Esperance Foreshore Festival and Fireworks enjoys record turnout

Locals and visitors alike gathered at the jetty headland to bring in the new year at the Esperance Foreshore Festival and Fireworks.

The 2019 New Years Eve event, hosted by the Esperance Bay Rotary Club, enjoyed a record turnout of about 3000 people.

Event coordinator Renae Poot described the festival as a "roaring success"

"The highlight was everybody's faces, enjoying it and seeking all the activities we had. The weather was fantastic and the location worked really well," she said.

"Another highlight was all the service clubs working together."

The club received support from other community groups including the Esperance Scout Group, the 503 Esperance Army Cadet Unit, the Esperance Lions Club hosting a fishing clinic and the Esperance Apex Club which held retro games. Local rock band Bottom of the Barrel also entertained the crowd.

"It was a really good display of the local service clubs in town pitching in to make the event so amazing," Ms Poot said.

The Esperance Talent Quest also was a hit.

Young singer Micaela Buddle won both the judge's first prize and the People's Choice Award with her rendition of Tears for Fears' Mad World.

Sibling duo Alexa and Caitlin Shillington placed second with their gymnastic routine.

Ms Poot thanked the talent quest judges and said she was impressed with the courage shown by all contestants.

Westcoast Fireworks paid tribute to the 40th anniversary of Skylab's crash landing in Esperance, with David Bowie's hit single Space Oddity played at the start of the bright and explosive display.

Ms Poot thanked all volunteers for generously donating their time and the community for its ongoing support.

She also thanked the event sponsors including major sponsors, Qube Holdings, Southern Ports Authority and Lotterywest.