The central town square in Rovinj was too small to accommodate all those who decided to welcome in the new year in the open air with a rich program and a fireworks display. It was lively and cheerful along the waterfront. The New Year's Eve celebration started warming up at 21:30 with the Rovinj’s Party band, which impressively amped up the audience until the arrival of Prljavo kazalište, the band which accompanied the hosts and their guests into the year 2019. The first firework rocket was launched at midnight, and at the nearby stands guests could taste the local 'wine and dine' offer spiced up with Istrian, Mediterranean cuisine. Prljavo kazalište proved to be a band for all generations, while the crowd was up dancing until 1 am when the energetic Party band returned to the stage and kept a great New Year's vibe going until early morning hours.