Are you ready for this?!  We've got a pair of Darren Hayes New Years Eve Gig/Party tickets to give away to one lucky EQ reader this year.  It may only be May right now, but I can tell you from experience, preparing early for one of Darren Hayes infamous New Years Eve parties should be done well in advance!

This year the Darren Hayes New Years Eve gig will take place in Manchester and to enter to win one pair of tickets from EQ, all you have to do is make sure you're following us on Twitter on @electroqueer and send one tweet telling us why you want EQ to reward you the Darren Hayes New Years Eve tickets along with the hashtag #NYEDarren.  Simples!

So for example – here would be a sample tweet: 
@electroqueer – I really would like the #NYEDarren tickets because I've been naughty and nice this year!

Next weekend, we'll pick one lucky winner from the tweets submitted and we'll let the winner know via Twitter.  Winner of the Darren Hayes New Years Eve Party tickets must be of legal drinking age and be able to provide their own travel and accommodation to Manchester.

Read more about the Darren Hayes New Years Eve Gig/Party after the jump with full details about the show and information on how you can get tickets if you don't win this fantastic EQ giveaway.

As the vocalist and one half of pop group Savage Garden and as a solo artist, Australia's Darren Hayes has sold in excess of 26 million album sales worldwide and notched up an incredible 2 U.S Billboard number one singles in his 15 year career.  Keeping up a tradition of performing a very special one-off New Year's Eve show every 2 years, Hayes brings his end of year celebration to Manchester for the first

Not just a concert but a complete party – Hayes and his band will perform a live 2-hour show with hits from his entire career including songs from a new album.  Special guests The Candle Thieves will open the show and afterwards Hayes and band will stay on to enjoy a D.J set of songs chosen by Darren and spun by Tom Knight until 3 am.

In previous years, audiences at Darren's New Year's Eve shows have from all four corners of the globe – and attendance has become a tradition for some of the most faithful.  For someone who has never seen Hayes in concert it is an opportunity to experience the intimacy and informal nature of a club vibe with the excitement and celebration that only a New Year's Eve in Manchester could bring.

As a special treat – all ticket holders will be given the opportunity to vote for songs online to help shape the set list on the evening.  Hayes will include 5 of the most requested 'rarities' into his hit-laden show making this a truly unique event.

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