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ABC New Year's Eve

The Night is Yours

Get ready for a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of Sydney's World Famous NYE celebrations at the Sydney Opera House. Ben Folds will headline the New Year's Eve concert alongside Baker Boy, Client Liaison, Casey Donovan, and a host of brilliant Australian artists.

Tickets for the event will be available through a ballot system and cost $40 each (plus booking fee), with proceeds going to support the ABC’s Don’t Stop The Music campaign. The ballot is open now and will close at 11.59pm Sunday 18 November. Stay tuned for the full line-up!


“I feel so lucky that I was able to attend the concert and have the most amazing view of the fireworks. I want to do it all again, it went too quickly. "

Donna Shields January 2018 

Your ticket to the best New Year's Eve party in town!

You and three of your friends have the chance to welcome the new year at the ABC’s The Night Is Yours musical extravaganza. The concert features an incredible lineup of artists,  including internationally renowned singer-songwriter Ben Folds, legendary Aussie rocker Daryl Braithwaite and the powerhouse voice of Casey Donovan. Also performing are pop duo Client Liaison, Indigenous Hip Hop artist Baker Boy, soul singer Kaiit and drummer extraordinaire turned solo artist, G Flip.   

They will be performing songs chosen by the Australian public, against the spectacular backdrop of the fireworks over Sydney Harbour.

Tickets for the event are available through a ballot system. You have seven days to make an application for tickets. Successful applicants will then be notified via email from Sydney Opera House with a link to purchase. Tickets are only $40 each (plus booking fee), with proceeds going to support the ABC’s Don’t Stop The Music campaign, which aims to assist every public primary school in Australia to build a music program into their curriculum.


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Don't Stop The Music charity

All funds from ticket sales (excluding ticketing fees) will be donated to the Don’t Stop The Music appeal.

Don’t Stop the Music, a three-part series airing on ABC and iview in November 2018, will include a national campaignto bring music into Australian primary schools.

It features award-winning Australian musician Guy Sebastian and sees pioneering music advocates implement a comprehensive music education program at Challis Community Primary School in Perth. The series follows the children of Challis as they embark on an extraordinary journey to transform their school community, demonstrating the power of music to improve their learning and to inspire hearts and minds.

The accompanying campaign with the ABC’s not-for-profit partners Musica Viva and The Salvos’ Just Brass, will provide instruments, monetary donations and educational resources to support music education programs for Australian primary schools in need.


Northern Broadwalk concert. Image: Daniel Boud

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