13 New Year's Eve Parties You Have To Go To

Monday 25 December 2017
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How will you be seeing in 2018?


Just the Tonic
The Belgrave Rooms
If you’re not one for the rough and tumble of a club dance floor, and you can think of nothing worse than seeing in the new year in a mammoth bar queue, don’t resign yourself to a night in front of the telly box. Round up a couple of your like-minded pals and settle in for a night of top dollar laughs, all courtesy of Just the Tonic. They’ve belled up some of the funniest fellas they know – Dave Longley, Josh Howie, Noel James and Sam Avery – to come dahn and get you giggling good and proper. To keep your spends low, JTT have teamed up with Tamatanga, so you can enjoy a curry at discounted prices before the show, and line the stomach before you undoubtedly sink a few over the course of the evening. They’ve thought of everything, han’t they? £10


Southbank Bar Nottingham City
Surely you know the ropes for this one by now. I’m Not From London’s biggest and baddest night is turning it up a notch, what with it being the last party of the year an’ all. If this is your first time at the Bamalama rodeo, you’re in for a treat. It’s essentially the best karaoke party on the planet, but with a couple of twists: there’s a live band instead of a dodgy backing track, and you’re the lead singer. Well, you and everyone else in attendance. It’s an early doors ting, with the city centre Southbank Bar patiently awaiting your arrival from 8.30pm, so head out early to make the most of it. Once the band have finished, there’ll be a cracking club night for you to enjoy, too. We reckon this one’s gonna be emotional. £15 in advance, £20 on the door


Deeper Than Roots: Dubplate Special
The Maze
Newly refurbished, thanks to a roaringly successful Kickstarter campaign backed by your generous selves, The Maze has got you covered for New Year’s Eve. Deeper Than Roots are giving ‘em a hand, and together, they’re bringing the original rudeboy, Ray Keith, to the Hoodtown masses. He’s gonna be playing a two-hour set, and Omen Breaks and Fel Dem will be spinning, too. Plus, catch the likes of Origin One, Ashmore and Motormouf, and Nebula 2… £10 early bird, £12 adv, £15 otd


Tumble + Mimm + RubberDub
The I Club
Oosh. The party gods have looked favourably upon us with this one, as they’ve drawn together a mighty collaboration of vibe bringers for the NYE party to end ‘em all. Get down to the Irish Centre for two rooms packed to the rafters with goods. Room one will house Tumble Audio, RubberDub and Pondlife, supplying the bassline, grime and UK garage. Room two sees Mimm, Trent Bass and Chord Marauders delivering trap, hip hop and house to the masses. It’s gonna be messy. £12 - £15


Soul Buggin’
Rough Trade
The Broad Street venue has been proper busy this year, and they’re not slowing down as it draws to a close. Bringing in the folks at Soul Buggin’ to deliver the tunes through their Funktion-One soundsystem, the venue’s got a late licence especially for you lot to enjoy the very best in soul, funk, house and disco as you see in 2018. With Andy Riley and Osborne on the decks, as well as a couple of Soul Buggin’ regulars, it’s set to be a top night. £5


Fred’s House
The Embankment
It’s a slightly more relaxed affair up round West Bridgford ways, so if you’re not up for the mayhem of the city centre, tek a trip over to The Embankment. They’re putting on a proper spread for yow lot, including a three-course buffet and a complimentary glass of fizz, and another one as the clock strikes twelve. There’ll also be tunes from live band, Fred’s House, so you can gerrabit of dancing in to work off your vol au vents. £40


Harare + DJ Bradley Jam
Malt Cross
Everyone’s favourite former Victorian music hall turned charity-run bar is bringing the big guns out for 2018. Leave the heels at home and wear in your best dancing shoes, cos this is a party that won’t let you rest on yer laurels. The Malt Cross will play host to local legend, DJ Bradley Jam, whose world music dance vibes’ll see you right. Plus, Zimbabwean dance music group, Harare, will be playing live. We’ll see you on the dance floor. £10


Secret Party Projects x Pop Up Party
Nottingham Contemporary
‘Tempreh are keeping us waiting with baited breath for this one. The art gallery is gearing up to host a party with an air of mystery, firmly encasing the goods within, as Secret Party Projects have teamed up with Pop Up Party to see you past midnight the right way. The Space will see deep house and disco sounds pumped up to those high ceilings, while the DJs in the CafeBar will be playing the soulful tunes. £15 - £24


Shouts to the all-night raving crew. While most venues’ll kick you out on your ear holes at around 3am, Wigflex are prepared to bring you some downright murky beats until six in the morning. If you make it that far. Avalon and Willow, two females that have set fire to the scene this year, are on the lineup, alongside Lone, and Wigflex kingpin, Lukas Wigflex himsen. It’s bound to be naughty. £15


Howlin’ Bones + The Maybellines
Annie’s Burger Shack
Tek a trip across the pond without having to leave your beloved Hoodtown, courtesy of our Annie and her bleddy brilliant Burger Shack. She’s booked the roaring rockabilly band, Howlin’ Bones, who’ll be playing the best beats for your dancing feet to boogie on down to in her underground Ocean State Tavern. There’s support from The Maybellines, too. You’ll need to book tickets online, so get in sharpish if you know what’s good for you. £7.50


New Years Eve Party
If you’ve popped your head into Thurland Street’s latest opening, MOJO, you’ll know they don’t do things by halves. Be it the fried chicken and syrup-topped waffles or the 2am, atop-the-bar dancing, MOJO is a force to be reckoned with, and they’re not holding back with the new year celebrations. You can turn up free of charge, but they’re offering a table package that includes welcome drinks and a party platter for just £20pp. Tables of six or more get a couple bottles of fizz thrown in, too. £20pp for a table, otherwise free entry.


DirtyFilthySexy: New Queer’s Eve Glitter Ball
Spanky Van Dyke’s
It was a sad day for all when Spanky Van Dyke’s announced that they would soon be closing their doors for the final time. So we’re proper chuffed that we get to see the last night of the year, and the venue, out in style. Join DirtyFilthySexy as they bring glitter balloons, face painting, and live performances from some of Nottingham’s best-loved drag queens, Scarlett O’Tara, Glitterhawk and Baby Tap. Dress to impress. £6


New Year's Eve
Rock City, Stealth, Rescue Rooms

Enthusiasts in bass music, listen up. Three of the city’s prime venues are clubbing together to bring the biggest night of the final countdown, headliners including old-school dubstep legend Skream, alongside Ninja Tune-signed London duo Bicep. On top of those boggers, you’ve got everyone from Bassboy, to DJ Q, to Redlight, to Darkzy, plus a load more acts still to be announced. If you head over to the event on Facebook, you can track the release of more names as the month goes on. Be sure to steady yersen, this one’s set to be massive. £35.50

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