New Year’s Eve in Bali this year is set to be bigger and better than ever.
With the island’s biggest beach clubs, nightclubs, and entertainment venues each pulling out all the stops to create a memorable evening, tourists are spoilt for choice as to where they want to call in 2024.
Bali’s GWK Cultural Park is gearing up to host one of the island’s most in-demand New Year’s Eve parties.
The GWK Cultural Park, which sits close to the resorts of Uluwatu on the Bukit Peninsula, has for years been the go-to party for both locals and tourists who want to see the new year in with a bang.
2023 will be no exception. The GWK Cultural Park team has just announced the details of their epic New Year’s Eve celebration and tourists planning on being in Bali are going to want to snap up tickets fast.
The GWK Cultural Park is the home of the Bali Countdown and the most speculator fireworks show on the island.
Although Bali lovers will know this all too well, fireworks are set off all over Bali when the clock strikes midnight.
However, there are rules in place that mean, technically, only venues with permission from the local government can put on a fireworks show.
The GWK Cultural Park has lined up 8,888 fireworks for a full 5-minute fireworks show, and there is a special reason why.
Speaking to reporters, the GWK Cultural Park Operations Director, Stefanus Yonathan Astayasa, explained that he and his teams have committed to producing impactful events in the Bali tourism space.
Incredibly, the fireworks show is putting the park back IDR 1 billion, but they feel it’s worth every penny.
Astayasa explained “This year the number of fireworks that will be exploded is 8,888 shots for 5 minutes. We believe that this number is endless luck because the number 8 is an endless number.”
“Still in unison with the music, there is also synchronization of the music.”
The night will feature live music from some of Indonesia’s hottest DJs and artists, as well as a night market and, of course, the big fireworks show itself.
The team at GWK Cultural Park has already sold 10,000 tickets to the event and is aiming to have sold 10,000 more by the end of the weekend.
As one of Bali’s biggest outdoor venues, the GWK Cultural Park are seasoned professionals when it comes to organizing large groups of people and keeping them safe.
Astayasa confirmed that GWK Cultural Park security teams are working in partnership with the local police, local army post, and the local village security teams to ensure that everything runs smoothly.
He added, “We reflect on last year when there was a G20 moment in November 2022, we have collaborated with the Bali Regional Police and the TNI, and we are using that format in the new year 2024 so that there will be no traffic jams or chaos later.”
The Chair of the Bali Countdown 2024 Committee, Erwyanto Tedjakusuma, also revealed more details about the big events.
Tedjakusuma said, “There will be a Photo Booth 360, Foam Party with LED lights decorations, Magic Show, various interesting games, and door prizes with the main prize being two motorbikes Kawasaki, precious metals, and many more.”
This is an event targeted at younger party-goers with artists, party features, and prizes all aimed at Bali’s Gen Z youth and tourists; although of course, everyone over-18 is welcome.
Tedjakusuma added, “GWK is also always committed and does not stop making spectacular innovations for visitors, one of which is by creating the New Year’s Light Tower, which adopts the Drop Ball concept in New York’s Times Square, and will be the first in Indonesia.”
Tickets are available from the GWK Cultural Park website.
New Year’s Eve in and around Uluwatu is going to be busy this year. Uluwatu is home to some of Bali’s most high-end beach clubs and entertainment venues.
Major international artists will be calling the New Year in across the Bukit Peninsula, including Bedouin at Savaya, Aluku Rebels at Ulu Cliffhouse, and Hannah, Satore, and Krisna at Sundays Beach Club.
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