Andrew Barr thought it was a good New Years

johnboy 1 January 2014

Andrew Barr has kindly provided a recap of last nights events in the city:

Canberra celebrated the end of a successful Centenary year with explosive celebrations in Civic Square and Garema Place last night, making for a spectacular start to 2014.

Upwards of 45,000 people flocked to the city to enjoy the fantastic line up of free entertainment for all ages, accompanied by an exciting festival atmosphere.

In Civic Square, families were entertained by Aussie rock icons You Am I, who were supported by Alex Gibson, of The Voice fame, and local seven-piece Tuchasoul.

Later in the evening the annual Bass in the Place dance party drew crowds to Garema Place with South Australian electronic artist, Uberjak’d, and DJs Felixx, Rawson and The Projectz.

Canberra company Fireworks Australia ensured the state-of-the-art pyrotechnic displays at 9pm and midnight – which were digitally-synchronised to two brilliant soundtracks featuring an exciting compilation of 2013 hits – were a highlight of the evening’s entertainment.

New Year’s Eve is always a special occasion in Canberra, particularly this year as we farewell our Centenary year and celebrate the start of a new chapter as a city full of brilliant possibilities.

New Year’s Eve in the City was proudly presented by the ACT Government and sponsored by PRIME 7, Mix 106.3 and FM 104.7.

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