20 best: New Year’s Eve parties

By , Dec 22 2010

TROUBLE VISION x DEADLY RHYTHM
Corsica Studios, London
Four Tet, James Holden, Jamie XX, Nathan Fake, Dark Sky, Midland, Braiden

Two of London’s top promoters collaborate to celebrate the turn of the year. Those with tickets will be treated to sets from established electronic royalty in Four Tet, Holden and Fake as well as some of the scene’s recent breakout stars, including Midland, who compiled one of our most popular FACT mixes of the past 12 months.


FABRIC
Farringdon, London
Terry Francis, Jay Haze, Steve Bug, Cassy, Heartthrob
£35

London institution closes 2011 with a three room spread of house and techno, featuring Poker Flat boss Steve Bug, a vinyl set from Cassy, and Heartthrob live.


TOGETHER
Brixton Academy, London
Mark Ronson, Annie Mac, Katy B, Fake Blood, DJ Zinc

Together celebrate both the new year and their 10th anniversary, with bass-heavy sets from Caspa, Fake Blood and Zinc, and a live performance from girl of the moment Katy B.


PHONICA x WARM
CAMP, London
Mathew Jonson, Âme, Move D, Mark E, Gerd Janson & Tim Goldsworthy – £20

London’s leading vinyl specialist joins forces with Warm; performances come from Canada’s Mathew Jonson, Âme, Move D, Mark E and Mo’Wax co-founder Tim Goldsworthy.


URBAN NERDS x ATG
Venue TBA, London
Mala, Roller Express, Nicky Blackmarket, Sukh Knight, P Money – £20-£35

Bass heads get together for an East London warehouse party, with Toddla T and Redlight teaming up as Roller Express and more.


NUMBERS
Stereo, Glasgow
Jackmaster, Goodhand, Nelson, Spencer and other residents – £12

No fancy headliners, just the seven DJs behind Scotland’s best club night since Optimo. They know their way around a party playlist better than most, so have faith.


REGGAE ROAST
Big Chill House, London
El-B & MC Rolla, Channel One, Daddy Skitz – £15- £20

Garage legend El-B headlines a line-up of reggae, hip-hop and more.


EASTERN ELECTRICS
TBA, London
Damian Lazarus, Seth Troxler, Matthew Dear, Joker, Roska, Instra:mental – £8-£36.50

Eastern Electrics host a typically diverse and heavy-hitting line-up, Matthew Dear leading the charge with support from some of the UK’s finest.


SECRET SUNDAZE
The Red Gallery, London
Chez Damier, Space Dimension Controller, John Daly – £24.50

Chicago house veteran Chez Damier touches down, as do Ireland’s John Daly and Space Dimension Controller, one of the most unique house producers to break through this year.


BUGGED OUT
XOYO, London
Friendly Fires (DJ set), Matt Walsh, Riton, L-Vis 1990, Hannah Holland – £26.50

Former Suck my Deck mixers Friendly Fires headline Bugged Out’s XOYO bash, alongside Matt Walsh, Night Slugs’ L-Vis 1990, Riton and more.


ATP: STRANGE DAYS
Hammersmith Apollo, London
Sonic Youth, Shellac, The Pop Group, Factory Floor – £40

The world’s oldest kids headline ATP’s New Year’s Eve bash, with appropriately festive support from Steve Albini’s Shellac, The Pop Group and Factory Floor.


TROPICAL
Life, Brighton
Roska, Untold, Wookie – £12-£15

Brighton’s seafront might be more chilling than it is charming at this time of year, but a garage set from Wookie and far from shabby support should keep your feet warm.


IN:MOTION
Motion Skate Park, Bristol

Untold, Julio Bashmore, Roller Express, Joker, Jamie Jones, Tayo – £25/£30

Hometown heroes Julio Bashmore and Joker share a stage with US house pretty boy Jamie Jones, Tayo, Untold and more.


WAREHOUSE PROJECT
Piccadilly, Manchester
Mark Ronson, Annie Mac, Jaymo & Andy George – £25/ £29

The Warehouse Project basically takes over Manchester for this time of year, and this New Years’ bash underneath Piccadilly Station is no different, Mark Ronson, Annie Mac and Jaymo & Andy George bringing in 2011.


HARD FEST
Music Box, Los Angeles
Mr. Oizo, Brodinski, DJ Falcon, Congorock -$60

West Coast party starters return to Hollywood with French electro king Mr. Oizo headlining.


DFA
Le Bain, New York
Holy Ghost!, Nancy Whang, House of House – $30/$50

Brooklyn duo Holy Ghost! will be joined by Juan Maclean vocalist Nancy Whang and House of House on the rooftop of NYC’s Standard hotel. Expect a staggering view and plenty of hipsters behaving badly.


TOGETHER AS ONE
L.A Sports Arena, Los Angeles
Major Lazer, Laidback Luke, Jack Beats, Markus Schulz – $60/$80

Major Lazaor and many more touch down across three arenas.


ICEE HOT
Elbo Room, San Francisco
Bok Bok, Ramadanman, Ghost on Tape – $15

Hessle Audio and Night Slugs find themselves represented Stateside for Icee Hot’s New Years’ bash, with Ghosts on Tape among the residents.


KLUBNACHT TOTAL SILVERSTER
Berghain/Panorama Bar, Berlin
Dixon, Ben Klock, Fiedel, Jerome Sydenham, Dinky, Marcel Dettmann, Adam Beyer – €24/€26

A reliably brilliant night of house and techno down Berghain, Dixon, Jerome Sydenham, Dinky and more joining Klock, Dettmann, Fengler and the rest of the residents.


PYRAMID ROCK FESTIVAL
Philip Island,Victoria
N*E*R*D, Chromeo, Neon Indian, Aeroplane, Temper Trap – $270/$305

New Year’s camp-out festival returns for a three-day bonanza, with Chromeo, N*E*R*D and more spread over two stages.

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