Established in 1988, the Tropical Fruits are the premier GLBTI community social group in the sub-tropical New South Wales Northern Rivers town of Lismore – an area appropriately known as the Rainbow Region.

The Tropical Fruits New Year’s Festival is a four-day GLBTI celebration, and anyone who has ever attended will know how much fun they are – and this year, will be no exception, as this New Year’s Eve marks a break with social order, a radical, cyberpunk-journey beyond binary and into a new dimension.

Glamatron is your sexy, spandex-wearing, laser-eyed cyber host, beckoning you on a ride into a wormhole of sight and sound. Funk, jump and crank in Arena’s fluorescent Interplanetarium geode, or jack-in to the stomp and hard circuitry of the Motherborgboard in Trade. Set down in the space opera high glam of Cabaret, or float weightlessly through space in the digitised projections of a world beyond time.

Featured DJs include: Alex Taylor, Amanda Louise, Chip, Colin Gaff, Elscorcho, Fradge, Kiti, Kylie Rose, L.Y.D.I.A, LADY K, Magu, Mason Andrews, Meta Etcetera, Murray Hood, Papa Tom, Platypuss, Somerville & Wilson, and Sveta.

Thanks to the generous support of Ruby Dance, Glamatron NYE Festival 2016 will bring you a celestial dance experience in an all new transcendental dance space: The Dome! featuring the best in quality Trance Dance Music from DJs Joal Bowman, Kirby, and DJ Ruby on NYE!

Every year, the NYE Festival is created by a fruity army of over 300 volunteers. Whether you like creating colour schemes or working up a sweat with power tools, the Fruits have the job for you! With great deals of party tickets (and more) in exchange for volunteer shifts, volunteering is one of the best ways to enjoy a Fruits NYE.

Accommodation can be at a premium over the New Year’s Eve period, with many of the hotels booking out well in advance. Take in the whole experience with the on-site camping facilities at the Lismore Showgrounds. With themed areas to suit all your camping needs, it is a great opportunity to meet others and share your New Year’s experiences.

Once again, there will be camping, opportunities to volunteer, and all your favourite events and activities including the Parade, the Pool Party, the Cabaret Lounge, and the Women’s, Men’s and Sex & Gender Diverse Spaces.

Get an insider’s look into the word of the Tropical Fruits and go backstage to their spectacular events, through the lens of one who knows them best. Photographer Brad Mustow will present a free exhibition of Tropical Fruits magic at the The Fox Photo Den in South Lismore.

Well known to Australian audiences as one of our most versatile and successful performers, Australian cabaret icon, Paul Capsis will bring his sparkle and majesty in a blast-off Cabaret to let go and say goodbye to a challenging year in two special performances at Lismore City Hall in Addicted to the Nightlife.

Let yourself be broken down into the data stream. Digitise your body and mind. The future is promised to no one… let Glamatron take you there…

Tropical Fruits Glamatron New Year’s Eve Festival key dates and events:

Brad Mustow Tropical Fruits Exhibition: 21 – 31 December 2016

Camping and Volunteering: 27 December 2016 – 3 January 2017

Street Parade: 29 December 2016

Paul Capsis: Addicted to the Nightlife: 29 & 30 December 2016

New Year’s Eve Glamatron Party: 31 December 2016

Pool Party: 1 January 2017

Recovery Party: 1 January 2017

Tickets are selling fast! For more information, visit: www.tropicalfruits.org.au for details, or keep up-to-date at the Tropical Fruits Facebook Page.

Image: Tropical Fruits Glamatron New Years Eve Festival – courtesy of Tropical Fruits Inc.