Now going on its sixth year, the world's largest 21+ New Years Eve extravaganza GIANT VILLAGE 2006 is confirmed to return to Wilshire Boulevard in downtown Los Angeles Saturday, December 31, 2005. Due to the popularity of last year's sold-out event, the party will expand two-blocks, adding to last year's four blocks, for an even bigger celebration totaling six blocks. Over 15,000 people are expected to attend the eight-hour bash kicking off at 8:00 pm and ending at 4:00 am.
The entertainment for this year's GIANT VILLAGE will be laid out on six stages over six city blocks and--for the first time since GIANT's first NYE celebration in 2000--will feature a broad spectrum of music for all tastes. On the Grand Stage confirmed are live performances from The Black Eyed Peas, Z-Trip and Christopher Lawrence. The Hope Stage--represented by KROQ, Spaceland and BPM Magazine--will be highlighted by The Flaming Lips, Death Cab for Cutie, Junior Senior, Junkie XL and
Jason Bentley. On the Flower Stage are John Digweed (5 hour set) and Jimmy Van M. The Crystal Method will headline their Community Service stage with Adam Freeland. The Deep Stage will have Miguel Migs and Marques Wyatt. Lastly is the Mutayor Stage that will have a unique collection of DJs and live performers, fire artists, aerialists, tribal drummers and dancers.
In addition to six stages, DJ Steve Aoki aka Kid Millionaire will host the Dim Mak lounge in the middle of the event. GIANT VILLAGE will be filled with carnival rides, outdoor fireworks and three indoor lounges. Its dramatic placement among the soaring skyscrapers and tree-lined streets of the New Downtown spans two blocks each of prestigious Wilshire Boulevard, Hope Street and Grand Avenue. Out-of-town guests
can stay at three luxury hotels within one block of the event: the Westin
Bonaventure, the new Sheraton and The Standard.
GIANT's New Year's Eve celebrations have raised over $300,000 for various Los Angeles-based charities. This year, philanthropic efforts will be expanded with a portion of the GIANT VILLAGE proceeds donated to the America Red Cross as well as Chrysalis, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping economically disadvantaged and homeless individuals become self-sufficient through employment opportunities.
Tickets for GIANT VILLAGE are $80 in advance and available through
www.giantvillage.com. $150 VIP tickets are also available and include a separate VIP entrance to the GIANT VILLAGE via the Pegasus Lobby, open bar in the Pegasus Indoor Lounge with music by John Digweed and in & out privileges to all GIANT VILLAGE Hotels, plus complimentary access to the New Year's Day Party on January 1, 2006, from 12 noon to 10:00 pm. Tickets may also be purchased at any of the four southland Virgin Megastores (Los Angeles - Hollywood and Highland, Sunset Strip, Orange County -Costa Mesa, Inland Empire - Ontario Mills).