New Year's Eve is now less than six weeks away, with attention long-since turned towards Europe's best nights to welcome in 2017. From Amsterdam to London and Berlin, ravers across the continent will be able to wave goodbye to 2016 in the company of Adam Beyer, Nina Kraviz and Hannah Wants.
With some parties already close to selling out, there's no better time than the present to firm up your New Year's Eve plans. Here are six events that are sure to tickle the fancy of every electronic music fan.
Headliners: Hannah Wants, Blonde, Danny Howard
Probably the UK's most famous music events series spares nothing on its New Year's Eve parties, inviting a genre-splitting lineup that includes Birmingham bass-junkie Hannah Wants, deep house duo Blonde, garage legend Wookie, king of the dance anthem Danny Howard, and popular Liverpool hip-hop night Juicy.
Where: Manchester, UK
Eastern Electrics NYEE
Headliners: Richy Ahmed, Darius Syrossian, Josh Butler
Underground house and techno festival Eastern Electrics teams up with Ibiza clubbing brand Do Not Sleep for an all night New Year party in London's hip East End. Taking over the capital's popular hipster hangout Studio Spaces – which doubles up as a photographic studio during the day – ravers will be partying till 6am in the company of Richy Ahmed and Darius Syrossian across two rooms.
Where: London, UK
Cosmo NYE Rome
Headliners: Loco Dice, Nina Kraviz, Chris Liebing
Four of Rome's coolest spaces will be reverberating to the sounds of Loco Dice, Chris Liebing and Nina Kraviz this New Year's Eve as dance brand Cosmo throws its annual end of year party. Taking over the city's Plus Room, Spazio 900 and Room 26 nightclubs, as well as Salone delle Fontane, Cosmo NYE gives ravers the chance to sample some of the city's hippest spaces.
Where: Rome, Italy
Headliners: Dyna, The Partysquad, Lil Kleine
All-out Dutch party throwers TIKTAK spread their wings across Amsterdam and Rotterdam for two end of year blowouts. Featuring a lineup of energetic Dutch DJs that jump from house to hip-hop and hardstyle, TIKTAK's New Year's Eve shenanigans will leave even the fittest party-goers a little lost for wear.
Where: Amsterdam & Rotterdam, Netherlands
Headliners: Carl Cox, Chris Liebing, Richie Hawtin
With an abundance of house and techno nights in Berlin throughout the year, it can be hard to find the right one to choose. But when it comes to New Year's Eve, it's almost nigh on impossible. Thankfully, HYTE are back in town, and have invited techno superstars Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, Chris Liebing and Seth Troxler along with them.
Where: Berlin, Germany
Canal Mills presents NYE
Headliners: MK, Shadow Child, Gotsome
Canal Mills has become one of Leeds' best loved venues thanks to its on-point lineups and gritty, urban setting. This NYE it'll be topped by DJ and producer MK, who has a discography stretching back to the 90s, and the genre-splitting Shadow Child, who has become a firm favourite of the venue with his sprinkles of house and bass.
And if you can't make NYE, the venue will also be laying on a NYD party with Modeselektor, The Black Madonna and Floating Points.
Where: Leeds, UK
Headliners: Adam Beyer, Pan-Pot, Stephan Hinz
As any pure techno fan will attest, Awakenings are nights you clear your calendar for. Famed for tightly curated lineups of techno's genre-pushing DJs and underground talent, their parties pair cutting edge sound with immense production, culminating in one hell of an experience. This New Year's Eve they're back at their spiritual home inside Amsterdam's former gas station - the Gashouder – to welcome in 2017 in true Awakenings style.
Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands
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