ONLY 10,000 tickets for this year's Countdown to '95 extravaganza in Victoria Park on New Year's Eve have been sold, although organisers expect about 40,000 people will attend. To avoid a repeat of last year's crush, people planning to wait until the last minute will be unable to buy tickets at the gate, the deputy director of the Urban Services Department (Culture), Randolph O'Hara, warned yesterday. This is the second Countdown party to be held at Victoria Park. It was staged for the first time last year to provide an alternative venue for New Year's Eve celebrations following the tragedy in Lan Kwai Fong at the start of 1993 when 21 people were crushed to death. 'It is a community event in response to the need for providing young people with some entertainment in a safe and controlled environment,' Mr O'Hara said. 'Last year we got a good cross-section of the community - whole families showed up.' Included in the evening's entertainment will be a range of traditional music and dance by performers from 14 countries called Up with People, and a 'funky futuristic fashion show' showcasing the more outrageous creations of 10 local designers. TVB will be broadcasting its Countdown to '95 Spectacular live from Victoria Park, featuring such Canto-pop stars as Andy Hui, Karen Tong, Joyce Lee and Edmond Leung. Tickets for the party are available in advance through the Urban Council's Urbtix outlets at a cost of $25 each, no concessions.