‘Tis the season to be jolly and of course to forward plan how you’re going to bring in the New Year! Luckily for you, we’ve pulled together a guide to the best New Years(in our opinion) parties from the UK and the rest of the world.



Where: O2 Academy Brixton, London, SW9 9SL

When: Monday 31st December 2018

Who’s playing: Noisia | My Nu Leng B2BRedlight | Dimension 20 Years of So Solid Crew (Lisa Mafia, Romeo, MC Harvey, Asher D, Megaman) | Matt Jam Lamont | Rusko | Sir Spyro B2B Joker | Annix | Bushbaby B2B Freddie Martin | Taiki Nu Light | KSO & more

What to expect: Following a milestone year for the London festival which saw them celebrate their 15th anniversary, South West Four will debut their New Year’s Eve party at the O2 Academy Brixton. As part of a brand new ‘SW4 presents’ event series, the NYE bill will bring together a selection of the festivals favourite artists who are renowned for delivering show-stopping performances and will be topped by a very special performance from South-London collective So Solid Crew. Instrumental in developing the UKG scene, this year marks 20 years of the group and their appearance will see key members Lisa Mafia, Romero, MC Harvey, Asher D and Megaman all in attendance. Further names include Noisia, Dimension, My Nu Leng B2B Redlight + many more.

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FOLD x Percolate x Cartels Day: Breakfast Club NYD

Where: FOLD, Gillian House, Stephenson St, London E16

When: Tuesday 1st January 2019 from 07:00-23:59

Who’s playing: Binh | Saoirse | Unai Trotti | Raphael Carrau | Voicedrone | JAY | J Chrysalis

What to expect: The Breakfast Club is in session. Cartulis, Percolate and FOLD have teamed up to bring you your first 2019 dose of after-hours grooving featuring Club Der Visionaere staple and digger extraordinaire Binh heading up the bill with support from Saoirse – one of the brightest lights outta London right now – Unai Trotti & Raphael Carrau, plus FOLD regulars Voicedrone, JAY & a mysterious newcomer J Chrysalis (who has been tipped by non other than Ben UFO) will be taking us through to midnight and making it one to remember… Bloody Marys, Buck’s Fizz, Espresso Martinis and croissants that will no doubt go down a treat. It can only be the NYD Breakfast Club.

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Defected NYE at Printworks


Where: Printworks, London SE16 7PJ

When: Monday 31st December 2018.  

Who’s playing: MK | Special Guest | Purple Disco Machine | Low Steppa | Simon Dunmore | David Penn | Jess Bay

What to expect: 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 dedicated to the incredible music that we dance to, with a line-up to be announced very soon.

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Where: EGG London, 200 York Way; Kings Cross, London N7 9AP

When: Monday 31st December 2018.

Who’s playing: Charlotte de Witte | Luigi Madonna | Regal | Tobi Neumann | Manu Gonzalez

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NYE at Ministry of Sound

Where: Ministry of Sound, London SE1 6DP

When: Monday 31st December 2018.

Who’s playing: Hannah Wants | Paul Woolford | Todd Edwards | Marquis Hawkes | Will Saul | The Reflex & more

What to expect: New Year’s Eve at Ministry of Sound is set to be another memorable one after a hugely strong year that has confirmed the club’s status as the best in the country. 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 many more.

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NYE/ NYD at Canal Mills

Where: Canal Mills, Leeds, LS12 2EB

When: Monday 31st December 2018 – 1st January 2019

Who’s playing: Disciples | Danny Howard | Waze & Odyssey | Maceo Plex | Hot Chip | Daniel Avery | Fort Romeau & more

What to expect: 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 including Disciples, Danny Howard, Waze & Odyssey, Maceo Plex, Hot Chip, Daniel Avery, Fort Romeau and more.

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Where: Glenworth Valley (nr. Sydney), Australia

When: 28th December 2018 – 1st January 2019

Who’s playing: PNAU | Bicep (live) | KiNK (live)| Peggy Gou | Bob Moses | SG Lewis & more.

What to expect: A mind-blowing immersive festival experience held over New Year’s in the enchanted hinterland of Glenworth Valley. Prepare yourself for four epic days of music, wellness, food, art and cultural experiences, feeding the soul through revelry, connection and discovery.

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ELSEWHERE w/ Mano Le Tough & Tensnake

Where: Elsewhere, 599 Johnson Avenue, Brooklyn

When: Monday 31st December 2018

Who’s playing:  Mano Le Tough | Tensnake | Connie | Amber Valentine | Andrew Devlin | DJ Wawa | DJ Voices

What to expect: A multi-room celebration, featuring Irish DJ/Producer and head of Maeve imprint, MANO LE TOUGH who’s guaranteed to bring his vibrant house sound to Brooklyn. Joining him is Permanent Vacation alum, TENSNAKE whose break out single “Coma Cat” propelled him around the world spinning soul, boogie, funk, 80s pop, and elevating him as an in-demand remixer and producer.

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Where: Tulum, Mexico

When: 29th December 2018 – 13th January 2019

Who’s playing: Adriatique | Âme | Mathame | Mind Against | Recondite (live) | Return | Stephan Bodzin (live) | Tale Of Us & many more

What to expect: Music in paradise! Tulum is a magical place where the beach meets the jungle. Sound Tulum will host the world’s biggest promoters who will be providing unique events over a two week period. Events announced so far include Somolum +1, Afterlife and Bedouin.

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EPIZODE Festival

Where: Phu Quoc, Vietnam

When: 31st December 2018 – 10th January 2019

Who’s playing: Ricardo Villalobos | Nina Kraviz | Seth Troxler | Zip | Sonja Moonear | Apollonia | Mr. G (live) | tINI | Sammy Dee | Dewalta | Red Axes | Fumiya Tanaka  & more

What to expect:  After two hugely successful editions, EPIZODE festival will return once more, bringing it’s game-changing musical and cinematic experience, where you are the central character. Get set 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.

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Where: Sheikh Zayed Road, Ghantoot, Exit 399 in Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotels and Resort, Abu Dhabi

When:  Monday 31st December 2018

Who’s playing: Dixon b2b Âme / Denis Horvat / Frederick Stone / Micha / Aidin Karami

What to expect: Marking the end of 2018, Dubai’s top party destination is bringing back one of its biggest parties to celebrate the new year in style, featuring a storm of music selectors from the likes of; Dixon, Ame and Denis Horvat to welcome 2019 with a bang.

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