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The Big Night Out - it's definitely on tonight!!!

31 December 2004

The Big Night Out - it's definitely on tonight!!!

With the weather set to hold for tonight, organisers of The Big Night Out are confident the New Year's Eve party in Wellington's Civic Square will draw the expected crowd of 8000.

"Yesterday's heavy rain has lifted - the show will go on!" says City Council Events Marketing Co-ordinator Jessica Garland. "The Big Night Out has never been cancelled in its 25-year history and with the weather forecast looking up, it looks tonight will be another fantastic free outdoor celebration of New Year's Eve."

Tonight's festivities start from 8pm with face-painting and entertainment for kids. The musical entertainment kicks off at 8.30pm with Wellington's favourite drag artiste, Pollyfilla, followed by legendary swing and jazz dance band The Vipers. The party atmosphere continues with That 80s Band who are more than a blast from the past - they're an explosion!

The Big Night Out is the first event in a line-up of over 100 free outdoor events in Meridian Energy Summer City over the months of January and February.

Programme for The Big Night Out 8.30pm
The Vipers 9.00pm
Pollyfilla and Kids' Countdown 9.10pm The Vipers 9.40pm Pollyfilla 9.55pm That 80s Band 10.40pm Pollyfilla 10.55pm That 80s Band 11.30pm Pollyfilla 11.40pm That 80s Band 12.00am New Year's Eve Countdown! 12.05am That 80s Band 12.30am End

Civic Square is an alcohol-free zone. Security will be on entry points enforcing the ban.

Details about other free events in Meridian Energy Summer City can be found in the brochure, on www.feelinggreat.co.nz or by calling the Hotline on 801 3500.

ENDS

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