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Our Top New Year’s Eve Parties Around The World


Ahead of one of the biggest party dates of the year and beginning of 2018, we look at the best parties / pick our favourites around the world, you need to know about in this handy round-up.

From all of us at Data Transmission, we wish you a Happy and safe New Year’s Eve and see you in 2018 for our big 10th year.

EGG London

2017 has been the year that Egg London cemented its reputation as one of London’s finest nightclubs. The past 12 months have seen Egg London entertain a diverse selection of the world’s best electronic artists including Laurent Garnier, Royksopp, Erick Morillo, Green Velvet, Idris Elba, Basement Jaxx and Cassius among others.

New Year’s Eve 2017 will come from Berlin-based techno duo and Second State label cohorts Pan-Pot. This year the duo have headlined a slew of the world’s biggest parties including Elrow, Awakenings, HYTE and even organised their own party on an airfield in Paris. Cocoon mainstay Tobi Neumann alongside Drumcode associates Dense & Pika. Representing London and one of Egg London’s homegrown stars is Kyle E, known for his lush analogue techno sounds and provocative mixing style.

Special production, extra ice cannons, lasers, confetti explosions and stunning decorations will guarantee a unique and memorable New Year’s Eve 2017 at Egg London.

Tickets: £25 in Advance online from www.egglondon.co.uk

Defected at Ministry of Sound

It’s that time again, 2018 is on the horizon and what better way to bring in the New Year on Sunday 31st December than the well-loved Defected NYE party at Ministry of Sound.

This has been a momentous year for Defected, seeing the second instalment and outright success of Defected Croatia and their triumphant return to Ibiza with a residency at Eden. The festival, which took place at The Garden in Tisno, included more DJs, beach parties and impromptu back-to-back sessions across six days of house heaven, definitely made 2017 one to remember.

This years’ NYE party consists of another huge line-up, flying the Defected flag across the Box, 103 and Loft rooms are: Roger Sanchez, Sonny Fodera, Amine Edge & DANCE, Josh Butler, Simon Dunmore, Dario D’Attis, Jess Bays, Andy Daniell, Natasha Kitty Katt and Melvo Baptiste.

Tickets available from here

Printworks London NYE

MK is to headline Printworks London NYE, running through the night for the first time ever to welcome 2018.

He is one of house music’s most prolific producers and arguably the greatest remixer of all time. In a career spanning three decades, from Push The Feeling On to Piece Of Me, there’s little he hasn’t achieved. And on NYE he can cross playing Printworks from his list. Marc is joined by Lee Foss and KC Lights – who is someone who MK has been championing for a while, KC  is part of a new breed of producers hailing from north of the border. The young Glaswegian DJ/producer also counts Radio 1’s Annie Mac & Danny Howard amongst his biggest supporters.

In The Charge Bay they have three exceptional talents including Robert DietzLaura Jones and Will Clarke – who is latest hatchling from Dirtybird’s Bristol nest.

Printworks NYE will be running from 10:00pm – 04:00am.

This event is SOLD OUT!

Playaz at O2 Academy Brixton

Playaz have announced their New Year’s Eve plans at the iconic 02 Academy Brixton for the brand’s biggest ever event.

Headlining are Hype & Hazard performing a special back to back set, plus a festival-sized line-up featuring My Nu Leng, Bad Company UKHeartless Crew, Benny Page b2b Potential Bad Boy featuring General Levy, Mampi Swift b2b Crissy Criss (7-deck set), DJ Die b2b Randall, Danny Byrd b2b Mollie Collins (Full Spectrum set), and Taxman b2b Tyke b2b Annix. Very special guest will be ClipzRum ‘N’ Riddim will host Room 2.

In the world of drum & bass there are few labels that match the events record set by Playaz. The imprint has notched up over 150 shows since their first party at legendary London venue The End, before relocating to world-renowned Fabric, and since then running sold out shows at the majestic Electric Brixton.

Tickets are available here: www.playaz.london

Mark Knight All Night Long at Sound Club, LA

Mark Knight closes the year with an extended set on New Year’s Eve at Sound, LA.

For several months throughout 2017, Mark’s ‘All Knight Long’ tour has captured the unique magic of the extended set, putting one of the world’s foremost DJs front and centre for the entire night. The tour was launched alongside Odyssey, a short film from Mark and Toolroom about the art of the extended DJ set.

Over the course of the summer Mark has had the freedom to work through his vast record collection across a wide spectrum of dance music, from soulful house to funk, garage, house, disco, tech house and techno.

He says “It’s been the experience of a lifetime playing all night shows this yeaR, so to round it all off with a chance to do it all again at one of my favorite clubs is amazing. The soundsystem at Sound is fantastic, and I’m going to be putting it through it’s paces from the very start of the night: expect disco, house, techno – a bit of everything, plus a healthy dose of classics to welcome in the New Year properly!”

Tickets available now from Sound: http://www.soundnightclub.com/

Ants at Electric Brixton

ANTS are taking their colony to London for a world exclusive NYE show at Electric Brixton.

Off the back of another incredible season in Ibiza and a stand-out performance at London’s SW4 festival, they team up with Lock N’ Load events again to bring a hefty line up to London including Richy AhmedCamelPhatEli & Fur, Lauren Lane and Bowler, with more to be announced, and a venue that is known for hosting only the best in the business, this is no doubt this is set to be one of the most exciting nights the capital has to offer on New Years Eve.

You can grab tickets below!

Gig, Club and Festival tickets by Skiddle


HYTE 24hr rave at Funkhaus Berlin

After the much talked about success of last year’s eventHYTE is returning to Berlin on New Year’s Eve 2017 for a one-of-a-kind 24-hour rave at the Funkhaus.

This is the fourth New Year’s Eve party of HYTE in Berlin and once again promises to have evolved to keep things interesting. The first phase announcement of the line-up includes heavy weights such as Nina Kraviz, Ricardo Villalobos, Tale of Us, Loco Dice, Chris Liebing, Adam Beyer and many more artists will be added to the bill within the next days.

Funkhaus is an old and unique GDR building next to river Spree, which used to be the headquarter of the former national radio and TV stations of the communist country. It was never ever used for an event of this kind, quality and size so far. Funkhaus consists of various buildings, including a massive warehouse called “Shedhalle” with a raw, stripped back feel, which will be the main room for HYTE NYE this year.

Further stages will be installed in other rooms with a vintage charm of the 60ies and 70ies – to be announced soon.

Tickets are on sale at Resident Advisor here

Epizode Festival in Vietnam

Epizode keeps filling the line-up for their already mouthwatering festival, which runs from December 31st to January 10th in the paradise surroundings of Vietnam.

Hot on the heels of HYTE being announced as a partner with their own stage, they’ve added Ricardo Villalobos, Call Super, Jamie Jones, Ryan Crosson, Sammy Dee, Nicolas Lutz, BINH, Richie Ahmed and wAFF to the bill.  Of course, this is on top of names already announced like Chris Liebing, Dixon, Loco Dice and Luciano, Richie Hawtin, Rekids star Peggy Gou, Desolat’s Yaya and 50 Weapons’ French house and techno producer Bambounou.

The location for all this is an idyllic one with lush green jungle and long hot days of full sun and warm nights under the stars. There are all sorts of hidden coves and beaches in which parties will take place. There will also be a wealth of local cultural trips and delicious local cuisines on offer to make sure it is a music holiday like no other.

Epizode is a game changing Asian festival that really pushes the scene forwards, for more information head to: WWW.EPIZODE.COM


Awakenings have now revealed their New Years celebrations, which once again will be held at the notorious Gashouder on the Westergasfabriek terrain in Amsterdam.

This year Awakenings will be heading up 4 different New Year events, starting at 12pm on December 30th until 7am on January 2nd…that’s 3 days of celebrations. On Saturday December 30 doors will open at 1200 hrs for the New Year’s Special By Day, featuring Joris Voorn, Richie Hawtin and Chris Liebing, among others.  Then they kick in to the first evening session, on Saturday December 30, with Adam Beyer and Loco Dice and Joseph Capriati.

On Sunday December 31, the year 2017 will come to an end with the New Year’s Eve Special, with Makam – who will open the evening, while at midnight Maceo Plex will usher in the New Year, followed by Pan-Pot, and Amelie Lens will close the night.

On Monday January 1 – they welcome Roman Lindau, Remko Beekwilder, Charlotte de Witte, Sam Paganini, Len Faki and Dax J to conclude the three-day New Year Celebration.

Ticket sales for all four editions are now on sale via: http://www.awakenings.nl

elrow Madrid

Everybody loves a good party and there’s no one else with a better name for throwing them than elrow! They will be taking their show to Fabrik, Madrid and with a line up that never fails to disappoint, if I was in Spain for New Year, I know where I’d be!

The line up includes Adam Beyer, Ida Engberg, Pan-Pot, Rebekah, De La Swing, Ramiro Lopez and many more!

Tickets are available here

elrow Bristol NYD

After selling out the New Years Eve event, elrow have added NYD! They will be transforming the whole Motion complex into a Toontown Farmyard, with their mascot Rowgelia taking centre stage at her own theme From Lost To The River! Together with her rowdy bunch of farm friends, Rowgelia alongside twin sister Rowberta will unleash an explosion of farmyard fun to see us into the New Year, full of interactive performers and crazy production.

The line up includes Eats Everything, Groove Armada, Steve Lawler, Catz ‘N Dogz, Bushwacka!, Melé b2b Lord Leopard, Denney, Andres Campo, Bastian Bux plus loads more TBA!

Tickets are available here

Cafe Mambo at McQueen Shoreditch

Send off 2017 with a bang as Café Mambo Ibiza bring in the new year with their first ever New Years Eve spectacular in London!

Following a huge year of unforgettable moments, the heavyweight Ibiza clubbing brand throw one last party in the capital for the biggest event of the year. The iconic Cafe Mambo lands back at McQueen for an exclusive Ibizan inspired party set in the heart of Shoreditch. McQueen sets the benchmark for an all-in-one entertainment venue that consistently delivers on all levels of quality, featuring a laidback Lounge bar, chic yet elegant Restaurant, atmospheric Club and a summer pop-up terrace ‘McQueen Outdoor’ – The plush & vibrant Shoreditch venue is the perfect setting for Cafe Mambo Ibiza as they make their mark on the capital this year.

Bringing Ibiza firmly in to London is the Pacha Ibiza resident Erik Hagleton, who is the man that brought Basement Jaxx’s ‘Jump n Shout’ back to modern dance-floors with an incredible new remix in 2016, check it here. He’s joined by regular London faces Stefan LaneData Transmission Radio presenter Jack Akehurst, JR (UK), Max Bloom, Beyond City Limits, Danny Buckley, Mr Kavalicious and Stefan Luke.

Expect the unexpected as Ibiza arrives in London to bring in 2018 in style, for tickets head to here

Magic Door at Lab 11

The truly wonderful Magic Door have announced plans for their Gold & Glitter, New Year’s Eve.

Bringing their epic year to a fantastical conclusion this NYE, they celebrate in their usual mayhem-infused style. Fresh from the immense success of reaching their 5th birthday in October and taking in some of Europe’s finest boutique festivals through the summer, they are now very proud to reveal their final party of the year on Sunday 31st December at Lab 11 in Birmingham to see in 2018.

NYE is also the only show where the team reveal the theme early (instead of when people first arrive!), so everyone can seek inspiration and prepare in advance;  so for their Gold and Glitter extravaganza, expect a particularly resplendent session for all of the senses, with everyone dressed beautifully and the production taken to a new level.

Jit Coulter-Patel, one of Magic Door’s co-founders, explains: “We are all super excited for our final show of the year, where we will see out 2017 and usher in 2018 the only way we know how – with a massive party! It’s a very special time for all of the team as we bring together everything which makes Magic Door unique, and it really is one of our favourite parties. As always, we are announcing the theme early too so everyone can get creative – we know we will be seeing some amazing outfits, and equally, we are going to make Lab 11 an incredible experience from start to finish!”

Line up includes PBR Streetgang, Maxxi Soundsystem, Jukes of Hazard, Deano Ferrino + Secret guest DJs and more guests revealed on the night

Tickets are available here