Few periods of the year inspire like New Year’s Eve/New Year’s Day - this is a time when clubland across the country comes alive, whether you’re a committed weekend-in, weekend-out kind of clubber or a casual seasonal attendee. This year, the dates fall on Tuesday (31st Dec) and Wednesday (1st Jan), let’s take a look at all of the options.
Rounding off the first season of events at their new home Mayfield Depot, WHP Manchester are going out all guns blazing. Star-studded line-ups fill both days at the 10,000 capacity former coach station. New Year’s Eve will see the likes of Annie Mac, Rudimental, Groove Armada and Hannah Wants see in 2020, with further support coming from Krystal Klear, Melé and Prospa. The day after, Maceo Plex, Seth Troxler and Helena Hauff are the main draws on New Year’s Day, with Octo Octa, Eris Drew and Joy Orbison also on hand. Tickets are priced £35+BF and £25+BF respectfully, meaning you get a lot of headliner for your money.
In London, you won’t be surprised to learn that there’s lots going on - and choice can only be a good thing. Fans of chart-busting house music should look no further than MK Presents Area 10 NYE. The number one American producer takes over the glitzy O2 Academy Brixton for a red carpet affair that will see him joined by Disciples, PAX, Weiss and Leftwing:Kody amongst others. The party will see a Gigalum reunion in the foyer, while BOOST will be presenting the new wave of industry talent in the upstairs bar.
Across town, Weiss & Leftwing:Kody’s Toolroom boss will also be in action to wave in the New Year. Although Toolroom may have moved on from Egg LDN, label head Mark Knight returns to his old stomping ground for the occasion. Seasoned Egg resident Kyle E backs him up in room one, while Spekre’s Respekt look after business in room two.
Hannah Wants lands in Ministry Of Sound’s Box for the second consecutive year. After she made such a success of NYE duties in 2018, MOS have handed the Etiquette DJ/producer the reins again. Playing alongside the Brum star will be Radio 1’s Danny Howard and a plethora of other bass house names, including Barely Legal, Klose One, ALISHA and Jess Bays.
Coinciding with their own giant quarter century anniversary celebrations, Café Mambo swap Balearic sunsets for capital city fireworks on NYE, as the world’s most famous beach bar hosts McQueen in Shoreditch on the final night on 2019. The line-up has yet to be revealed, but you can expect one of Café Mambo’s own revered in-house selectors, such as Erik Hagleton, to be hand.
At The Steelyard, electro pop outfit Hot Chip will be throwing a NYE House Party. The quarter will indulge in a 4-hour DJ set, during which you can expect countdowns, confetti drops and the band’s infectious idiosyncratic repertoire.
Lastly, Percolate and E1 are pulling out all of the stops for their stacked NYE celebrations. The line-up really is a who’s who of incredible electronic music DJs. Musical chameleon Joy Orbison, FMB’s Hammer, Rush Hour’s Hunee, Midland and Willow form the backbone of what is set to be an exceptional night of music.
Tickets for all of the above parties are on sale now.