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Phillip Island will be getting a new dance-based festival for NYE this year, Beyond the Valley

Even among dismal announcements for Australian festivals in recent weeks, there is still hope for the national live music scene with the announcement of Beyond the Valley, which will take place on Phillip Island over December 30th and 31st starting this year.

The line-up is expected to be announced sometime next month, but the video below should give some idea to the style of the event. The free-born Native American-style costumes and modern soundtrack by British electronic duo AlunaGeorge hints to the event targeting the young, typically Triple J-listener market overlooked in recent years by the failing Big Day Out.

Perhaps Beyond the Valley reflects an attempt to fill the huge hole left by BDO’s departure, for 2014 at least. We’ll have to wait until the lineup is announced before we decide where BtV stands in the Australian festival scene, but we’re very excited nonetheless.

Beyond the Valley Music Festival from Beyond The Valley on Vimeo.

Snow Globe

SnowGlobe Music Festival is a three day festival held between December 29 – January 1 in Lake Tahoe, California, US. With its beautiful snow conditions and a killer line-up, SnowGlobe is sure to bring together music lovers, skiers and snowboarders for some massive new years celebrations. For the real party goers, there are even various after parties to attend.

With three stages over three days and featuring head liners such as Wiz Khalifa, Beat Antique, Big Gigantic, Deadmau5, Madeon, Mimosa, Chromeo and Laidback Luke, this festival is sure to make for a new years to remember!

NYE in Sydney’s Harbour!


From year to year the Sydney Harbour New Years Eve show gets bigger and better! Check out last years awesome party with the video below. Now if you will be heading down to the Harbour this year, check out the link right here to grab a good vantage point to watch the fireworks and the rest of the show!


Watching The Fireworks


Watch Sydney light up for the party of the year! Here’s how to plan your perfect night for the 9PM Family Fireworks, Midnight Fireworks and Harbour of Light Parade™. The Sydney New Year’s Eve Vantage Points map will guide you to the best view near you and let you know what restrictions will be in place on the night. Learn about the history of this iconic event and some of the new and exciting changes this year. To help you plan ahead:


Public transport and walking are the only ways to travel on New Year’s Eve, so leave your car at home. Refer to the Public Transport page for details about getting around.


NO BYO (bring your own) ALCOHOL restrictions apply to many vantage point sites. There are Alcohol Free Zones in place in a number of areas across the city on New Year’s Eve.

Look out for your mates. Plan a meeting place in case you get separated on the night as mobile phone networks can be congested.

For families with children, discreetly write your mobile phone number on your child’s arm so you can be contacted if your child becomes lost.


Sydney New Year’s Eve is a NO GLASS event. Glass bottles and containers are not permitted and bag checks are a condition of entry to all managed access sites. Use recycled or reusable containers instead.

Pack your own food in recyclable or reusable plastic containers. Non-alcoholic drinks, including water, must be in sealed plastic containers. Many sites will also have food and drinks for sale.

Use sunscreen and wear a hat as December daytime temperatures in Sydney are often above 30 degrees.

Bring clothing appropriate for cooler weather later in the evening.

Wear comfortable shoes – you will need to walk to and from vantage points and public transport terminals.

Bring your radio and tune in to 104.1 2Day FM for the 9PM Family Fireworks and Midnight Fireworks’ soundtracks.


Obey the road rules.

Be aware and considerate of others.

Don’t drink and ride. It is an offence to ride under the influence.

Wear a helmet and reflective clothing.

More Information

For more information please visit Sydney NYE official website right here. Learn how you can win a VIP NYE experience by clicking right here, and if you want to revisit the past firework shows on Sydney’s Harbour, you can! just click here to visit the gallery. Please be safe for this upcoming event and we wish you all a great new year to come! Hope you enjoyed this year of 2012, and please let us know your thoughts on the NYE event in Sydney Harbour by commenting below. Will you be attending this event? Don’t forget to “Like” this post!

Krewella Release New EP 'Play Harder'

As a follow up to their hugely successful EP, Play Hard, Krewella have released a remix EP titled ‘Play Harder’. The EP features remixes of their songs ‘Alive’ and ‘Killin It’ as well as a new track titled ‘Come & Get It’.

The eight track EP is available on iTunes as well as a free download on Krewella’s Facebook page.

After a string of successful shows at Stereosonic festivals around Australia, Krewella are now on tour in the US. If you can make it to any of their remaining shows, swing by and show your support, you will NOT be disappointed!

Wednesday 12th December – Miami Beach, FL – LIV
Saturday 29th December – Chicago, IL – Congress Theater
Mon day 31st December – Dallas, TX – Lights All Night at Fair Park
Monday 31st December – Denver, CO – Decadence @ Colorado Convention Center