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Soichi Terada (JP)
Ruby Savage (UK)
Adi Toohey
Air Max '97
Andy Garvey
Barney in the Tunnel (live)
Ben Fester
Daniel Lupica + Mike Who
E Fishpool
Human Movement
Jensen Interceptor
Nite Fleit
Rydeen + X-Fling

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Sarah Jessica Carpark | STELLYG | Radha | Millie Sykes | Kelly Lovemonster | Honor


The Factory Theatre

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It’s time to pop the Prosecco and get ready to embrace some new energy. 

God knows we’re all ready for it and off the back of the last couple of years we decided it was time to dig deep and search far and wide to bring together a NYE line up who will take us into 2022 the best way we know how, dancing and forgetting all our worries. 

So come December 31, we’ll take over the whole of The Factory Theatre with international guests (yes, you read that right) playing alongside some national treasures across four stages. 

Get your fit, your friends and your ticket to one of the finest - and most significant - dances we’ve had the honour of presenting to you. 

The good times are guaranteed at this one. How could it not be when you have the world’s smiliest music man, Soichi Terada headlining the party. We saw Soichi Terada do a life-affirming live house set back at Picnic’s 8th Birthday so we know that his NYE set will bring so much joy. He’s also about to drop his first album in 25 years and we cannot wait to hear what he’s got planned for us. He’s headlining the main stage and he will be joined by Picnic favourites Ayebatonye and super special family and friends we’re excited to announce. 

We’ll have out of this world sounds coming from the Fuse Box for the night with Jenson Interceptor, Andy Garvey, Air Max `97 and C.Frim pumping out visceral techno, thunderous electro, 90's breaks and driving EBM. NTS Radio’s Ruby Savage will be headlining the Courtyard with her mix of eclectic grooves and life giving sounds sourced from all around the world. Our outdoor stage is running from 3pm to 9pm and Ruby will be joined by local heroes Mike Who + Daniel Lupica and other friends of the Picnic dishing out music to get that new year's euphoria started on the right foot.

Maybe we say this a lot, but honestly with every breath we take… This one's for you Sydney. It’s been a while since we’ve celebrated NYE like this in the city and if there was ever a year for it, we hope you agree: this is it! 

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