Fabric, London - "NYE at Fabric 2011” - 9pm – 9am
Fabric has been a premier clubbing destination in the UK for just over a decade now and combined with a stellar New Years Eve lineup the £35 ticket price is more than justified. Throw in the fact that the party will last a full twelve hours through until 9am, it’s a sure-fire New Years Eve to remember. Fabric Royalty and resident DJs Craig Richards and Terry Francis, as well as Alexi Delano, Jay Haze, Steve Bug, Cassy, with many more will be on hand to grace the decks on December 31st in celebrating the arrival of 2011. Fabric boasts arguably the best sound system in the capital and for a large venue Fabric always feels intimate regardless of the scores of people that it houses. It’s also one of those places that feels just right for a special occasion, making it a perfect choice for New Years Eve this year.
Ministry of Sound, London - “Toolroom Knights – The Big Bang” - 9pm – 6am
Split across its four rooms of music, Ministry of Sound will play host to an impressive mixture of DJ talent this New Years Eve with it’s Toolroom Knights Big Bang. In ‘The Box’ Mark Knight, Dave Spoon, D Ramirez and Kim Fai will be in attendance to play through until the sun comes up on a new year whilst in ‘103’ the range of talent varies from Radio 1’s music maestro Jaguar Skills to Pete Griffiths, Mark Stories, George Andrews and Jesse James. ‘The Loft’ sponsored by Gio-Goi will host the Toolroom Allstars and the ‘Baby Box’ will feature UNIT 9, DJ Nimo and Kenneth Egan.
The Warehouse Project, Manchester
For £10 less than most of London’s top attractions The Warehouse Project in Manchester boasts what could potentially be the biggest and best New Years Eve event in the country. Already tipped by many, including MixMag as the UK’s best club The Warehouse Project will host a tantalizing lineup of familiar faces. Headlining the night will Mark Ronson with a typically diverse and unpredictable set. He will follow Radio 1’s finest DJ Annie Mac who is well known for her incredible DJ-sets across the UK. More than half a dozen DJ’s will scatter the evening too providing a lasting memory, alcohol-dependent, of New Years Eve 2010/11.
Q-Fest: Global Underground and Saved Records presents NYE @ Q-Club
With its Central Hall having re-opened recently the Q-Club, a legendary venue in the heart of Birmingham, has returned to full force and is ready to kick off 2011 as it’s comeback year. Nic Fanciulli and Derrick Carter are set to headline the huge venue with the likes of Audio Bullys, Funk De’Lux and Progeny hosting the other rooms, giving a huge array of talent to choose from. With tickets at just £15 Q-Club will be making London’s biggest venues seem extravagantly steep.
Asylum & Basics present We Love Leeds NYE at Stinky's Peephouse, Leeds
Three quality promoters join forces for this party in Leeds, which runs from 9pm to 9am, and features Heidi, Greg Wilson and a host of We Love and Basics residents such as Burnski, Buckley and Jem Haynes.
New's Year at Sankeys, Manchester
Winner of DJ Mag's Best Club Poll this year, Sankeys welcomes The Martinez Brothers, Reboot and Lee Foss
Metropolis and Wax On, Leeds University Union, Leeds
Has to be the best alternative electronic gig of the night, with Skream and Benga headlining.
Musika Hogmanay: Booka Shade - Live at The Picture House, Edinburgh
Biggest names on show in Scotland are Booka Shade, who will continue the legendary Hogmanay spectacular of Edinburgh into the wee hours. Tim Green ably supports.