Not many evenings throughout the year provoke such a wide range of emotions as New Year’s Eve. There’s the traditional pressure on doing something extraordinary for that last party of the year, the excitement of bringing in the next year with your favourite people, and the struggle to get a consensus of choice amongst said favourite people. To aid you in your quest to the most hassle-free and fun-filled NYE yet, we have put our heads together with our friends at Skiddle to pick out the best parties to welcome 2019 and wave a fond farewell to 2018.
A Love From Outer Space Andrew Weatherall & Sean Johnston
“An oasis of slowness in a world of increasing velocity.” Those are the words of Andrew Weatherall in reference to A LOVE FROM OUTER SPACE, one of his latest creative endeavours. Teaming up with Sean Johnston, ALFOS takes it cues from music that is in no rush, no urgency to reach crescendo, or compel, unless given the appropriate amount of time. With that in mind, there’ll be fewer poignant NYE celebrations than that taking place at The Merchant. From first track to the last, ALFOS will be guiding all in attendance towards a better understanding of the celestial outer reaches as 2018 becomes 2019. Get more information here.
Legendary DJs Andrew Weatherall and Sean Johnston
Archive x Cherry Mango
Buyers Club Music promise “cheap tickets, enough space to dance and great music” for their NY shindig, which will be the final event to take place in the loft venue. Ian DPM / Definite Party Material will be piloting the decks, with the Bristol-based tastemaker digging out the tunes which have contributed to his Midnight Shift event series and Noods Radio shows. Also taking revellers through to 2019 will be Boogaloo’s Jack Tilston back to back with Lucas Well of Abandon Silence, Anti Social Jazz Club and more. Since opening in 2015, Buyers Club‘s event space has hosted a number of great parties and gigs, and they’re signing off in style with this year-ending party. Find out more here.
Fiesta Bombarda NYE Intergalactic Carnival
Invisible Wind Factory
The Kazimier’s penchant for space exploration will once again be in abundance this New Years’ Eve. Three years on from the final escape to planet Kronos, Fiesta Bombarda will be fuelling the latest rocket to the far reaches of the cosmos as they dress the Invisible Wind Factory in the colours of their own Intergalactic Carnival. The evening’s Mothership Mainstage will feature the likes of RENEGADE BRASS BAND, AFRICA OYÉ DJs, INTERGALACTIC KARAOKE ENESMBLE and many more. Over at Planet Dub (the basement IWF Substation), the illustrious CHANNEL ONE SOUNDSYSTEM will be setting the coordinates for 2019 with a helping hand from POSITIVE VIBRATION. To find out more click here.
A legendary Fiesta Bombarda party
NYE House Party
Camp And Furnace
Comprising of our friends Shit Indie Disco, free pizza, app-based track requests and 90s club classics, Camp and Furnace’s NYE House Party have all the hall marks of the best party imaginable. Playing the best tunes from the world of hip hop and funk to pop and rock as well as some indie hammers, there’ll be something to suit the whole gang in the Baltic mothership. Go to Skiddle for more info.
303 NYE Party
DJ Danny Howells will lead the way at Constellations courtesy of house and techno purveyors 303. Also on the bill is Baltic Triangle neighbours Melodic Distraction with Zaremba and Aitman spinning a five hour extended set in the venue’s garden. Plenty of scope here to celebrate/wave goodbye to 2018 at one of the Baltic’s favourite venues for what could be the last time they host a New Years party. Get more information here.
Circus Presents New Years Eve
It’s a safe bet that Yousef and CIRCUS will be putting on an NYE to remember at their spiritual home of Arts Club. Joined by familiar faces Lewis Boardman, CDC, David Glass and co., the house specialists, led by their founder, will know exactly how to transition into the last year of the decade. Proceedings will be running until 4am on 1st January. Find out more here.
Circus founder Yousef
Jacaranda Records New Years Eve Party
With an exciting 2019 in store for the Jacaranda Records gang, Phase One will be perfect venue to ring in the new year. To help celebrate, the record label have brought in artists they are working with to play sets into the early hours. On the bill is indie popper TRACKY to spin his everyday tales of suburban life to 80s flavoured beats. Merseyrail Sound Station artist NIKI KAND brings her irresistible electro pop and the indie noir of POST ROMANTICS will also keep the party going. Go here to find out more.
IWFM New Years
As is now tradition, the creative hive mind of IWFM radio will be taking over Kazimier Garden for one final party of the year. The usual presenters will be taking turns on the decks, along with live projections from Doctor Captain. You’ll even be able to sample the Garden’s beautiful mulled wine. Go here for more details.
NYE x Liverpool Disco Festival DJs
With numerous top notch events under their collective belt this year, Liverpool Disco Festival can celebrate NYE with a well-deserved shin dig at one of the city’s best bars. Expect a heady mix of 70s, Disco, Funk, Funky House and Soul to dance the night away to. An with only 100 tickets available, there’ll be a nice level of exclusivity to give that real house party feel. Find out more here.
Le Freak C’est Chic
Leaf On Bold Street
Bold Street bosses Leaf will be providing both live music sets and DJs for an evening in the centre of the action. The venue is including a drink on arrival for the £10 ticket price, ensuring you get the evening off in the right way. Read on here.
Eggy New Year
It’s been a great year for DIY label Eggy Records; their regular Seabass nights have gone from strength to strength, while artists on their roster – including Beija Flo and Eyesore & The Jinx -have released some of 2018s most memorable tunes. They’ve established Eggy as a synonym of chaotic quality. To celebrate, the collective are throwing a big bash in their adopted home on Duke Street with sets from founders Jo Mary, SPQR, Wild Fruit Art Collective and many more.