Party into 2010 at one of these mega New Year’s Eve clubbing events WORDS: Natasha Vuckovic
New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and London, the clubbing capital of the world, is getting ready to welcome 2010 with its usual mass of riotous parties. Get ready to kiss 2009 goodbye in pure hedonistic style.
The party: The godfather of techno (that’s Sven Väth, in case you were wondering) brings his pleasure-seeking party to London for its first-ever New Year’s Eve shindig in the capital.
The line-up: Sven Väth, Cassy, Andre Galluzzi, Yousef, Matt Tolfrey.
The place: Matter, The O2, Peninsula Sq, SE10 0DX North Greenwich (020 7549 6686). 9pm-7am.
The damage: From £40.
Get Loaded in the Dark
The party: Summer festival Get Loaded In The Park gets ready to party in dark winter, with this all-mighty event in one of south London’s finest venues. Early-bird tickets
were snapped up in October, so you know it’s going to be good.
The line-up: Simian Mobile Disco, Annie Mac, Chase & Status, Hervé, Golden Silvers.
The place: Brixton Academy, Stockwell Rd, SW9 9SL Brixton (020 7771 3000). 8.30pm-6am.
The damage: From £30.
Good Times NYE
The party: A mash-up of soulful house and hip-hop as dance music stalwart Norman Jay rings in the New Year with his Good Times party.
The line-up: Norman Jay, Russell Jay, Loud Minority DJs.
The place: Hearn Street Car Park (don’t worry, it’s indoors), Hearn St, EC2 3LS, Barbican (normanjay.com). 9pm-5.30am.
The damage: From £20.
Ministry of Sound Live
The party: It’s a giant venue, the line-up is mammoth and the production is phenomenal, with pyrotechnics and an aerial walkway where artists perform above the crowd.
The line-up: Deadmau5, Eric Prydz, Calvin Harris, Justice, Plump DJs.
The place: The O2 Arena, Peninsula Sq, SE10 0DX, North Greenwich (020 8463 2000). 9pm-6am.
The damage: From £55.
The Gallery’s New Year’s Eve Spectacular
The party: The Gallery is all about massive DJs, storming tunes and a big trance sound. Come and play with four rooms of music in one of the world’s best-known clubs.
The line-up: Sander van Doorn, Judge Jules, Tall Paul, Riley and Durrant, Tania von Pear, Gareth Harding.
The place: Ministry Of Sound, Gaunt St, SE1 6DP Elephant & Castle (0870 060 0010). 9pm-8am.
The damage: From £40.
DFA vs Horse Meat Disco
The party: With an eclectic crowd, expect cool retro tunes and a non-stop, just-gotta-dance vibe. Ooh, yeah.
The line-up: Horse Meat Disco DJs, Holy Ghost, Jacques Renault, Warm DJs.
The place: Cargo, Rivington St, EC2A 3AY, Old Street (020 7739 3440). 9pm-5am.
The damage: From £35 adv.
Ring in the New Year
Check out these other New Year’s Eve options.
TNT’s Circus Party
Trapeze your way into the New Year under TNT’s Big Top. Tickets cost £12 (or £20 on the door) and include an arrival drink,
a DJ set and other great entertainment.
Off with a bang
At the stroke of midnight, the skies above the Houses of Parliament are lit up in a magnificent display of fireworks.
It gets busy, so get there early.
At the boozer
Your local pub will most likely put on a NYE bash.
You’ll probably have to pay for entry, but sometimes there’s nothing better than partying close to home.
Bond, James Bond
Make like a secret agent at the Bond Ball. Kensington Close Hotel, Wrights Ln, W8 5SP Kensington High Street (020 8989 6712). £44.
Skip the entry fee, queues and transport nightmares and have a DIY NYE.