Sydney's New Year's celebrations suffers unfortunate typo 3 years ago

Sydney's New Year's celebrations suffers unfortunate typo

Of ALL the things to get wrong!

2018 was quite a formidable opponent.


It tried to take most of us out with snow, and then heat, and then donuts.

You can check out our full breakdown (and we mean that in both definitions of the word) of 2018 right here, but it is probably fair to say that most of us are quite happy to say goodbye to 2018, and hello to 2019!

One of the first people in the world to help bring in the new year, folks down in Sydney were out in their tens of thousands to enjoy the huge, annual fireworks display.

It was a visual delight, and you can check out the Sydney Harbour Bridge display in full here:


However, some viewers did notice one teeny, tiny, practically insignificant mistake in the mix.

Well, when we say tiny, it is just one typo, but it is exactly the kind of typo you don't want to get wrong.


Let us all say it together: "You had ONE job!"


Speaking to Sydney Morning Herald, the city's New Year's Eve executive producer Anna McInerney said that while the team was not "pleased" by the mistake they were able to have a laugh about it and move on:

"It takes 15 months to organise an event of this size and scale. It was a mistake but we can clarify that it is actually 2019."

"Let's focus on the great stuff that happened last night, it was incident-free despite a little bit of lightning."