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New year, new decade. 2020 is fast approaching and for those looking to celebrate the end of 2019 in spectacular style, here are all your celebratory needs covered. Check out these top picks for some of the best things to do for New Year’s Eve 2019.
Bring in the new roaring 20s with the hottest New Year’s Eve tickets right here, and for even more nights out and parties check out our NYE Club Nights Guide.
Here are our picks of some of the best parties to celebrate NYE 2019.
Party it up in the capital with some of the hottest New Year’s Eve tickets in London this year.
Join Hannah Wants in a New Year’s Eve Party at The Ministry of Sound super-club on 103 Gaunt Street. The BBC’s Danny Howard and a top-secret special guest will be joining Hannah and hitting the decks. Along with the talented trio of headliners, an array of DJs will send revellers spinning into the new year and dancing all night long.
Sashay 2019 away with Ru Paul’s Drag Race superstar Bianca del Rio as the US season six winner hosts the ultimate party at the O2 Forum Kentish Town in North London. Joined by some of the most talented queens and DJs, start your engines and get ready for the fiercest New Year’s Eve night out yet.
London’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Thames is set to be a show-stopping night. With a free afterparty included, this party boat experience features two decks of incredible music and DJs. Along with the best view of the fireworks in London, soak up the city landmarks and sail into 2020 on the river as Big Ben chimes 12.
Bring in 2020 in Brixton as MK Presents Area10 NYE at the O2 Academy Brixton for an epic all-nighter of music and madness. The Psychedelic Funhouse at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in West London will start your year off on a kaleidoscopic adventure, blending trippy beats with interactive characters in a surreal experience that you will never forget.
Some of the hottest NYE events are north of the river. Our pick of North London club nights include the 90s vs 00s House Party at O2 Academy Islington, the Mark Knight headlined Egg London NYE 2019: Lost City event in Kings Cross, and three rooms of multi-genre music at the Deaf Rave at Colours Hoxton. The Indie Time Machine will have you spinning back through the last four decades of indie-rock riffs in The Garage on Highbury Corner.
Camden NYE nights include hip-hop party Crush NYE in the Camden Assembly with two floors of bumping party anthems. Enjoy an epic cabaret show at NYE at Fest Camden for a night of burlesque, drag and debauchery to start 2020 off right. Or why not head to the Jazz Cafe in Camden Town for a classic start to 2020.
Looking for something to do on New Year’s Day itself? Why not check out the London’s New Year’s Day Parade, well-recognised by Londoners as LNYDP. Now entering its 34th year, the LNYDP and Festival Series is a New Year’s Day tradition for friends and family alike in the capital. One of the world’s greatest street spectaculars, the parade features over 8,500 participants from around the globe along with a concert series and Grand Finale to enjoy.
Hogmanay – the traditional Scottish word for NYE – is the ultimate way to kick off the New Year in Scotland this year. Edinburgh Hogmanay 2019 is set to be extra special as Mark Ronson becomes the first ever DJ to host the event. Taking place over three exciting days from 30 December 2019 to 1 January 2020 in Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh Hogmanay presents a huge party with a variety of events happening across the city, including a torchlight procession, street party, concerts and the Bairns Afore. Joining Mark Ronson in the Gardens are special guests Rudimental and Mungo’s HiFi, who will have you dancing all night with hit-after-hit in Scotland’s ultimate street party.
See in the New Year with the biggest and best party tunes at The Full Moon Party at The Garage Hogmanay in Glasgow. Glaswegians and visitors alike can also enjoy Saint Luke’s NYE Party Glasgow with Itchycoo Park and the best tunes around. Or why not head to GBX Anthems, as the epic party celebrates 25 years of New Year’s madness.
Manchester Warehouse Project rounds off an iconic first year in the Depot (Mayfield) with a momentous New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day dance party. The newly minted, 10,000 capacity venue will have revellers dancing all night and all day long. Alternatively experience the biggest emotions, the biggest songs and the biggest guitar solos at Ultimate Power NYE at the O2 Ritz Manchester.
If you want to laugh your way into 2020, then head to Comedy Store Manchester where New Year’s Eve Stand Up will have you starting the decade on a high.
Cardiff’s Clwb Ifor Bach hosts the ultimate Welsh end to the year, Nos Galan, with three floors of tunes and top DJs. Projekt NYE in O2 Academy Leeds is the ultimate Northern night out, while the Reggaeton Party in Oxford is throwing an epic fiesta. The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club closes the year with jazz and funk heavyweights in O2 Academy Sheffield, while KISSTORY Bristol will have people bopping to the best in Old Skool Anthems.
For more, check out our Club Nights Guide to cover all your clubbing needs this New Year and throughout 2020.