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Forget Christmas – we all know that the most fun to be had over the Winter break is on New Year’s Eve. On the next three pages, we’ve compiled the pick of the UK NYE parties on our radar this year – if one that you’re promoting or attending isn’t included, please feel free to pimp it in the comments section. 


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MONDAY 31 DECEMBER
KARTEL, NORFOLK, 10pm-6am, £10

Fresh from releasing the closing chapter in his Tenement Yard series of albums, UK house trouble-starter Altered Natives headlines this Norwich party.

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AKAAKAROAR
MONDAY 31 DECEMBER
LIFE, BRIGHTON, 11pm-4am, £18

See in 2013 on the coast, with sets from Martyn, Eliphino, Elek and two of 2012’s freshest newcomers in South London Ordnance and Tessela, playing back to back.

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BEAT DIMENSION
MONDAY 31 DECEMBER
EWER ST WAREHOUSE, LONDON, 10pm-late, £25/£30

London warehouse shindig hosted by Beat Dimension and starring one of 2012’s most rated artists, Blawan, plus techno warrior Mike Dehnert, Cosmin TRG, Untold and special guest Appleblim.

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BUTTERZ
MONDAY 31 DECEMBER
BASEMENT 45, BRISTOL, 10pm-7am, £15

Nu-school grime at Bristol’s Basement 45 with Royal-T, Swindle and Butterz founders Elijah and Skilliam.

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James Holden plays The Hydra

THE HYDRA: BORDER COMMUNITY
MONDAY 31 DECEMBER
WAREHOUSE LOCATION TBA, LONDON, 9pm-6sm, £25

Looks like Border Community are going all-out for this London warehouse all-nighter. Label boss James Holden will be DJing, as will Wesley Matsell and special guest Ivan Smagghe; Nathan Fake and Luke Abbott perform live. Warm host room 2 with Redshape (live), Mark E and Fort Romeau, and in Room 3 Pictures Music x South present Koreless (live), Dauwd, Bobby Champs and more.

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CIRCOLOCO
TUESDAY 1 JANUARY
BRIXTON ACADEMY, LONDON, 9pm-5am, £42.50

Ibiza institution Circoloco takes over the vast Brixton Academy on the night of January 1, with sets confirmed from well-practiced big-room demolishers Seth Troxler, Tania Vulcano, Maceo Plex, Davide Squillace, System Of Survival, Cirillo, Clive Henry and Shaun Reeves.

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CRITICAL SOUND
MONDAY 31 DECEMBER
NETIL HOUSE WAREHOUSE, LONDON, 9pm-6am, £20

Those looking to spend the night brukking out to some serious d’n’b rollage need look no further than Critical Sound’s party, at which Kasra, Rockwell, Cyantific and more will be playing.

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DEFECTED IN THE HOUSE
MONDAY 31 DECEMBER, 9pm-7am
ELECTRIC BRIXTON, LONDON, £40/£50

House, house and more f**kng house courtesy of Defected and a stellar line-up numbering Dennis Ferrer, Deetron, Noir, Simon Dunmore, Sam Divine and Copyright.

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Oneman plays Dollop – London

DOLLOP – LONDON
MONDAY 31 DECEMBER, 9.30pm-5.30am
TROXY, LONDON, £40

This one’s going to go off, as Dollop assemble three of the best party DJs on the block to bring in 2013: Julio Bashmore, Jackmaster and Oneman. Formidable support too from the likes of Krystal Klear, Deadboy and Legendary Children.

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DOLLOP  – NOTTINGHAM
MONDAY 31 DECEMBER, 8pm-6am
STEALTH, NOTTINGHAM, £35

Nottingham’s finest club teams up with Dollop once again to lay on the likes of Julio Bashmore and Oneman (also playing Dollop’s London NYE party), Joy Orbison, Miguel Campbell, Duke Dumont, DJ EZ, Mele and many more.

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EASTERN ELECTRICS
MONDAY 31 DECEMBER, 9pm-6am
CORONET THEATRE, LONDON, £70

Eastern Electrics team up with Snowbombing and Trix for their NYE bash in London, commandeering the Coronet Theatre and treating revellers to sets from Joy Orbison, Miguel Campbell, Shonky, Eats Everything, Huxley, Sante, Geddes, Behling & Simpson and many more.

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THE AFTERPARTY WITH EASTERN ELECTRICS, URBAN NERDS, CONNECTED, STAUNCH AND TRIX
TUESDAY 1 JANUARY, 6am-2pm
MINISTRY OF SOUND, LONDON, £10/£15

Describing itself as “London’s biggest New Year’s Eve After Party”, this one sees all four rooms at Ministry Of Sound play host to “a top secret line-up of epic proportions crossing house, techno, garage, disco, 4×4 and more.” It’s safe to say that some very big names will be gracing the DJ booth.

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ELECTRIC MINDS NYD PARTY
TUESDAY 1 JANUARY, 6pm-6am
PECKHAM PALAIS, LONDON, £17.50

Presented by The Hydra, this is a real biggie, featuring Henrik Schwarz (live), Levon Vincent, Mosca, Shed, Will Saul, Dusky, Sei A, George Fitzgerald and more.

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Robert Hood plays Fabric

FABRIC
MONDAY 31 DECEMBER, 9pm-9am
FABRIC, LONDON, £45/£20

You can rely on Fabric to put together a stonking line-up to bring in the New Year, and as ever they’ve excelled themselves: Four Tet (DJ set), Martin Buttrich (live) and Steffi are among those doing the business in Room 1 alongside residents Craig Richards and Terry Francis, while proper techno rules in Room 2 with appearances from Dave Clarke, Joseph Capriati and Robert Hood (presenting a Floorplan live set), and mellower house vibes emanate from Room 3 courtesy of the Hypercolour crew (Kris Wadsworth, Tom Demac, Alex Jones, Cedric Maison).

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GET ME! x BIRTHDAYS 
MONDAY 31 DECEMBER, 9pm-LATE
BIRTHDAYS, LONDON, £20

East London club of the moment sees in ’13 with sets from Hyperdub’s Kode9 and Scratcha DVA, residents from West London clubnight Get Me!, House of Trax and more.

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HOLIC
MONDAY 31 DECEMBER, 8pm-midday
OLD TRUMAN BREWERY WAREHOUSE SPACE, LONDON, £15/£20

A proper NYE marathon this, running continuously through to lunchtime on New Year’s Day (though if you’ve lasted that long food will be the furthest thing from your mind). FACT favourite and all-round Detroit legend Mike Huckaby headlines with Kate Simko (live); Tomoki Tamura, DJ STEAW, Eightbitrate, Lookleft & Bearight, Bruno Balbino and Knock complete the line-up.

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IN:MOTION 
MONDAY 31 DECEMBER, 9pm-6am
MOTION SKATE PARK, BRISTOL, SOLD OUT

Bristol’s In:Motion crew cap a cracking year with an absolute blow-out at their Motion Skate Park home. The main room goes for the jugular with Sub Focus, Caspa, Plastician and Scratch Perverts; FACT readers will probably find themselves gravitating towards the 2nd Warehouse, where Loefah and Boddika will be joining local powerhouses Pinch, Peverelist and Kowton. Mele and Marcus Nasty are also on the bill.

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KRANKBROTHER
MONDAY 31 DECEMBER, 9pm-6am
OVAL SPACE, LONDON, £35

We can think of few more reliable selectors to entrust your New Year’s Eve to than Andrew Weatherall. He’s headlining Krankbrother’s NYE party at Oval Space in London, and will be joined by jackmistress Heidi, Leftroom boss Matt Tolfrey and of course the resident Krankbrothers.

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Nina Kraviz plays Jaded

LWE & JADED
MONDAY 31 DECEMBER, 8pm-2pm
EAST LONDON WAREHOUSE TBA, £40/£50

For those of you with real stamina, we’d recommend LWE & Jaded’s NYE bash, which burrows deep into NYD. Nina Kraviz, Mr G and Raymundo Rodriguez supply the tunes to keep your world turning.

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NOFITSTATE
TUESDAY 1 JANUARY, 6pm-6am
GREAT SUFFOLK ST WAREHOUSE, LONDON, £30

For their annual NYD party Nofitstate this year welcome German house heroes Ame, plus Tale Of Us, Maxxi Soundsystem, Geddes, Thugfucker, Futureboogie, Sonogama and Bad Passion Project. Can’t say fairer than that.

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REGULATE x SWAMP81
MONDAY 31 DECEMBER, 9pm-6.30am
LIGHTBOX, LONDON, £8/£10

You know where you are with Swamp81. Regulate have managed to secure the services of Loefah and several core members of his roster for what looks to us like one of the most solid NYE line-ups going: Loefah, Boddika, Zed Bias, Pinch, Paleman, Mickey Pearce and more present.

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Andres plays secretsundaze

SECRETSUNDAZE 
MONDAY 31 DECEMBER, 9pm-6am
BUSSEY BUILDING, LONDON, £28.50

Quite a coup for Secretsundaze: the headliner for their NYE party is Andres, whose ‘New For You’ has been one of the biggest house tunes of the past 12 months and topped plenty of Best of 2012 lists (including our own). As if that wasn’t enough, Dutch shapeshifter Martyn, Amir Alexander, Trevino (a.k.a. Marcus Intalex) and residents Giles Smith and James Priestley are also on hand.

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TROUBLE VISION & TIEF
MONDAY 31 DECEMBER, 10pm-7am
CORSICA STUDIOS, LONDON, SOLD OUT

Corsica’s Trouble Vision team welcome Barcelona’s much-loved John Talabot, Bicep and veteran Berlin house supremo Move D to the decks, with KRL, Ben Sun and residents bringing up the rear.

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URBAN NERDS VS. KOOL KIDS KLUB
MONDAY 31 DECEMBER, 9pm-6am
THE SIDINGS WAREHOUSE, LONDON, £35

Urban Nerds take a typically sub-heavy line-up to London Bridge’s fourarch Sidings Warehouse. The Nerds go head to head with Essex’s Kool Kids Klub in Arch 1 (Marcus Nasty, Bondax, Redlight, Leon Vynehall b2b A1 Bassline and more), while Church bring Throwing Snow, Breach, Dark Sky and more to Arch 2. Hackman headlines a Well Rounded Records showcase in 3.

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THE WAREHOUSE PROJECT
MONDAY 31 DECEMBER, 7pm-4am
WARHOUSE PROJECT, MANCHESTER, SOLD OUT

As ever, The Warehouse Project looms large over Manchester this New Year’s Eve, with Annie Mac, Rudimental, Tensnake, Toddla T, recent FACT mixer Paul Woolford, Simian Mobile Disco and more stopping by for sets.

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XOYO
MONDAY 31 DECEMBER, 9pm-5am
XOYO, LONDON, LIMITED TICKETS ON DOOR

The relaunched East London club welcomes Simian Mobile Disco, the Hercules & Love Affair Soundsystem, Addison Groove, Locked Groove and house smoothie Darling Farah.

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