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ABC TV To Host Sydney New Year's Eve Fireworks

NewsKevin Perry

ABC TV is set to kick off your New Year with an explosive start as the official broadcaster of the iconic 2013 SYDNEY NEW YEAR’S EVE Fireworks, live from Sydney Harbour.

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.

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


*ABC1 broadcast delayed to local times.