Read through our carefully selected roundup of New Year’s Eve parties and events happening this year and choose a top event and location in order to head into 2019 in style.
We’re rolling into that time of year again when there are so many great parties happening that at times you’re often overwhelmed by the choice of where to celebrate heading into the new year. Luckily for you, we’ve picked out several parties happening across the festival season – from vibrant and infectious spaces through to hardened, industrial venues serving up that deep electronic goodness, we have covered.
Defected NYE at Printworks
Established in London in 1999, next year marks 20 years of London-based Defected, one of the longest running and most influential imprints in house music. With this in mind, Printworks London are proud to present Defected’s first event to mark the label’s 20th year in music. Defected NYE will celebrate everything there is to love about house music – inclusivity, togetherness and escapism on the dancefloor, on the biggest raving night in the calendar.
The night will feature the very finest DJ’s including MK, a very special guest, Purple Disco Machine, Low Steppa, Simon Dunmore, David Penn, Jess Bay
Printworks, London SE16 7PJ
December 31st, 19:00 – 04:00
EGG LDN NYE
2018 has been a significant year for both EGG and their loyal followers, who ultimately, are the legacy of the club. To celebrate their 15th anniversary as a UK club and as a running dance music institution, they are welcoming a star-studded lineup for their NYE celebrations. Italian techno stalwarts, Luigi Madonna, will return while a newcomer to the club, Regal will play his first set which will undoubtedly complement the relentless tones of Luigi and special guest, Charlotte de Witte.
It wouldn’t be NYE at Egg LDN without Tobi Neumann on the bill and after multiple releases on their in-house WCF imprint, Tobi returns with his engaging sound spanning multiple genres. Manu Gonzalez also returns after one of the busiest periods in his rising career and of course, releases on the WCF label also. EGG residents – Kyle E and Luther Vine will be on hand to deliver their own captivating sets with a wide range of beats covering house to dubby techno.
EGG London, 200 York Way; Kings Cross, London N7 9AP
December 31st, 21:00 – 10:00
NYE at Ministry Of Sound
New Year’s Eve at Ministry of Sound is set to be another huge year – that has confirmed the club’s status as a staple club in the UK music industry. The party rolls out over all three spaces of the legendary club with the likes of Hannah Wants, Todd Terry, Marquis Hawkes, Will Saul, Klose One and others taking to the decks.
Although it’s been a largely successful year – NYE is a time to see out the old and bring in the new year, with The Box hosted by bass house sensation Hannah Wants and UK star Paul Woolford, who can do all shades of house and techno, as well as US garage king Todd Edwards, Ben Sterling, AD:mE and a live show from Try Ortega. 103 will welcome Houndstooth’s virtuoso house producer and party-starting DJ Marquis Hawkes plus versatile Aus Music boss Will Saul, The Reflex and James From Accounts. Elsewhere Klose One & Friends, BodyJack, HARRiMANN, So Fresh So Clean, Harry Love, LRO, Teddy Lewis and more – securing this as a must-visit night.
Ministry of Sound, London SE1 6DP
December 31st, 21:00 – 06:30
Night Vision Edinburgh NYE
Nightvision has ramped up its operations and has began to build strong foundations this year, genre-defying programmes that have taken in the country’s biggest ever Halloween event, the monster techno festival Terminal V and an open-air music festival, to the next level. A real focus on sound quality and immersive lighting has made this a strong-hold in the UK dance scene.
The Scottish contingent invites welcomes heavyweights like Jeff Mills, Pan Pot, Purple Disco Machine, Mr Scruff, George Fitzgerald and Fort Romeau all playing across various venues and four different parties.
Liquid Room Warehouse, Edinburgh, Scotland
Dec 29 – Dec 31st
New Years Eve at Canal Mills
After a hugely influential few years of setting new party benchmarks in the north of England, cavernous warehouse space Canal Mills is hosting two fantastic final parties on New Year’s Eve 2018 and New Year’s Day 2019, with a host of local promotions and DJs playing next to international guests. We focus on the New Years Eve party happening that’ll feature Disciples, Danny Howard, Hannah Wants, Understate, CRVVCKS and RUBIK.
Made in Italy & Watergate present NYE
Esteemed underground crew Made in Italy Music are linking with legendary Berlin club Watergate for a sensational New Year’s Eve party at the brilliant Cinecittà World amusement park in Rome with Octave One, Ali from Tiefschwarz, Italoboyz, Tribalism Boys, Marco Effe, Supernova, Emanuele Inglese and more all bringing a world class soundtrack.
The special showcase is set to be an audio visual spectacular with all sorts of production and a real focus on killer sound. Thousands of people are expected to attend this immersive showcase from all over Europe, while the whole thing will be broadcast live on All About Ibiza TV.
Cinecittà World Amusement Park, Rome
Reaktor at E1
Amsterdam’s Reaktor Events are bringing their world famous heavy techno sound to London for a very special one-off event on Saturday, December 29th. It takes place at E1, one of the UK’s most essential warehouse spaces, with two rooms of proper techno featuring key names like O/V/R Live (aka James Ruskin & Regis), plus exciting UK debut shows from Neon Chambers LIVE (aka Sigha & Kangding Ray) and The Lotus Eaters LIVE (aka Lucy & Rrose), as well as Oscar Mulero, Freddy K, Killawatt, Shifted, Abstract Division and Antonio De Angelis.
Reaktor at E1
December 29, 22:00 – 07:00
Uno Music Festival
UNO Music is a brand new, New Year’s Day music, art and food festival that marks the most essential way to start 2019. It takes place at Feria de Zaragoza, Spain on January 1st 2019 with a fantastic line-up featuring a host of techno heavyweights such as 2ManyDJs, Shlomi Aber, Deborah De Luca, Dubfire and more.
To keep you fuelled throughout the party, which runs from 10am to very late, there will be a special food court offering a range of tasty food and fruit, as well as a special chill out area in which to take a break. As well as a feast for the ears and stomach, there will also be plenty for the eyes to enjoy in the form of art exhibitions, visuals, special performance art, spectacular sideshows and more besides.
Feria de Zaragosa, Spain
Lost Paradise, the mind-blowing immersive festival experience held over New Year’s in the enchanted hinterland of Glenworth Valley, has announced its thrilling music line-up for 2018. PNAU, Bicep (live), KiNK (live) and Peggy Gou will join the likes of Bob Moses, SG Lewis and Willaris. K for four epic days of music, wellness, food, art and cultural experiences, feeding the soul through revelry, connection and discovery.
Glenworth Valley (Sydney), Australia
December 28th – January 1st
Taking place on the island of Phu Quoc in Vietnam from December 28, 2018 – January 8, 2019, this year’s festival will play host to Apollonia, Mr. G (live), tINI, Sammy Dee, Dewalta, Red Axes, Fumiya Tanaka, and more.
These acts will join the likes of Ricardo Villalobos, Nina Kraviz, Seth Troxler, Zip and Sonja Moonear for a series of day and night parties on painstakingly designed stages in a Vietnamese island paradise. EPIZODE’s tropical scenery makes it a festival site like no other, boasting white sandy beaches, lush jungle landscape and a myriad of enchanting art installations.
Phu Quoc, Vietnam
December 31st – January 10th
Esto Es Tulum
Ibiza legends Circoloco will open and close the event featuring stars such as Seth Troxler, Damian Lazarus, Rampa vs &Me, Job Jobse, Blond:Ish, Gerd Janson, Adam Port, William Djoko, Asobital, In between, a huge New Year’s Eve party with The Martinez Brothers who will play an extended 12 hour set, whilst other brands like Bedrock, Luciano & Friends, Last Night on Earth, Do Not Sit On The Furniture, Muse, ANTS, Acid Sundays and its own “Esto es Tulum” will take place in and between, featuring artists such as Luciano, John Digweed, Sasha, Behrouz, Matthias Tanzmann, Andrea Oliva, Lehar and Kintar and many more, making this the perfect way to end 2018 and welcome 2019.