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Tropical Fruits NYE Festival

29 Dec - 2 Jan 2018
north lismore

Fri: 4pm, Sun: 8pm - 6am, Mon: 10am - 4pm, Mon: 5pm - 1am - Various
Fixed Price: Adult $TBC, Concession $TBC, Members $TBC
Lismore Showgrounds
Alexandra Pde, North Lismore
02 6620 6440

The Tropical Fruits New Year's Festival is a celebration held in the city of Lismore in sub-tropical Northern NSW, an area rather appropriately known as the Rainbow Region.  This is a celebration of LGBTI culture, which has a strong presence in the region.

This New Years’ Eve we welcome you into Midnight in the Garden of Fruity Delights, as we illuminate the darkness and unlock the gates to our lost neon wonderland. Be entwined in fluorescent vines, seduced by the glow of carnivorous flowers, and tempted by mysterious forest-dwelling beauties. 

The Neon Garden invites you to go deep into the evolutionary revolutionary wild earth. 
Put down roots and unfurl your staymen. Bloom into the bioluminescence at the end of the garden path. Ripen into the discovery of the sparkling creatures of Lesbos and Gaydens. Follow the fireflies to the heart of the labyrinth and don’t be afraid to chase that gayglo radiance beyond the garden wall. 

Our wild arcadia welcomes luminous passionflowers, psychedelic moth-beings, luscious queer garden sprites and that iridescent glow that only you can capture (or will it capture you?).

Come to our hothouse of phosphorescent delectation and dare to neon-dream your way into a nubile new year. 


Adam Cox * Amanda Louise * Amozon * Beth Yen * Du Jour * Joal Bowman * Juan Velasco * Kirby * Kylie Rose * Matt Vaughan * Murray Hood * pob * Ruby * Simona Castricum * Somerville & Wilson * Sullivan

For 2017 the 4 day Tropical Fruits New Year's Festival includes:

  • Fri 29: 4pm Street Parade (Molesworth St)
  • Sun 31: 8pm-6am New Year’s Eve Party (Showgrounds)
  • Mon 1st: 10am-4pm Pool Party (Lismore Memorial Baths)
  • Mon 1st : 4pm-1.30am Recovery Party (Showgrounds)
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