They’re a pretty big deal, aren’t they, those new year’s parties? Bearing the weight of the world’s hopes on its shoulders, the new year enters with the responsibility of setting the tone for the next twelve months, so it needs to do it properly. No cutting corners allowed at times like these; the new year is the time to go all out in celebration, so choosing the perfect night out is a good way to start. With no shortage of choice in the North thanks to a plentitude of parties in Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield, Liverpool and Newcastle, you can do worse than to read our guide and work out which shindig has your name on.
Subdub meets Jungle Jam - NYE 2017
Two titans of the Leeds bass scene come together for a blinding night at the hands of of dub, jungle and drum and bass. As heavy as parties get, both Subdub and Jungle Jam are established as vital within the Leeds scene, and invite you to help reinforce their legacy.
NYE at Canal Mills
Hannah Wants, Danny Howard, GotSome and more join the team at Canal Mills for house music of broad appeal.
MoveOnUp NYE party
21 years of weekly celebrations means MoveOnUp are better prepared than most for the big occasions. Taking to the HiFi basement again on NYE, the Leeds favourite party will stir up a delectable cocktail of Northern Soul, Sixties Beat, Tamla Motown and early Disco.
Wax Format New Years Eve
Vinyl lovers rejoice, Wax Format will be taking you into a new year the good old fashioned way at The Warehouse, with needles on wax in each of the three rooms. 15 years at the historic Leeds venue have flown by, and the Wax Format crew will be inviting in some international guest DJs for a vintage night of dance music.
NYE at Sheaf St
It’s a familial affair at Duke Studios, with a strong bunch of Leeds’ finest DJs joining Sheaf Street favourite Psychemagik for a night of house, disco and party anthems. Friendlier vibes will be hard to come by anywhere else in the city.
Angelica & Crafthouse
Tony Hannan again brings the party to the skyline cocktail bar, making this a delightful combination of scenery and sound with Clara Da Costa flying in from the Balearics alongside Catching Flies, Sara Garvey, Ian Dewhirst and Paul Schofield.
O2 Academy Leeds
Three consecutive years of Projekt New Year’s Eve parties have sold out well in advance, so you can bet this one will be the same.
No Curfew & Space present… New Year’s Eve 2017
Two staples of Leeds’ student nightlife, No Curfew and Space between them have every angle covered, providing luxurious partying with lasers, confetti and pyrotechnics along with quality tunes across house, disco, garage, R&B and more.
NYE at The Viper Rooms - Harrogate
The Viper Rooms, Harrogate
You’re not always going to be on your best behaviour, so why start the year that way? At The Viper Rooms you can let loose, with 2 for £10 cocktails, two rooms of DJs and plenty more to shout about.
Canal Mills :: Presents New Years Day 2018
2018 gets off to a flyer at Canal Mills, with Skream, Hunee, Midland, Denis Sulta, Artwork and Young Marco all booked in for the 9pm-5am party. A mouthwatering group of DJs, this one will be absolutely livewire stuff.
Mint presents New Years Day
Not to be outdone, MiNT have also secured some big guns, with Joris Voorn, Detlef and Latmun all appearing. House and techno all night long? Sounds good.
Area 10 at Camp and Furnace
Continuing the 2018 celebrations, Liverpool's New Year's Day offering sees the likes of MK, Detlef, Denney, KC Lights and resident James Organ take to the huge Camp and Furnace venue, allowing to see the new year in with some massive sounds. It's true what they say, scousers know how to put on a party!
The Warehouse Project || NYE at Store Street
This was always going to be big, but with Hannah Wants, Bondax, Disciples, Low Steppa and a ton more of weighty artists, it’s even bigger than you might have expected.
NYE 2017 with Charlie Sloth and Friends
Grime fountain of knowledge Charlie Sloth brings a strong posse to Manchester for a throwdown at the grandiose O2 Ritz.
Junkyard Golf Club MCR
End your year with a few rounds on the craziest golf course in town, or maybe spend that lazy hangover day pottering about on January 1st? Both sound good to us.
Ultimate Power NYE
If you’re a fan of power ballads you’ll want to make sure you vocal cords are nice and warm before heading to Albert Hall, as you’ll be belting out all of the classics on the final night of the year. Clubbing meets karaoke.
Bass Jam Manchester - New Year’s Eve
There’s some deadly business in store for Bass Jam, who bring Lethal Bizzle to town and throw in the likes of Tom Zanetti & K.O Kane, Amine Edge & Dance, Tough Love and more. Special guest Chris Lorenzo adds to the already significant fire power.
The Venue Presents NYE 2017
Is indie, dance, pop and rock more your scene? The Venue is the venue for you.
The Warehouse Project || NYD Closing Party
Stars of the WHP17 series return en mass, with Bicep, The Black Madonna, Motor City Drum Ensemble and Hunee among them. Only The Warehouse Project could then squeeze in Midland, George Fitzgerald, Daniel Avery, Denis Sulta, Peggy Gou, Shanti Celeste and more in on top, and that’s exactly what they’ve done.
Black Diamond UK
The Bijou Club
DJ Russke tops the bill for Black Diamond, whose formal dress code policy indicates a classy party awaits.
Tribeca x Viper
The Viper Rooms
There will be no holds barred as Tribeca team up with Viper to present the perfect New Year’s Eve, with all manner of entertainment on offer. Sax players, pyrotechnics, astonishing decor and make for a glitzy soiree.
New Years Eve 2017: A Gatsby Affair
The team at Crystal take their turn playing Trimalchio with their Gatsby Affair, with pop, chart and R&B hits in the main room and R&B and hip-hop floorfillers in the VIP area.
Detonate & The Tuesday Club - New Years Eve
O2 Academy Sheffield
Sheffield will enjoy sets from Chase & Status, Kurupt FM, Friction and Holy Goof thanks to Detonate, who team up with The Tuesday Club for a bass-led knees up.
Muzik NYE - Camelphat, Denney, Eli Brown, Jhonsson, L & F Projekt
Muzik have been killing it this year, and they’ve decided to give it one last shot just before the final whistle. CamelPhat, Denney and Eli Brown all feature on the team sheet.
Scene NYE | Paris Sheffield
A glamorous Parisian night in Sheffield comes courtesy of Scene, who have plenty of surprises up their sleeves to make it a New Year’s Eve to remember.
New Years Eve at As You Like It
As You Like It
Live music from Revival and a burlesque set from Toxic Cherry of House of Smith both catch the eye at this Tyneside spectacle, with three floors and four fancy bars to choose from at As You Like It. You can even enter via a red carpet for that VIP feel.
The Liquid Room
Nightvision won't settle for any old New Year's celebration, as they bring in Groove Armada for a DJ set, Joris Voorn, Ben Pearce, Theo Kottis, Jamie Ray and even more.
Photo courtesy of The Warehouse Project
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