Raveology at Boxxed Warehouse
The city’s biggest DnB event with the full NYE shebang inc. fairground rides – and a sure-fire sell out following Interstellar’s cancellation. Headliners include Shadow Demon Coalition, Nicky Blackmarket and Serum with special guests Dj Guv & Nutcracka, but the line-up of DJs and MCs across the two main rooms offers endless opportunity to kickstart your 2018 right.
Sun 31 Dec, Boxxed Warehouse, Digbeth, Birmingham. £25 www.skiddle.com/
VOID | Sun 31 Dec | Monastery | £6
All your underground minimal, tech house and bass needs are covered at this VOID NYE party. A lesser known gem of the Digbeth music scene, VOID is your hardcore raver’s pick. Starring Alex Parkin, Karrèm, Rhys Bowker and more. www.skiddle.com
Magic Door Glitter & Gold NYE at Lab 11
Magic Door are cranking up the glamour stakes a notch even higher for NYE this year with a Gold & Glitter themed event to dance with sparkling abandon into 2018 like a great glitter-bomb full of excessively decorated joy. Win a pair of tickets and see our full preview here.
Night Owl All-Nighter | Sun 31 Dec | Night Owl | from £11
Northern soul, Motown and ska night at characterful pub-cum-venue the Night Owl. This is a more relaxed night than the alternatives, set to the warmly familiar sounds of funk and disco – but you’ll need stamina if you plan on lasting till 6am. www.theticketsellers.co.uk
*Cancelled* Interstellar | Sun 31 Dec | Crane | from £27.50
Hitch a ride on a firework and soar into the stars at this extraterrestrial New Year’s Eve extravaganza. Acts include DJ Hype and DJ Hazard, who will be joining forces for a blistering 90-minute performance; rowdy jump-up mob SaSaSaS; and Mampi Swift and Crissy Criss, who are upping the ante with a frankly excessive seven-deck set. But it’s international (soon to be intergalactic) juggernaut Friction who is the night’s esteemed guest of honour, D&B Hall of Fame entrant and founder of infamous record label Shogun Audio. The selectors on show have already reached dizzying heights in their respective careers, but this NYE they’ll be blasting off into the stratosphere. See our feature here. www.insterstellar-rave.space
See our Alternative NYE Events round-up here.
GLAS: Kurupt FM | Mon 1 Jan | Lab11 | from £16.75
The self-proclaimed Beatles of Brentford are back in town, pirate radio stars of BBC Three sitcom People Just Do Nothing and genuine lovers of old-school garage and jungle. The whole crew remaining in character for the entirety of their live sets, the Kurupt FM mandem are sure to provide an experience like no other to open their 2018 account. It must be humbling to be upstaged by what is essentially a comedy act, but Sonny Fodera and Chris Lorenzo’s credentials are far from modest, both peddling groove-driven, jacking house vibes carefully engineered to get the dance floor skanking away all night long. Iiiiinside! See our feature here. www.skiddle.com
PENDA | Mon 1 Jan | Dig Brew Co / Spotlight | from £10
A two-part, sixteen-hour marathon hosted by Penda. The carefully coordinated chaos begins at Dig Brew Co for a daytime bash before the party moves to Spotlight at halftime and rages until the small hours of the morning. www.fatsoma.com
Published on: Fri 1 Dec 2017