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This year we are focusing on family – whether it be one you are born into or one you have created. Our FUN, SAFE & INCLUSIVE motto could not have a more perfect theme this year. Heading into 2020 with clear vision beyond these times, we come together to celebrate our families and what they mean to us.

The Tropical Fruits NYE Festival is a four-day LGBTIQ celebration held at the Lismore Showgrounds in sub-tropical Northern New South Wales, the welcoming heart of the Rainbow Region on the land of the Bundjalung people.

On December 29th we kick off the Festival and show our pride with a Street Parade through the Lismore CBD ending at Lismore City Hall, with our Opening Soiree. Festival events include three amazing main parties: New Year’s Eve party, New Year’s Day Pool Party and New Year’s Day Recovery Party. NYE will include four feature dance floors where we can show off without shame. We will hear from headliners Kitty Glitter and DJ Blacklow (both direct from the USA), Queen of Hearts (Berlin) and DJ Joelby (fresh from the UK). We will keep up our swagger until the wee hours with these and many more of the best DJs Australia has to offer including Sandi Hotrod, Colin Gaff, DJ Ruby in the Dome and many, many more*. The main NYE Party will also feature stylish performances from the Cabaret and displayed works of LGBTIQ artists in the art exhibition. *See the website for a full list of more than 20 DJs across all Festival events.

This is a NYE about a culture and community that has risen from the hardships cemented in the Stonewall riots 50 years ago to become one of love, inclusion, tolerance and support of each other and our differences.

So…in the tradition of Paris Is Burning (the movie), Pose (the TV show) and of course Rupaul’s Drag Race, we invite you all to gather your family together, form a Haus and decide which category you want to show off for the Fruity world. This is perfect opportunity to strut your stuff or walk the runway catwalk and sashay for your life!

Remember to book accommodation early or better yet take in the whole experience with our on-site camping facilities, camping must be pre-booked and spaces are limited.