UK New Year's Eve 2014 guide

Posted: 1st January 2015
Highlights of live events and club-nights taking place on New Year's Eve, New Year's Day and beyond
New Year's Eve Party

Well, that was New Year's Eve 2014/15 - see you next year!

If you didn't manage to get out to celebrate NYE this year, below is what you missed out on...


Queen + Adam Lambert Rock Big Ben Live. The Central Hall in Westminster will resonate to the sound of Queen + Adam Lambert as you see in the new year with rock royalty! Limited ticket availability now...


This year's massive NYE rave features Drumsound & Bassline Smith, Youngman, Hamilton , Ragga Twins, Randall & Storm with MC GQ, Ratpack, DJ Slipmatt, DJ Billy Daniel Bunter, Uncle Dugs, Kenny Ken, DJ Phantasy, Brockie, Nicky Blackmarket and more at Scala in Kings Cross. The last few tickets cost £40.


Indigo at the O2 will host the soulful DJ as he spins the best in soul and RnB. Tickets £30, or £60 for VIP tickets. Selling fast, don't miss out!


It's all change for 2014, with the annual New Year's Eve event in London now being a ticketed event. You buy tickets which allow access to various "zones". Limited availability.

BLACK BUTTER RECORDS are set to bring the flavour of nu-soul and hip new dance to Brixton's Electric for one massive NYE party. Extra Special Guest: Zed Bias - Last Ever DJ Set as well as slots from Kidnap Kid, My Nu Leng, Woz, Bipolar Sunshine and more - tickets are £40.

DEFECTED IN THE HOUSE takes over the iconic Ministry of Sound in Southwark, with sets from Noir, Nick Curly, Hector Couto, Rodriguez Jr, Simon Dunmore, Cristoph, Copyright and more. Tickets cost £50 (early-birds now sold out).

UKF BASS CULTURE LIVE NYE will feature Sub Focus, SIGMA, Camo & Krooked, Calyx & TeeBee and Fred V & Grafix at the O2 Brixton Academy. Last few tickets cost £50 (early-birds long since sold out!)

EASTERN ELECTRICS takes over Studio 338 in Greenwich (by the O2), with a line-up boasting Cassy, Geddes, Matthias Tanzmann, Route 94 and more. Tickets cost £29.95 for early-birds.

KISSTORY LONDON will host two NYE club-nights, one in London and one in Bristol. DJs on the night include Jez Welham, Neev, Dixon Brothers, DJ Luck & MC Neat in the main room and DJ MK, Freddie Smith & Melvyn Francis appearing in room 2.

DOLLOP has NYE and NYD events - both of them at the Troxy, with MK, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (DJ Set), Wilfred Giroux, Drew Hill, Dorsia and more playing the NYE event and a line-up to be announced for NYD. Tickets cost £40 for NYE, £15 for NYD.

INTRODUCING [LIVE] play Camden's Jazz Café, recreating Daft Punk's seminal 'Discovery', live. Tickets cost £36 (early-birds now sold out), with food options available.

Guilty Pleasures and Ultimate Power present New Year Eve's Hullabaloo at the Forum in Kentish Town with Sean Rowley spinning your ultimate guilty pleasures and power anthems until the wee small hours. Tickets cost £35.

NORMAN JAY continues his NYE allegiance with a set at KPH in West London. You know how he rolls - upfront funk, tight rhythms, swinging soul, reggae from the heart and a whole heap of good times to see in 2015. Tickets from £25.

THE DOCTOR'S ORDERS bring you a night of Hip Hop and RnB across two rooms at Birthdays in Dalston, featuring Shortee Blitz, Mr Thing, DJ Spin Doctor, CJ Beatz, Martin 2 Smoove and Russ Ryan. Tickets cost £20.

BLOW UP CLUB will feature Blow Up DJs Paul Tunkin and guests at St Moritz in Soho spinning classic tracks from both Blow Up's past and present: from Brit Pop era favourites to the current new Pop & indie stylists putting the art back into pop colliding with 60's Soul, Beat, Garage, Funk, Ska, Swinging Soundtracks, Hammond Heavy Jazz, Easy Listening & Ye-Ye! Tickets cost just £10.


The London offshoot of the Manchester club brand will host NYE and NYD events at Sankeys London in the O2, featuring Davide Squillace, Argy, Miolly Cesar Merveille, Philip Bader, Manu Gonzalez and Jozef K across both days. Tickets cost £25 per day.

DJ CRAIG CHARLES brings his Funk & Soul Club to Brooklyn Bowl in the O2, with Plump DJs, Smoove and Turrell and The Correspondents. Tickets range from £25 to £30 - early-birds now sold out.

DJ HYPE plays Fire in Vauxhall's United as One, featuring Sweetpea, MC Foxy, MC Det, Stormin, Shabba D, IC3, DJ Guv, DJ Phantasy, Grooverider, DJ Brockie, Modified Motion, Jayline, MC Skibadee, Eksman, Harry Shotta, Evil B and Fatman D. Tickets cost £20.

Covent Garden Comedy Club at Heaven with MC Dave Ward, plus Paul Tonkinson, Jeff Innocent and special guest, plus DJs. From £20.

99 CLUB Covent Garden Comedy with Brett Goldstein, Patrick Monahan, Matthew Osborn plus DJs. Tickets cost £35.

Comedy Carnival at Clapham Grand with Phil Nichol, Pete Johansson, Felicity Ward and Imran Yusuf. From £25.


THE WAREHOUSE PROJECT will feature Eats Everything, Heidi, Skream, Huxley, Bodhi, Citizen, No Artificial Colours, Krysko, Rich Reason, Will Tramp, Drop the Mustard and Sian Bennett. Limited availability. But, there are tickets to the NYD event, featuring Maceo Plex, Four Tet b2b Daphni, Julio Bashmore, Joy Orbison, Scuba, DJ Tennis, Krystal Klear, Jasper James, Krysko and Zutekh DJs. Also limited ticket availability.

MR SCRUFF is at "home" on NYE, playing Band on the Wall, with Floating Points, with Scruff serving up a nice slice of jazz, soul, hip hop, funk, disco, deep house, reggae, afrobeat and latin sounds on the night. Limited ticket availability.

SANKEYS host Music Is Love NYE 2014 with Kerri Chandler, Move D, Oli Furness, Liam Geddes, Angus Jefford, Perry Louis, Mute!, MVSON and more. Tickets range from £25 to £30 - depending on how soon you book your tickets!

BLOSSOMS - The Manchester psychedelic band play a hometown set at the Night And Day Cafe with Hartheim, The Twisted Dolls and a Man Made DJ Set taking you to 3AM. Tickets cost just £10.


GATECRASHER will once again host a massive party on NYE, with the 2014 line-up to be announced. Tickets cost £40 for early-birds.

JAGUAR SKILLS, Wilkinson, David Rodigan, DJ Friction and TC all feature in the Global Gathering New Years Eve at The Institute. Early bird tickets cost £19.50.

South Coast

DJ HAZARD will play a midnight set at the One Nation New Years Eve at the Bournemouth O2 Academy, along with DJ Hype, MC Skibadee, MC Shotta, MC Shabba D, MC Stormin', DJ Phantasy, Macky Gee & Alpha, Shadow Demon Coalition, DJ Original Sin, Nicky Blackmarket, Logan D, Eksman, Harry Shotta, Evil B, MC Bassman, MC Trigga and Felon.

Seth Troxler - the Tuskegee man will spin techno, house and more at The Astoria in Portsmouth. Tickets from £15 - £20.


In:Motion takes over Motion in Bristol, with Camo & Krooked, Calyx & TeeBee, TC, Dillinja, Zed Bias, My Nu Leng, Klose One and many more from 10PM to 6AM. Tickets (last few) cost £35.

Annie Mac - the ever-popular DJ plays a midnight set at Club Republic in Leicester. Tickets from £17.50 - £20 or £30 for VIPs.

The Cuban Brothers play Chester's Live Rooms, playing "sexy, soulful music, with jaw-dropping b-boy action and riotous comedy". Tickets cost £15

Mas y Mas play a hometown NYE set in Nottingham at Nottingham Contemporary. You can catch the duo for £20.

Shikari Sound System head-up ALPHA : NYE in Newcastle at the O2 Academy. Tickets cost just £8.

SWITCH. NYE in Oxford at the O2 Academy with Wilkinson, B. Traits and more. Tickets cost £15.