Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is a story that unfolds from inside the young mind of Oskar Schell, an inventive eleven year-old New Yorker whose discovery of a key in his deceased father's belongings sets him off on an urgent search across the city for the lock it will open. A year after his father died in the World Trade Center on what Oskar calls "The Worst Day," he is determined to keep his vital connection to the man who playfully cajoled him into confronting his wildest fears. Now, as Oskar crosses the five New York boroughs in quest of the missing lock - encountering an eclectic assortment of people who are each survivors in their own way - he begins to uncover unseen links to the father he misses, to the mother who seems so far away from him and to the whole noisy, dangerous, discombobulating world around him.
Joyful Noise is a funny and inspirational story of music, hope, love and renewal. The small town of Pacashau, Georgia, has fallen on hard times, but the people are counting on the Divinity Church Choir to lift their spirits by winning the National Joyful Noise Competition. The choir has always known how to sing in harmony, but the discord between its two leading ladies now threatens to tear them apart. Their newly appointed director, Vi Rose Hill (Queen Latifah), stubbornly wants to stick with their tried-and-true traditional style, while the fiery G.G. Sparrow (Dolly Parton) thinks tried-and-true translates to tired-and-old. Shaking things up even more is the arrival of G.G.'s rebellious grandson, Randy. Randy has an ear for music, but he also has an eye for Vi Rose's beautiful and talented daughter, Olivia (Keke Palmer), and the sparks between the two teenagers are causing even more friction between G.G. and Vi Rose. If these two strong-willed women can put aside their differences for the good of the people in their town, they--and their choir--may make the most joyful noise of all.
Since 2005, Shore Thing has been Sydney’s favourite New Year’s Eve party, taking over the most famous stretch of sand in the world, Bondi Beach, with the biggest names in music. From Fatboy Slim, Groove Armada, Basement Jaxx, Armand Van Helden to David Guetta last year, it’s an event making sure New Year’s Eve keeps its reputation as the ‘Party of the Year’.
But this year’s line-up ensures it will be remembered as the ‘Party of the Decade’, with the one and only ‘Doggfather of Rap’ – Snoop Dogg guaranteeing we end 2011 on a high note. Calvin Harris, arguably the world’s biggest DJ kickstarting 2012 in total party style, the always epic Pendulum live and a heap of fireworks lighting up the ocean, welcome to your most dazzling New Year’s yet.
See you at Shore Thing 2011.
Snoop Dogg wants to spend New Year's Eve with us. When one of rap’s biggest icons wants to throw a party for you on the most famous beach in the world the only response is 'I'm there'.
He could've just stayed home throwing down beats with Dre, baking cookies with Martha Stewart, starring in the next Ben Stiller flick, or eating candy with California Gurl, Katy Perry, but he chose not to. With a hit new album Doggumentary to show off, the kingpin from Longbeach is ready to do what he does best.
"I spent New Year's Eve with Snoop".
Think about it. Say it. Do it.
New Year's Eve is the party of the year. It should involve copious amounts of dancing. It should involve big party anthems everyone knows the words to. So it absolutely, positively needs to involve Calvin Harris, Master of Parties and craftsman of some of the finest sing-a-longs in recent years.
It was proven long ago to be physically impossible to not shuffle your feet (trust us, we’ve tried) while listening to ‘Acceptable in the 80s’ or ‘Bounce’ and New Years Eve isn't the time to try. Involve yourself.
Pendulum, the DJs rock fans love dancing to and the band dance fans love moshing to. With a huge sound and a live show known to buckle brains, even U2 and Beyonce found themselves upstaged by the local lads after their Glastonbury appearance.
Collecting fans worldwide with their latest album Immersion, we're flattered the Perth boys chose Bondi beach to kick us into 2012. With their metal-infected drum'n'bass sounds, and a killer remix of the ABC news theme it's gonna be a helluva welcome home party.
When and where?
December 31, New Years Eve
Bondi Park, Bondi Beach
8:30pm – 3am
How much is all this gonna cost?
Standard $138+bf SOLD OUT
Final Release: $175 + bf SOLD OUT
'More Expensive Ticket' *$225+bf SOLD OUT
The aptly named 'More Expensive' ticket includes a dedicated express entry lane to the event plus access to the very exclusive Beach Bar, which includes:
• Fully stocked Cocktail Bar
• Entry to the exclusive and exotic Beach Bar featuring a raised platform with direct views of the stage and the whole of Bondi Beach
• S**t load of toilets
• Dedicated concierge with phone charging, cloak room and information services
• Canapes, massages and more
• 2 x complimentary drink vouchers*
• Dedicated luxury coach transfer to and from Bondi Junction*
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