New Years Eve Party at the Old Joint Stock
The Old Joint Stock is a huge sprawling venue with a growing reputation for eclectic events and parties so a free NYE shindig is not to be sniffed at. Expect all the usual party gubbin’s, but best of all the King of the Swingers jazz band will be hammering out a brasstastic evening of classic swing from the likes of Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong to smooth your way into 2017. Tickets aren’t required and it’s a huge venue, but we’d still get there early groovesters.
Sat 31 Dec 6pm at Old Joint Stock 4 Temple Row West Birmingham B2 5NY

NYE at the Fresh Prince of Wales
We love it when our favourite venue’s throw a curve ball into a bloated evening of events and shake it up with a unique and imaginative party that not only stands out from the rest, it trumps the rest. Who’d have thought it? A Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Party to bring in the new year, genius. Drawing on tunes from the 70s, 80s and 90s spun by the expert fingers of DJ Cheese Dip who will be dropping in from the legendary Sweatfunk Club to groove up the heated garden with nostalgic rhythm. Oh, you will be getting your face painted too and fancy dress is strongly advised. You can even create your own special story on a wipeable board. Try not to swear kids.
Sat 31 Dec 8.30pm at the Prince of Wales, 118 Alcester Road Moseley Birmingham B13 8EE

NYE Hootananny at the Dark Horse
It’s not actually possible for us to even walk past the Dark Horse these days before our rhythm muscles instinctively start to twitch in anticipation of hearing some of the deepest and dirtiest drum and bass that has become their forte. In a year full of legends culminating with Fabio and Grooverider, what better way to round things off and look forward in anticipation to 2017 than with a free party rammed with the cream of local deejaying talent. Two rooms featuring a massive aural assault from the likes of Jekyll, Ben Dunn and Robidon. Your ears will be ringing into 2017.
Sat 31 Dec 9pm at the Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Road, Moseley B13 8JP

NYE 2016 at the Brown Lion
The Jewellery Quarter has been gradually upping its game this year and there’s now a great range of cool bars and restaurants to frequent. One of our favourites is the Brown Lion. All freshly refurbished it is a fine watering hole and well worth a visit. If you are in Hockley for New Year’s Eve then you should definitely pop your head in for a mooch. If you do, prepare to get your ears well and truly singed by a full on Ruffer and Tuffer session from DJ Jonnie Greaves. Specialising in dub, ska, roots and everything between he will get you stomping into 2017 with hearts full of riddim’ and a smile on your face. What more do you need?
Sat 31 Dec 9pm at the Brown Lion, 18 Hall Street, B18 6BS Birmingham

The British Oak NYE Countdown
If you’ve not been to Stirchley’s finest drinking establishment yet then you really need to pull your fingers out. Throughout the year they lay on a host of quality events, usually for free, featuring DJ’s, live music, comedy and best of all a fine atmosphere. You can’t buy that stuff, you’ve either got it or you haven’t and the Oak has it in spades. So what better time to soak up the feel good vibes for the first time, or to come back for more, than on New Year’s Eve. You know it’s going to be good. Expect all the usual party shenanigans with DJ’s till the early hours, a heated marquee and the promise to light up the skies of South Birmingham with the mother of all firework displays. Boom.
Sat 31 Dec 6pm at The British Oak, 1364 Pershore Rd, B30 2XS Birmingham


Sat 31 Dec
Giles Logan
Published on:
Thu 1 Dec 2016