Let’s face it, the start of next year isn’t exactly going to be a walk in the park, but when the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, it will at least bring an end to the annus horribilis that was 2020. And given the wealth of options when it comes to NYE livestreams, there’s no reason not to dance into 2021 with your head held high. 🙂
Here’s our guide to the best New Years Eve livestreams from across the dance music spectrum.
Hacienda House Party – 24 Hour Live Stream
Kicking off at 10am on New Year’s Eve and running across three blocks of eight hours each, this tour de force features DJs including Carl Craig, Danny Tenaglia, DJ Paulette, Greg Wilson, Moby, Todd Terry, Norman Cook, Graeme Park and more, as well as live performances from Hacienda Classical, Inner City and Phuture. Oh, and a treat from the vaults – a special recording of Frankie Knuckles from NYE 2013 in Manchester. There’s even a virtual Hacienda nightclub for you to explore. Log on to https://unitedwestream.co.uk/
The @Fac51hacienda House Party NYE— FAC51 The Haçienda (@Fac51hacienda) December 2, 2020
Live Hacienda Classical w/ @MancCamerata @InnerCityDet Phuture
DJ’s – @carlcraignet @DJDannyTenaglia @DJDavidMorales @DJPAULETTE @djwoodymusic @graemepark @djgregwilson Hewan Clarke @jondasilva @robertsonjustin @Kklassuk @thelittleidiot pic.twitter.com/apZgvjoJA5
A truly global affair, Beatport’s #DanceAway2020 online festival features Carl Cox, Honey Dijon, Jamie Jones, Nastia, Patrick Topping, Nicole Modbauer and a host of others, with more than 20 hours of live-streaming across 15 time zones. Log on to fb.me/e/cylXnQEZy
IT’S TIME TO #DANCEAWAY2020— Beatport (@beatport) December 16, 2020
Celebrate with us as we ring in the new year around the globe w/ @Carl_Cox @HONEYDIJON @JamieJonesMusic @Nastia_DJ @NicoleMoudaber @TOKiMONSTA @Patrick_Topping and many more!
Attend here: https://t.co/ILHlGpC3Ki pic.twitter.com/2sqFVojoI8
Defected ‘We Dance As One’ Virtual Festival
Kicking off at 5pm UK time on New Year’s Eve, Defected’s ‘We Dance As One’ virtual festival will feature Sonny Fodera and Gorgon City performing live from London’s Primtworks, as well as Roger Sanchez (live from Miami), Inner City (live from Detroit), as well as Sam Divine, Low Steppa and Eats Everything, among others. Log on to https://www.facebook.com/events/409969613451079/
The biggest HOUSE party in the world – this New Year’s Eve. 🌎— Defected Records (@DefectedRecords) December 11, 2020
Live from 5pm (UK time)@domdolla @eats_everything @GorgonCity @InnerCityDet @Lowsteppa @djrogersanchez @samdivine @sonnyfodera #HouseMusicAllLifeLong #AsOne pic.twitter.com/dddt74QOXD
New Year’s Day Trip
Insomniac Events’ Day Trip Festival is holding a 12-hour online event on New Year’s Day (perfect for the ‘after’ after party?) featuring Marshall Jefferson, Mark Knight, Benny Benassi, Lee Foss, Paul Johnson, Sam Divine, Gene Farris and many more. Kicking off at 8pm UK time (12pm PT) at tv.insomniac.com.
Celebrate new beginnings on the first day of a new year with 12 hours of hand-picked House Music All Day (& Night) Long, streaming from around the world! #NewYearsDayTrip 🌍☀️— Day Trip ☀️ (@daytripla) December 21, 2020
Fill up your Fishbowls and tune in at 12pm PT at https://t.co/l4QyftZa03! 🐠😎 pic.twitter.com/pFTbPbCdUn
Clockwork Orange New Year’s Eve Extravaganza
Promising a ‘big F U to 2020’, the Clockwork Orange lineup features such luminaries as Danny Rampling, Rob Tissera, Brandon Block, Jon Pleased Wimmin, Darren Emerson and Seb Fontaine and Tall Paul going back to back. What’s not to like? In association with Centreforce Radio. Log on here: https://www.facebook.com/ClockworkOrangelondon
Elrow New Year’s Eve Show
Party monsters Elrow know how to put on a New Year’s Eve bash, and this year, the Spanish outfit hosts a five hour extravaganza live from Moscow, Bucharest, Madrid, London and Green Cape. In addition, they’ve also teamed up with the Abracadabra New Year’s 2021 festival, which features artists such as Major Lazer, John Legend, Blond:Ish and Marc Rebillet. Log on here: https://www.facebook.com/events/445862886406431/
Amazing news to share with all of you! This NYE we have teamed up with our friends #ABRACADABRA & joined their incredible NYE celebration on @TwitchES ! Our 5 HR elrow Show ft @Claptone_ is going to blow your minds with all the elrow madness!— elrow (@elrow_) December 23, 2020
21:00-02:00 CET 🎉#elrowdesperados pic.twitter.com/bi3aNNMkUG
A Lost Weekend: Human Traffic Live – Pablo Hassan Live Stream
For those familiar with the movie Human Traffic, this is likely to pique your interest – a New Year’s Eve livestream featuring notorious club owner Pablo Hassan… aka deck wizard Carl Cox. Log on here for more information: https://www.alostweekend.com
DAY 8 – Dear Chosen Family. NYE is going to be different this year, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be going off. @mixcloud is hosting THE ultimate NYE live stream with w/ Pablo Hassan, Club Owner (aka @Carl_Cox).🙃— A Lost Weekend Presents: Human Traffic Live (@ALostWeekend) December 26, 2020
Join the party on NYE at 11:40pm > https://t.co/QKjVmLUOvz pic.twitter.com/fkTETsNZXq
Charlotte De Witte, Kölsch b2b Joris Voorn, Camelphat and Maceo Plex – as well as a myriad of EDM artists – are playing at Tomorrowland’s virtual festival on New Year’s Eve, which is spread across four stages. You’ll require a ticket for this one though – passes start at €20. Log on here: https://www.tomorrowland.com/home/events
A magical celebration at the end of the year. Enter a fascinating digital world with 4 mesmerizing stages: Melodia, Atmosphere, Planaxis and Pulse. Who’s ready for Tomorrowland 31.12.2020? pic.twitter.com/38nLsyv9fV— Tomorrowland (@tomorrowland) December 20, 2020
Tronic New Year’s Eve
Christian Smith’s Tronic label has hosted some of the best livestreams this year as part of its Tronic Thursdays series, and New Year’s Eve is no exception, with Anthony Pappa, Drunken Kong and Misstress Barbara joining the man himself for some top notch techno. Log on here: https://www.facebook.com/events/434569234593909
Soundzone – A Global New Year’s Celebration
Soundzone is a global New Year’s Eve party set across 12 different time zones, commencing in Kuala Lumpur and ending in Los Angeles – each participating DJ will ring in the New Year in their local time zone. Featuring Tara Brooks, Seth Schwarz, Mr C, Valentin Huedo, Igor Marijuan and many more. Early bird tickets available for $5 at https://monad.social/events/soundzone-nye-party/
Closer To Home
Here in Ireland, Dublin Live Stream will feature a host of familiar names from Irish clubland for their eight-hour New Year’s Eve bash, including legends such as Latin Wolf, DJ Kayos and DJ Orbit, with FM104’s Andy Preston ringing in the New Year itself (click here for more info). In Cork, FishGoDeep are planning a very special livestream from Kino, Cork, promising ‘three decades of Cork classics with Greg and Shane’.
Elsewhere, Phever is hosting a New Year’s Eve party with a myriad of Phever DJs and special guests, kicking off at 6pm (click here), plus, you never know, 909originals might also be making a brief sojourn online at some point during the evening. (click here).
“Should old acquaintance be forgot…?” You’re damn right it will be. See you down the front, champagne in hand – good riddance 2020!