Kylie embraces a new year in Sydney
Having embraced her gay fans for the best part of a quarter of a century, pop songstress Kylie Minogue will extend similar themes of love and acceptance to the rest of the city as part of her role as Creative Ambassador for the City of Sydney’s 2012 Sydney New Year’s Eve celebrations.
The Grammy Award-winning singer today announced that ‘Embrace’ would be the theme for this year’s massive fireworks and arts display and around Sydney Harbour.
“Embrace is all about acceptance, tolerance, fun and, above all, love,” Minogue said.
“In a city of great diversity we come together at New Year’s Eve to embrace the future and celebrate all that we are and the potential that tomorrow holds.
“Whether it’s embracing new ideas, change and opportunities, or just giving a big hug to your family and friends, it’s something everyone can get involved in.”
Embrace also has four sub-themes: Embrace Love, Embrace Sydney, Embrace the Possibility and Embrace the Moment.
Lord Mayor said Clover Moore said it was expected more than one million people would descend upon Sydney Harbour for the celebrations with more than one billion people around the world also expected to tune in.
“Kylie’s chosen theme of Embrace will be visible throughout the city in the lead up to the night and will provide the inspiration for the 9pm Family Fireworks and Midnight Fireworks displays, being designed and choreographed by expert pyrotechnician Fortunato Foti,” Moore said.
To represent Minogue’s theme, an Embrace icon has been created showing a swirl of coloured sails in magenta, yellow, purple and red, which is marked with her signature K.
For more information, visit www.sydneynewyearseve.com