Crunch time is approaching: you need to make a decision about New Year’s Eve.
Go HAM or go home? Celebrate the countdown or save your strength for January 1? Massive warehouse gurn-off or intimate one-room sweatbox? As ever, there are too many choices when it comes to seeing in the new year, but we’re going to help you through it.
Here’s our pick of the best New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day parties across the UK.
New Year’s Eve
Bugged Out NYE
Julio Bashmore, Heidi, Derrick Carter
Studio Spaces, London
22:00 – 06:00 | £15–25
A guaranteed banger at The Hydra’s space in Wapping, E1, with an all-star line-up of Julio Bashmore, Heidi, Derrick Carter, Marquis Hawkes, Shanti Celeste and more.
Chibuku Shake Shake x Black Butter Records
Rudimental, Redlight, Monki
Arts Club, Liverpool
22:00 – 04:00 | £14-16
MOBO winners Rudimental bring their explosive stage show to Liverpool’s Arts Club with DJ sets coming from Black Butter talents NVOY and Redlight, BBC Radio 1’s Monki, My Nu Leng and lots more across three rooms.
Nightvision presents Hogmanay
Todd Terje (Live), Huxley, Jasper James
The Liquid Room, Edinburgh
22:00 – 05:00 | £24.50-34.50
Nightvision take over all three rooms to see in 2016 with a live set from the inimitable Todd Terje plus Huxley, local house hero Gareth Sommerville, Phonox resident Jasper James and more.
LA Cheetah Club NYE 2015
DJ Sprinkles, Palms Trax
La Cheetah Club, Glasgow
22:00 – 04:00 | £10-20 Advance
Deep house genius DJ Sprinkles and Lobster Theremin’s rising star Palms Trax headline the two-floor party at Glasgow’s city centre basement venue.
Zutekh presents Jane Fitz
The Soup Kitchen, Manchester
22:00 – 04:00 | £8-12.50
Freerotation resident and Night Moves party-thrower Jane Fitz has enjoyed some long-deserved shine this year, so Mancunians yet to experience her flawless selections should head for the Soup Kitchen.
AVA x NYE x Shine
Paul Woolford, Space Dimension Controller
21:30 – 03:00 | £16-18
Belfast’s AVA (Audio Visual Arts) Electronic Festival brings rave ambassador Paul Woolford to Shine with support from Space Dimension Controller, visuals from Guerrilla Shout, and the newly launched Belfast Underground Radio broadcasting live from room three with their local DJ crew.
Murlo, Rushmore, Special Guest
The Waiting Room, London
22:00 – 04:00 | £10-20
A massive line-up for a tiny room, just how we like it: Tropical Waste invites dancehall devotee Murlo, House of Trax’s Rushmore going back to back with Akito, and a “secret guest” who you may be able to guess if you click the ticket link…
Rhythm Section New Year’s Eve
Canavan’s Pool Club, London
21:00 – 06:00 | £10–20
Rhythm Section is one of London’s most reliable underground parties all year round, and NYE will be no different – cheap bar, dark dancefloor, and excellent tunes from Bradley Zero and family.
RSP New Year’s Eve
Madam X, Silk Road Assassins
Undertone Basement Bar, Cardiff
22:00 – 04:00 | £5-15
Bass ambassador Madam X is set to tear up Ten Feet Tall’s basement bar with promoters RSP promising that they’re doubling the sound system for the occasion.
Hannah Wants, DJ Zinc, Catz ‘N’ Dogz
The Rainbow Venues, Birmingham
20:00 – 06:00 | £20-25
Digbeth’s cavernous Rainbow Venues hosts a packed line-up across three rooms on NYE, with some proper jackin’ beats and breaks from the likes of Hannah Wants, DJ Zinc, Tom Shorterz, Catz ‘N’ Dogz, Ben Pearce, Rockwell and Breakage.
Cafe Oto, London
22:00 – 04:00 | £20-30
That asshole with a drum machine brings his unique approach to Dalston’s intimate Cafe Oto for the perfect combo of Chicago house and craft beer.
Trouble Vision & Tief NYE
Roman Flügel, Midland & Honey Dijon
Corsica Studios, London
21:00 – 06:00 | £10–35
Trouble Vision and Tief have lured three of house music’s premier league talents south of the river, with the fabulous Honey Dijon making her Corsica debut alongside Roman Flügel and Midland.
Half Baked & Phonica Records New Year’s Eve
Amir Alexander, Soho
Number 90, London
22:00 – 06:00 | £12-20
Chicago DJ Amir Alexander is joined by Phonica’s Simon Rigg and Half Baked residents, and there’s an after party in the same spot on New Year’s Day with Hold Youth (aka Seuil and Le Loup) and more. Dress code, weirdly, is tie-dye. Go to town.
Percolate’s NYE Party
Floating Points, Levon Vincent, Tama Sumo
21:00 – 06:00 | £10-40
Is this the best line-up in London on NYE? Quite possibly. Put FloPo, Levon and Panorama Bar star Tama Sumo together and you’ve got something special out in Hackney Wick.
Wigflex NYE Warehouse Party
Secret warehouse, Nottingham
22:00 – 08:00 | £8-15
Lone’s kaleidoscopic beats should be the perfect contrast to Happa’s technoise assault at Wigflex’s huge warehouse party, with “big boy” Funktion-Ones and “various interactive audio visual playthings” promised.
Bondax, Chris Lorenzo, Darius
21:00 – 05:00 | £20-40
DJ duo Bondax bring their party soundtrack to XOYO on NYE, joined by jackin’ house boss Chris Lorenzo and Roche Musique’s Darius.
Soundcrash presents Tropical New Year’s Party
Quantic, Gilles Peterson, Kode9, LV
Village Underground, London
22:00 – 06:00 | £27-35
Soundcrash do an eclectic and globally-minded NYE bash, from Quantic’s tropical flavours and Gilles Peterson’s worldwide selections to LV and Kode9 banging out some South African gqom and Chicago footwork.
Fabric NYE 2015
Eats Everything, George Fitzgerald, Maya Jane Coles, Nina Kraviz
21:00 – 09:00 | £35-45
It’s Fabric, it’s three rooms, it’s 12 hours of massive, massive DJs. George FitzGerald, Eats Everything, Maya Jane Coles, Nina Kraviz, Alex Arnout and Richy Ahmed join residents Craig Richards and Terry Francis for a big night out.
New Year’s Day
Jeff Mills, Radio Slave & Dasha Rush
Oval Space, London
22:00 – 06:00 | £10-20
Techno pioneer Jeff Mills is joined by Berlin transplant Radio Slave and Russia’s rising techno star Dasha Rush for some serious business at Oval Space.
In:Motion presents NYD Closing Party
Adam Beyer, Âme, Joy Orbison B2B Job Jobse, Leon Vynehall, Rødhåd
18:00 – 06:00 | £10–22.50
A monster five-room line-up should get you sufficiently dazed and confused at Bristol’s Motion, with big hitters like Adam Beyer, Rødhåd and Âme (playing live) joined by B.Traits, Hodge, Leon Vynehall and tons more.
The Hydra: Electric Minds NYD
John Talabot, Âme (live), Move D, Axel Boman
Studio Spaces, London
23:00 – 10:00 | £15-25
Barcelona’s reliably great John Talabot heads a massive line-up at The Hydra’s Wapping venue, with Move D, Axel Boman, Jeremy Underground and Marcus Worgull socking out tunes until 10am.
We Concur & Avant Garde NYD
Dixon, Daphni, DJ Koze
Bankside Vaults, London
21:00 – 11:00 | £20-36.50
Three bonafide superstar DJs take over the two-room Bankside Vaults (a great-yet-underused venue, formerly a train depot) for a marathon 14-hour session in the middle of London.
DJ Sprinkles & Young Marco
18:00 – 04:00 | £5-10
DJ Sprinkles will be zipping down south straight after New Year’s Eve in Glasgow to play what might be the best value party on this list, going all night long with one of Amsterdam’s best DJs, Young Marco.
Derrick Carter, Martin Buttrich, Richy Ahmed
The Rainbow Venues, Birmingham
16:00 – 04:00 | £20-30
Chicago OG Derrick Carter sets the pace at this marathon bash in Digbeth, with DJs taking over the Warehouse, the Blackbox and the Roof Terrace of the vast Rainbow Venues for 12 hours straight.
New Year’s Day at The Albert Hall and Albert’s Schloss
Julio Bashmore, Heidi, Bicep
20:00 – 04:00 | £19.50
The Albert Hall and Albert’s Schloss become one for a huge New Year’s Day party with Knockin’ Boots champ Julio Bashmore plus Heidi, Bicep, Shanti Celeste and more.
Leon Vynehall, Martyn, Joey Anderson
22:00 – 06:00 | £5-30
Brighton’s fast-rising talent Leon Vynehall, 3024 head Martyn and spaced-out techno maestro Joey Anderson will be joined by secretsundaze residents Giles Smith & James Priestley out in Hackney Wick.
Mono_cult NYD 2016… The Last Dance
Nina Kraviz, John Talabot, Bicep, Midland
Canal Mills, Leeds
21:00 – 05:00 | £20-25
The very last Mono_cult party will see the Leeds party-throwers going out with a bang, inviting some of the biggest names in the business to see in 2016 and see off the long-running party.