New Year's on The Pier

New Year's on The Pier

There’s nothing worse than getting to the day before New Year’s Eve and realising you don’t have a single iota of how you’re going to bring in the New Year. That’s where the people at The Pier Geelong come in; they’ve organised everything for you at a tidy price and extremely picturesque venue. Who needs to get stuck at the supermarket thinking of the ingredients to a Pina Colada when you’ve got tickets to New Years on The Pier.
Hi Liz, thanks for taking the time out to chat to Forte, how are you and what are you up to at the moment?
At EMC Group it is nonstop action at the moment. We have all venues moving into summer mode and New Year’s Eve event organising has gone into full swing.
It’s not long now until New Year’s Eve, how are things coming along for the event so far? 
We’re progressing really well, the event is going to be bigger and better this year. All our big name acts are booked and for our super organised Functions Manager Jess Morris, it’s all business as usual from here. Jess and her team are really looking forward to this year’s event and there is a huge hype around the venue at the moment.
The event has run for a few years now, how will this year be different? 
It has been an amazingly successful annual event for us at The Pier Geelong, with people attending from all over country Victoria each year. This year we have a massive headline act with Grant Smillie, we are so excited to have him coming in from LA. We were also fortunate enough to have Andy Murphy off the back of his Stereosonic gig in Melbourne. Not to mention the rest of our amazing line up with Lesware, Mike Metro and Kids Table to bring in 2015!
You’ve got some pretty great acts playing on the night, what made you decide the final five that you have? 
Because they are really hot at the moment and we know people will travel from far and wide to see them at our amazing venue on New Year’s Eve.
There’s also a few local DJs performing at the event as well, have they been chosen? 
We have secured Mitch Loughnann, a brilliant young DJ who has been playing weekly around Geelong’s venues. Kids Table is also a Geelong home grown act so it will be great to have him back in town to play.
What can punters get from their ticket price? 
If they purchase before Christmas they’ll pay only $99 and receive 10 drink tokens, which includes spirits, and delicious finger food, as well as our top line up, who could ask for more. To buy tickets simply visit www.tickets.oztix.com.au and search venue “The Pier”.
The view is already pretty incredible from The Pier, what’s it like when the fireworks are going off? 
Yes you’re right, it is the best view in town floating out on Corio Bay and the fireworks are an added bonus to the night. They explode right over head, you cannot get any closer.
And what’s the vibe like at the party? 
With the mix of DJs on the night it has a fun summer festival vibe. A dance party over the bay really creates a great atmosphere. Everyone is brought together as they celebrate and bring in the New Year.
There are quite a few New Year’s events around Geelong, why should people head to the Pier to bring in the New Year? 
There is no better place to be than on Geelong’s gorgeous waterfront bringing in the New Year and with the package we’re offering, where else would you want to be? This year we have the makings for the best NYE in Geelong!
As a venue, what is The Pier hoping to achieve in 2015? 
A larger events calendar for Geelong’s public to attend and enjoy. The Pier Geelong are the experts in amazing events and you’ll see far more of this in 2015, stay tuned….
Thanks again for taking the time out to chat with us, is there anything you’d like to add before we finish up? 
Don’t miss out, hurry and secure your tickets – it’s never too early for NYE!
When&Where: The Pier, Geelong – December 31