Spend Cairns New Year’s Eve on the Esplanade!

New Year’s Eve will once again bring a feast of festivity to the Cairns waterfront, with music, activities and fireworks set to ring in the start of 2014.


The Cairns Esplanade’s NYE concert will feature headline act Nicky Bomba’s Bustamento supported by local artists Eddie Skiba and the Durand Line, Funky Love Tank and DJ Cam Kennedy.

After a high-energy performance at The Tanks in May, Nicky Bomba’s Bustamento is returning to Cairns for the NYE event.

Described as a “shaking seven-piece that pays homage to the upbeat rhythms of the Caribbean”, Bustamento’s calypso, mento, early reggae and ska styles will provide the perfect backdrop for welcoming the new year – Cairns style.

Supported by Rattle ‘n’ Hum, this year’s NYE celebrations will include a street party on the Esplanade.

Families will be well provided for with the Doyle Family Fun Show, face painting and more.

And local skydivers will come together for a one-off night jump and lagoon swoop just before 9pm and there will be two huge fireworks shows at 9am and midnight.

Entertainment starts at 6pm and will continue right through until midnight.

Changed traffic conditions will apply from 6am on New Year’s Eve.

Recover by the lagoon on New Year’s Day with local DJs from 1pm.


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