Sydney New Year's Eve 2009–10

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Sydney New Year's Eve 2009–10
Creative director Rhoda Roberts
Fireworks by Foti International Fireworks
Theme "Awaken the Spirit"
Bridge effect Taijitu symbol, Blue moon and a Ring of Fire.
Network Nine Network
Hosted by Leila McKinnon
Cameron Williams
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Sydney New Year's Eve

Sydney New Year's Eve 2009–10 was the 15th Sydney New Year's Eve held at Sydney Harbour on the evening of 31 December 2009 and in the early hours of 1 January 2010. The Nine Network broadcast the event for the first time since the 2005–06 event, regaining the rights back from Network Ten after their three-year deal had ended and was co-hosted by Leila McKinnon and Cameron Williams.[1] On 1 December 2009, the theme was revealed to be "Awaken the Spirit"[2] with fireworks once again produced by Foti International Fireworks.[3] It was Rhoda Roberts' second consecutive year as creative director.



Program Time Duration
9pm Family Fireworks 8:40 pm – 9:10 pm 30 mins
Midnight Fireworks 11:40 pm – 12:15 am (approx.) 35 mins


Name Location Original role
Leila McKinnon Sydney Opera House Weekend Today Host
Cameron Williams Sydney Opera House Weekend Today Host
Jaynie Seal Garden Island Nine News Weather Presenter


No. Song Artist
1 song artist
2 song artist
3 song artist
4 Rock This Party (Everybody Dance Now) France Bob Sinclar
5 Sugar United States Flo Rida feat United States Wynter Gordon
6 Rock This Party (Everybody Dance Now) France Bob Sinclar
7 song artist
9 Man in the Mirror United States Michael Jackson
9 Lollipop England Mika
10 Superman Theme United States Superman Soundtrack


No. Song Artist
1 End Game United States Brian Tyler
2 Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough United States Michael Jackson
3 I Gotta Feeling United States The Black Eyed Peas
4 Li Beirut Lebanon Fairuz
5 Jai Ho India A. R. Rahman
6 Tetsujin United States Don Davis
7 Love Theme United States Blade Runner Soundtrack
8 Got to Be Real United States Cheryl Lynn
9 The Final Battle United States Brian Tyler
10 When Love Takes Over France David Guetta feat. United States Kelly Rowland
11 Landtrain United States Brian Tyler
12 O Fortuna Germany Carl Orff
13 The Firebird Russia Igor Stravinsky


It is estimated that 1.5 million spectators viewed the fireworks in the city, where 130 people were arrested during the course of the event. The total amount spent on cleaning up the immense amount of rubbish left behind cost around $160,000, funded by the City of Sydney.[4] During the day, many spectators were turned down from vantage points such as the Sydney Opera House and Mrs Macquarie's Chair due to limited crowd capacity of arriving late. By 1:00pm the Opera House was closed when the crowd was full, upon entering the front deck of the Opera House, spectators needed a stamp on the arm from security guards during the morning hours of 8:00am–11:50am.



  1. ^ "New Year’s Eve fireworks & ARIA Countdown on Nine…". What's On The Tube!. 22 December 2009. Archived from the original on 24 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Tovey, Josephine (1 December 2009). "Green fireworks to awaken the spirit on New Year's Eve". The Sydney Morning Herald. 
  3. ^ Foti International Fireworks archive.
  4. ^ Ramachandran, Arjun (1 January 2010), "Clean sweep to 2010: police arrest 130", Sydney Morning Herald, retrieved 1 January 2010 

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