Fuzzy dispels Shore Thing cancellation reports

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From our vantage point in the early days of May, New Year’s Eve certainly seems a long way off. While we ready ourselves for winter, Sydney event stalwarts Fuzzy have issued a statement that, despite some reports, their New Year’s beach party Shore Thing will be back to usher in 2013. Shore Thing has staked its claim on Bondi Beach every New Year’s since 2005’s Fatboy Slim extravaganza, with headliners including Underworld, Groove Armada, Basement Jaxx, Carl Cox, Danny Tenaglia and most recently the Pendulum, Snoop Dogg and Calvin Harris triple-bill.

“Recent reports that Shore Thing is not going ahead this year were about as credible as reports that the world will end on 21st December,” Fuzzy writes. “Waverley Council has confirmed that it is going ahead (Shore Thing, not the end of the world). The capacity will be 13,500, a slight reduction from the 15,000 it has been every year since it commenced in 2005 with Fatboy Slim headlining. Another change, which we’re very exited about, is that the dancefloor will be on the beach itself, proper summer luau style!”

The “recent reports” can be traced back to an article in Eastern suburbs newspaper The Beast, which posited that the “dynamic and logistics of the NYE party” could be radically different this time. “The event as it is just does not fit with the community and it has to change; that’s what most people want,” a ‘prominent member’ of the Bondi Beach Precinct Committee told The Beast. Sounds like the Waverley Council had different opinions. So rest assured that you can be partying “summer luau style” about eight months from now. Is it too early to start guessing a headliner?