Clubbing / Hacienda NYE
Party like it’s 1989 as the impressive new Viadux venue plays host to an evening of classic Hacienda nostalgia. Expect plenty of old-school excellence from the likes of Graeme Park, Greg Wilson, Tom Wainwright, Jon DaSilva, Allister Whitehead and Chad Jackson.
Viadux Warehouse / Tuesday / 7pm-4am / £15
Clubbing / HomoElectric NYE Always a massive highlight of the NYE clubbing schedules, iconic queer disco HomoElectric returns for an epic two room takeover of YES. Serving up their trademark blend of disco, house and techno, resident DJs Jamie Bull, Gina Breeze and Will Tramp are joined by LGBT party favourites High Hoops, Kiss Me Again and Love Muscle.
YES / yes-manchester.com / Tuesday / 10pm-4am / £16
Clubbing / Keep It Unreal & So Flute NYE
Two giants of the Manc clubbing scene, Mr Scruff’s Keep It Unreal and So Flute, are joining forces for this massive NYE gathering at Band On The Wall. As an added incentive, 50 per cent of the night’s proceeds will go towards Reach Out To The Community, the south Manchesterbased
Band On The Wall / bandonthewall. org / 0161 834 1786 / Tuesday / 10pm / £22.50
Clubbing / Pure Garage
Doing exactly what it says on the tin, this huge NYE party assembles some of the biggest names in UK garage, including Artful Dodger, So Solid Crew, Heartless Crew, Preditah, Crazy Cousinz, Monster Boy, Romina Johnson and more.
Albert Hall / alberthallmanchester. com / 0161 817 3490 / Tuesday / 9pm-4am / £23.50
Event / Manchester’s official free fireworks display
Manchester’s free New Year’s Eve fireworks display will be held on Deansgate, outside Manchester Cathedral, this year. Music and a big is hosting two massive parties on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Long-standing Radio 1 taste-maker Annie Mac headlines the NYE party, joined by Rudimental, Groove Armada, Hannah Wants, Artwork, Krystal Klear and Shadow Child.
For those with a strong constitution, the New Year’s Day line-up has Maceo Plex, Helena Hauff, Seth Troxler, Octo Octa, Joy Orbison and more.
Mayfield Depot / Tuesday 8.30pm-4am and Wednesday 2pm-midnight / £29.50 (Tuesday) & £25 (Wednesday) screen will welcome the crowds from around 10.30pm on Tuesday, December 31. A countdown will then lead up to the stroke of midnight, when a 10-minute fireworks display will sparkle over the city. If you’re hoping to ring in 2020 with a glass of something sparkling too, be warned: there’s no bar, and no alcohol is allowed to be brought to the event.
Deansgate, outside Manchester Cathedral / 10.30pm to midnight / Free
Event / NYE at Cultureplex Manchester’s newest cultural haven Cultureplex, which has taken over the ground floor of the Ducie Street Warehouse near Piccadilly station, will be ringing in the new year in style. Bistrotheque will be serving a threecourse set menu for £39, or for a less sit-down offer you can get two cocktails and snacks for the table for £17.50 per head in The Lounge. The whole thing will be soundtracked by DJ Claud Cunningham.
Cultureplex, Ducie Street Warehouse, Ducie Street / 8pm-1am / Pre-booking via cultureplex.co.uk
NEW YEAR’S DAY Clubbing / North Base & Friends Starting the New Year in philanthropic mood, drum’n’bass heroes North Base are hosting a special fundraising event for Manchester’s homeless. Bring some much-needed essentials for donation (cans of food, blankets, clothes etc), and enjoy some cracking tunes from the likes of Mark XTC, Sota, Kaz, Frankee D and Bad Habitz.
Off The Square / facebook.com/ offthesquaremcr / 0161 236 8702 / Wednesday / 3pm-midnight / £10