Love & acceptance will take centre stage this New Year’s Eve (NYE) as the Pet Shop Boys help Sydney celebrate marriage equality & next year’s 40th Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras.
The City Of Sydney’s Sydney NYE2017 – Wonder fireworks soundtrack will feature the Pet Shop Boys hit Go West alongside classic rock anthems & current hits from Led Zeppelin to Sia.
Lord Mayor, Clover Moore, said the music had inspired some magical moments for the 9pm Family & Midnight Fireworks.
“This soundtrack will build the excitement as fireworks erupt across Sydney’s skyline” the Lord Mayor said.
“Already one of the world’s biggest annual celebrations, this year, the music & fireworks displays have come together to create a show unlike anything we have seen before”
“Whether you are taking in the spectacle from a vantage point overlooking the Harbour or watching from home, tune into the soundtrack on your phone or radio for the full light & sound experience”
Sydney NYE soundtrack producer, Alex Gooden, has once again created the soundtrack for the spectacular fireworks shows. He says love was his inspiration this year.
“I wanted to acknowledge how topical love has been, with marriage equality being voted into law. This inspired me to look for songs that spoke about acceptance” Mister (Mr) Gooden said.
“I chose the Pet Shop Boys cover of the Village People song, Go West, for the special moment when the rainbow waterfall tumbles from the Bridge because it is fun & celebratory. This moment is sure to make your hair stand on end”
Mr Gooden has spent 5 months listening to hundreds of songs to create the soundtrack for the 8 minute 9pm Family Fireworks & the 12 minute Midnight Fireworks.
“It is like creating an artwork – you start off with just an idea & then you slowly start filling it in bit by bit” he said.
From the 9pm Family Fireworks soundtrack, Mr Gooden is especially excited about seeing young people’s reactions to the song How Far I’ll Go by Alessia Cara.
“It is from the movie Moana, which was such a popular movie with kids & has a strong message of empowerment and cultural understanding” he said.
“The music plays a massive part on the night with the fireworks & soundtrack perfectly in sync. I want people to feel the fireworks, to be moved by the whole experience”
Sydneysiders can tune into Sydney NYE radio broadcaster, KISS 106.5, for the exclusive soundtracks at 9pm & Midnight. The soundtrack will accompany the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Television broadcast that starts at 8:35pm & a live audio description will be broadcast on ABC Extra.
9pm Family Fireworks soundtrack list:
- DNA – Hans Zimmer
- Ride – Twenty One Pilots
- Pay The Man – Foster The People
- Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
- Feel It Still – Portugal. The Man
- Sugar – Robin Shultz
- Good Times Bad Times – Led Zeppelin
- How Far I’ll Go – Alessia Cara
- Chained To The Rhthym – Katy Perry
- Whatever It Takes – Imagine Dragons
- Symphony – Clean Bandit Featuring Zara Larsson
- Move Your Body – Sia
Midnight Fireworks soundtrack list:
- Racer Snakes Vs Iguana – Jacob Shea & Jasha Klebe
- Epic – Faith No More
- Feels – Calvin Harris
- Shine – Asta
- Calypso Beach – Northeast Party House
- Need You Now – Dean Lewis
- Chameleon – PNAU
- What You Need – INXS
- Big Picture – London Grammar
- Go West (Pet Shop Boys cover) – Village People
- Be The One – Dua Lipa
- All Night – The Vamps/MATOMA
- That’s What I Like – Bruno Mars
- Wiyathul – Dr G Yunupingu
- The Way You Used To Do – Queens Of The Stone Age
- Lights Out – Royal Blood
- Flash – The Belligerents
- Green Light – Lorde
- Stranger – Peking Duk
- Dark Empire – X-Ray Dog
Visit sydneynewyearseve.com for detailed information on the event.
Media Release: City Of Sydney