Aussies kick off New Year party

Posted On January 1, 2007

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New Year’s celebrations have got off to a great start as people in Australia welcomed in 2007.

Fireworks showered from Harbour Bridge, which turns 75 years old in 2007, at midnight in the city of Sydney as a million onlookers cheered on.

Sydney is 12 hours ahead of the UK, so they’re the first people to reach 2007.

Celebrations in Britain could be a bit tricky, as very strong winds and lots of rain are forecast for many parts of the country.

In Belfast, an outdoor concert has been called off because of the wind, and a firework display in Liverpool has been put off till 5 January.

But lots of other parties are still going on, including a Hogmanay party in Edinburgh and a light display on the banks of the River Thames in London.

Birmingham and Newcastle are also holding mass celebrations, while DJ Fatboy Slim is to host a New Year’s Day party on Brighton beach.

And Kylie is holding her first UK concert since she announced she had cancer at Wembley Arena in London.