IF you’re looking for a New Year’s Eve party packed full of quality musicians in a relaxed, fun atmosphere, you can’t go past Lucy bar’s O3NYE celebration.
Lucy, a boutique bar in the Ozone Walk off Koroit Street, is hosting the end-of-year celebration from 2pm on Sunday.
Former Warrnambool musician Jackson McLaren is excited to get back to playing gigs, after time away from music to focus on his burgeoning art career.
“I’m so happy I got asked to play,” he said.
“It’s the best excuse to come down to Warrnambool.
“I couldn’t have ever said no.”
He said he had been “really quiet” on the music front lately.
“I haven’t been playing too many gigs over the past 18 months,” he said.
“This will be the first larger show I’ve played in awhile.
“It’s a great opportunity to play some songs.”
McLaren said the party would be a great way to spend New Year’s Eve with family and friends.
“It’s going to be a really great night,” he said.
“It will be a lovely way to bring in the new year.”
McLaren’s cousin Liam Barling is in band AIKA, who will also perform.
Joining McLaren and AIKA are Mildlife, Pikelet, Rainbow Connection DJs, Fuzzsucker, Easy Browns Truckstop Chicken Jam Band, King of a One Horse Town, Joey Coco & Mickey P, Tuff Juan DJ and Earl Grey DJ.
The musicians will play over two stages in the laneway.
Lucy bar owner Will Shepherd said the party featured talented performers, with seven bands and six DJs.
“Come on down for a fun evening and enjoy a drink with your friends,” he said.
“It’s the perfect way to spend New Year’s Eve.
“We have worked hard to offer a party that features a top-notch line-up of local and Melbourne musicians and bands.
“There’ll be nothing else on Sunday in Warrnambool like it.”
The party will finish at 1am. Entry is for people aged 18 and over.
Visit lucybar.com.au to buy tickets.