All other cities, of course, would argue that they have the best celebrations and the biggest fireworks shows but any visitors to this fascinating country want to see the Sydney Harbour celebrations.
The Sydney New Years Eve event lasts all day but centres around the two main events: The 9pm family fireworks at Darling Harbour and the Midnight spectacular taking place at the Harbour Bridge.
With crowds expected to top 1.5 million arriving en masse to see the Harbour event for themselves – this place is not for the faint hearted.
The magnificent midnight display kicks off the rest of the World’s celebrations and in turn, attracts International multi-media attention for their fireworks display.
We featured early in 2012 that Kylie Minogue had been announced as creative director. She has worked tirelessly all year on exploring themes, music, styling and of course a colour scheme for the event.
Kylie, who is best known as a fabulous International singing sensation is renowned not only for her music but for her songwriting, acting and other merchandising was asked to take on the challenge to mark her 25-years in the music industry.
The theme EMBRACE, has been a really hands-on experience for Miss Minogue who has been the forerunner in pulling together Australian mobile network providers Testra to create an app for the android phone which will light up phone screens as coloured lights splash the Sydney Harbour Bridge marking the end of 2012 and welcoming in 2013. It is likely to be one of the biggest events ever tried using the phones in the crowds that have ever been attempted.
The colour scheme is magenta, yellow, purple and blue which are all intrinsic to all areas of the celebrations including the lights, mobile app and of course the spectacular fireworks display’s. There will also be screens showing 200 specially selected messages of ‘embrace’ throughout the night. Miss Minogue recently said “embrace is all about acceptance, tolerance, diversity and above all, love”. Making reference to Sydney she went on to say “in a City of great diversity, we come together on New Years Eve to embrace the future and all that we are and the potential that the future holds. “it’s all about that magical moment at Midnight when we throw our arms around the people we love and express our happiness”
The traditional fireworks shows will include 100,000 individual creations this year, including a brand new koala, Octopus and hand images up in lights. Fireworks director Fortunato Foti has said that whilst this year’s display might not be the biggest, it will certainly have people saying ‘I haven’t seen that before’.
Foti Fireworks have been in the pyro business since 1793. Sam Foti holds the record for the largest display shell ever fired which was a 24 inch Silver Kamuro. Foti and the team have been responsible for every display in Sydney since 2000.
Wherever you are this year, whether you are celebrating with family and friends or your pals down the local, in this difficult financial situation, it is more important than ever to pull together and make the best of it.
If you will be having fireworks for your local pub or Community Centre, why not give us a call. We have a massive range of products suitable for a garden display or a full on pyro show. With prices at half the RRP, I daresay that you will be hard pushed to find better quality products at these prices so come along and see us at our bespoke showrooms just outside of Sheffield and have a chat with us about what you want.
All the staff and management at Epic would like to thank you for your custom and wish you a happy and successful 2013.