In the last few years, Lisbon has become one of the most in-demand cities in Europe; a vibrant capital rich with history and culture. For us festival and music fans, it has long been on the radar as one of the best places to party. So whether you're travelling to Lisbon to see in the the new year, or whether you're a native of the fine city, here's a handful of options for the biggest partying night of the year.
LX MUSIC Lisbon NYE
Lineup: Ben Sims, Mind Against, James Ruskin, Kevin de Vries, Glove, Midinoize, Steve Menta, Ornella
For techno fans, it's hard to look past the latest party from stalwarts of Lisbon's electronic music underground LX Music. Not only do they have a selection of their resident DJs, they are also inviting veterans of the UK scene in Ben Sims and James Ruskin, and Berlin-based Italian duo Mind Against to head up their lineup for this end-of-year special – which runs for a full 12 hours from 10pm to 10am.
Location: FIL - Feira Internacional de Lisboa
Baile da Virada
Lineup: BonBoxx, Supa Squad, Rolézinho, Funk&You, Deu Bass
If dancehall, Afrobeats, and Brazilian baile funk are more your thing, then you might be inclined to head to the impressive Pátio da Galé for this year-end fiesta. Not only can you expect dancefloor friendly bangers from a lineup of DJs, MCs and live performers, the enviable location on the banks of the Tagus will also over almost unbeatable views of the city's firework displays.
Location: Pátio da Galé (Praça do Comércio)
Lineup: KiNK, Nastia B2B Daria Kolosova, Cardao, Gilvaia, Heartbreakerz, JIGGY, John Woods + more
A two-room offering with an open bar until midnight, this is another very solid offering for even the most discerning fan of underground electronic music. Live maestro KiNK tops the bill, with a back-to-back from longtime collaborators and two of Ukraine's finest DJs Nasti and Daria Kolosova also an enticing prospect.
Location: Palácio da Agronomia (Tapada da Ajuda)
Lineup: Swag On, Putzgrilla, Nosso Sofazinho, Pedro Machado & MC Marcinho, Gonçalo Ferro
Last but by no means least, for those looking to inject a little more glamour into their final party for 2019, the aptly named Royal Palace is offering a chance to dine, drink and dance in style. So, don the finest attire, and head to the historic Pavilhão Carlos Lopes.
Location: Pavilhão Carlos Lopes (Parque Eduardo VII)