and ABC2’s Dirty Laundry Live host Lawrence Mooney and will capture all of the colour and excitement of the City of Sydney’s New Year’s Eve celebrations.
The broadcast will also feature a cast of much-loved ABC stars and characters, including Richard Roxburgh (Rake), Shaun Micallef (Mad as Hell), Michaela Banas (Upper Middle Bogan), Craig Mclachlan (Doctor Blake’s Murder Mysteries), Annabel Crabb (Kitchen Cabinet), Margaret And David (At The Movies), the cast of comedy series The Moodys, the teams from The Chaser, Gruen Planet and the new Spicks And Specks, plus many more.
The New Year’s Eve 2013 broadcast starts on Tuesday December 31 at 8.30pm on ABC1* with a live performance by Pete Murray and an official ‘Acknowledgment of Country’ and we’ll meet the man behind the events, Creative Ambassador Reg Mombassa.
The younger viewers are in for a treat when their favourite stars from ABC3 and ABC4Kids including Giggle And Hoot and the teams from Good Game and Studio 3 party on with the 9pm Family Fireworks Display. ABC3 star Kayne Tremills will take in the sights and sounds of the city as a roving reporter and we’ll cross to Brisbane and Melbourne to take a look at the events in those cities.
There will be live performances by Iota and Stonefield, plus comedian Sammy J and Randy and an irreverent Year in Review, looking back at the events that shaped 2013.
*ABC1 broadcast delayed to local times.
ABC News 24 will broadcast both the 9pm Family Fireworks Display and the Midnight Fireworks Display live AEDT.
8.30pm Opening welcome – Lawrence Mooney and Stephanie Brantz.
8.35pm Live performance by Pete Murray
8.40pm Acknowledgment of Country
8.45pm Meet Creative Ambassador Reg Mombassa
9.00pm Family Fireworks Display
9.17pm Year in Review – Part 1 (January-March)
9.30pm Live crosses to Melbourne and Brisbane
10.00pm Year in Review – Part 2 (April-June)
10.15pm Live performance by comedian Sammy J and Randy
10.45pm Year in Review – Part 3 (July-September)
10.54pm Live performance by Stonefield
11.06pm Live crosses to Melbourne and Brisbane
11.23pm Live performance by IOTA
11.30pm Year in Review – Part 4 (October-December)
11.56pm Live performance by IOTA
12.00am Midnight Fireworks Display