We’re not even into the glorious month of December, where everyone is frantically searching for overpriced gifts, drinking too much eggnog and praying that extra piece of Christmas cake doesn’t turn into a few extra lbs on the stomach – oh what joy! Our Manor is getting booked up fast for next month as we have the best views of the New Year’s fireworks from Cremorne Point. But how about making plans now for the 1st of January when the mayhem dies down and the hangover rises up: Since you’ll be staying at our affordable boutique Sydney hotel, why not go the extra resolution mile and start New Year’s Day with a splash?
When we’re talking about a splash, we really mean a ‘get your 2017 adrenaline on the right energetic and healthy track’ type of event! Field Day Sydney is the place to be and located at The Domain, this event is now in its umpteenth year of success. Launching in 2002, the organisers decided to bring in the New Year with a bang: in the sun, enjoying the grassy gardens and smothering you in heart pumping indie, hip hop, house and electronic music. The festival is for ages 18+ and 2017’s line up is a who’s who: from Alison Wonderland to Booka Shade, Childish Gambino and Giraffage and around 30 other artists bringing a hippy hippy shake smile to your January face. That’ll burn off the December body weight for sure.
Tickets are $140 with VIP prices at $190. The entry cost may sound steep but remember, if you’re going to be celebrating the fireworks from Cremorne Point Manor, you’ve saved yourself a bundle on 31st December entertainment costs elsewhere in the expensive downtown district. And what better way to bring in 2017 than dancing through the day and evening. Also account that the event organizers are serious about environmental preservation with their sustainability policies, energy consumption, water usage and waste management. They guarantee you’ll have a great time while also paying forward to our planet so expect to see a mass array of recycling facilities. Dance on the grass, not on trash – that’s the new motto we just made up that perfectly describes Field Day. And your entry price helps Fuzzy Entertainment (the organisers) to donate trees to Centennial Parklands and Botanic Gardens in Brisbane, Adelaide and Melbourne.
The grounds will have a fully licensed bar (including non alcoholic drinks), alongside a flurry of food stalls to keep your energy levels on high alert. They’ll also offer free water, always a lovely H2O benefit, and bundles of merchandise for sale. If you’re a delicate musical wall flower, free earplugs will be available. 2016 is nearly SO last year and 2017’s Field Day should now already be on your calendar.