New Year's Eve gig guide
Christchurch will be partying on New Year's Eve in many eclectic ways.
Take your pick from a Onesie party, the council's free fireworks filled festivities in North Hagley Park, a performance by the Wellington Sea Shanty Society, a heavy metal new year at Churchills, the Jordan Luck Band at Ferrymead Speight's Ale House, The Eastern and Lindon Puffin in Lyttelton or party with AHoriBuzz and friends at Dux Live.
However you choose to spend New Year's Eve, best wishes for a safe, happy and prosperous 2014.
YEAR'S EVE GIG GUIDE
ALVARADOS: Willie's open mic, 7pm. 77 Stevens St.
ASTRO LOUNGE: Dr Sanchez presents Dark Side of the Moon, 6pm. 23 Worcester Blvd.
BEALEY SPEIGHT'S ALE HOUSE: The Jamesons Irish music session, 8pm. 263 Bealey Ave.
BECKS SOUTHERN ALEHOUSE: Famous Unknowns, 9pm. 155 Colombo St.
THE BREWERY: New Year's Eve special with Drawcard. 3 Garlands Rd, Woolston.
THE CBD BAR: Soul Kitchen, Madras St.
CHRISTCHURCH CASINO: Mashina Lounge, New Year's Eve party with Puree and DJ Pulzar, 8pm, general admission $50. Victoria St.
CHURCHILLS: Heavy New Year with 8 Ft Sativa, Tainted, Bow Messiah, Just One Fix, Osmium and Empire. Tickets $45 from venue. 441 Colombo St.
THE CLUB: New Year's Eve party 5pm-3am, $10 door, free before 9.30pm. 685 Colombo St.
THE CRAIC IRISH BAR: New Year Party with karaoke and DJ Chick. 84 Riccarton Rd.
DUX LIVE: New Year's Eve featuring AHoriBuzz; K-Lab; Libeau; Luice and Green; Soulsystem; TwEQ. Tickets $30 plus booking fee from cosmicticketing.co.nz. Tickets will be $40 on the door, if available. 363 Lincoln Rd.
THE FAMOUS GROUSE: The Syndicate, Lincoln.
FERRYMEAD SPEIGHT'S ALE HOUSE: The Jordan Luck Band, tickets $40 from 0800 BUY TIX (289 849). 2A Waterman Pl.
FINNEGANS: Reckless Duo. 585 Springs Rd, Prebbleton.
HILLTOP TAVERN: Wellington Sea Shanty Society and Croche Dedans (France). 8pm. Free. Banks Peninsula.
THE IRISHMAN: Karaoke, 9pm. 177 St Asaph St, open till 3am.
MILLER BAR: Anthony, Pete and Files, 9.30pm. 308 Lincoln Rd.
THE MONDAY ROOM: Funk, house, 7pm. 367 Moorhouse Ave.
NORTH HAGLEY PARK: The Christchurch City Council's New Year's Eve party, 6.30pm-12.30am, North Hagley Park, Triangle Event area, beside Lake Victoria. Car parking on the Carlton Mill soccer field, entrance off Harper Avenue. Gold coin donation for parking. Alcohol-free party. Family entertainment, Junior's Midnight celebration at 8.30pm. Then local band The Easy Hearts hit the stage followed by The New Zealand Army Band. As the clock strikes midnight prepare for the annual fireworks display followed by a hearty crowd performance of Auld Lang Syne.
PALLET PAVILION: Pulzar presents New Year's Eve, 4pm. Cnr Durham and Kilmore Sts.
PHOENIX BAR: Onesie party from 9pm. Music from Niteside, Maestro B and Nel Amore. 15 Main North Road, Papanui.
PIERSIDE CAFE: Beach Breaks New Year's Eve Festival, 3pm, $20 door. New Brighton Mall.
THE PORTHOLE BAR: DJ Element-AL, 9.30pm. Lyttelton.
STOCK EXCHANGE, SHIRLEY: The Atarmies, 8pm. 112 Marshland Rd.
TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD with THE REVIVAL BAR: A joint event Soundclash with four music zones across two venues. $10 after 9pm.
WAIMAKARIRI TAVERN: Ignition 8pm. 1276 Main North Rd.
WINNIE BAGOES, CITY: The Countdown featuring Mysterious D, Rubix, Soultrader, Chachi, Wilton, Dr Dee, Natalie Slade and Jennalynn. Cnr Madras and Allen streets.
WOOLSTON CLUB: The Drews 8pm. 43 Hargood St.
WUNDERBAR: The Eastern and Lindon Puffin, 8.30pm. Tickets from utr.co.nz 19 London St, Lyttelton.