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BRAMPTON, ON (December 14, 2022) – The countdown is on to 2023 and there is no better place to celebrate than in Downtown Brampton! Ring in the New Year with skating in Gage Park, a live concert hosted by Josie Dye featuring performances by DJ Roshanie, Jane’s Party and headliner The Beaches, and a dazzling ten-minute fireworks display at midnight presented by Tim Hortons.
Live concert and fireworks
Saturday, December 31 | 9 pm
Ring in the new year with a night full of entertainment.
• 9 pm – DJ Roshanie
• 9:30 pm – Jane’s Party
• 10:30 pm – The Beaches
• 12 am – Fireworks
Please note times are subject to change.
The Beaches, named after the neighbourhood they all hail and hang in, are authentically rock ‘n’ roll. Their ‘70s aesthetic, unapologetic attitude and electrifying sound all fit harmoniously in a modern rock context. Comprised of sisters Jordan and Kylie Miller (on lead vocals/bass and guitar, respectively), Eliza Enman-McDaniel (on drums), and Leandra Earl (on keys and guitar), the band has a natural kismet that shines through on each track and in their live performances. The Juno award winners have become one of Canada’s top acts with a global reach, placing them in a modern and future context where rock prevails and marking them one of this generation’s most promising young rock groups.
It all traces back to a shared townhouse garage in Toronto’s North York neighbourhood where four friends compiled a few instruments, a random collection of microphones, and some makeshift studio gear to bring a handful of original songs to life. The resulting recordings glowed with an obvious spark that set Jane’s Party on a course from campus cover band to revered indie rock outfit with a still-growing pile of achievements and accolades propelling their rise. They’ve experimented with different sounds and styles over the past decade-plus, but the simple-but-substantial melodies, rich, multi-part harmonies, and mastery of musical dynamism weave through it all.
Roshanie is a DJ known for her silky smooth, nostalgic and global song selections. When she isn't DJing across Toronto and Peel, you can find Roshanie interviewing musicians and sharing new music on ISO Radio - a community radio station broadcasting from a shipping container at Stackt Market. Online or IRL Roshanie will keep the party going, and your Shazam app working overtime!
Hosted by Josie Dye
As one of Canada’s most well-known and winsome radio and TV hosts, Josie Dye has had countless conversations with the stars of the music world. Currently the host of the Josie Dye Show with Carlin & Brent on Indie88, you can find her every morning from 6 am to 10 am.
Night Lights Projection Exhibit
Check out the Night Lights Projection Exhibit and watch as art comes to life on the walls of City Hall. Animations will feature artwork from ten local artists and will be projected on the City Hall wall facing Wellington St W.
Gage Park sparkles with thousands of lights during the holidays. Bring your skates and glide through the Gage Park skating recreational trail, weather permitting.
Head downtown early and enjoy a night out with dinner at one of Brampton’s amazing restaurants. Visit www.brampton.ca/newyearseve for the list of official food partners for the event.
Free Brampton Transit service
Get to where you’re celebrating on New Year’s Eve safely with free Brampton Transit service. Free transit will be available from 7 pm until the end of service on December 31. Plan your trip here.
For event details and information on road closures, parking and planning your trip with Brampton Transit, visit www.brampton.ca/newyearseve
Thank you to the City’s generous event sponsor Kwality Sweets.Amended Fireworks By-law
At the November 28 Special Council meeting, City Council ratified the amended Fireworks By-Law that immediately prohibits the use, purchase, discharge, possession, sale and offer to sell of fireworks in Brampton. Under the amended by-law, fireworks are no longer allowed on private property in Brampton, including on New Year’s Eve.
The safety of residents is the City’s top priority, and the Fireworks By-law aims to mitigate the risk of injury and damage to property. Under the amended by-law, the fine for discharging fireworks would be increased to a minimum of $500, and the fine for selling or offering to sell fireworks would be increased to a minimum of $1000. Find more information on the Fireworks By-law here
. Mayor’s New Year’s Levee
Brampton City Hall
Sunday, January 29 | City Hall | 2 to 5 pmwww.brampton.ca/levee
Meet and Greet with Mayor Patrick Brown and Members of Council inside the atrium of City Hall to exchange best wishes and greetings for the year ahead. A community skate will take place in Gage Park from 4 to 5 pm following the meet and greet
For more information on the Mayor’s New Year’s Levee, visit www.brampton.ca/levee
“The New Year marks a time to gather, celebrate, reflect on the past year and look forward to the new one and fresh opportunities ahead. We look forward to welcoming 2023 with amazing live entertainment, including headliner The Beaches, and ten-minutes of fireworks in Downtown Brampton. I also invite residents to join myself and Councillors at our annual New Year’s Levee for a meet and greet and community skate. This annual tradition is the perfect way to kick off the New Year!”- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton
“The City’s annual New Year's Eve celebration is the perfect way to celebrate the past year and welcome 2023. We look forward to ushering in the New Year as a community. And don’t forget to mark your calendars for the New Year’s Levee on January 29! Brampton City Council looks forward to meeting with you.”- Harkirat Singh, Deputy Mayor and City Councillor, Wards 9 & 10; Chair, Corporate Services, City of Brampton
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