Events worth braving the crowds for: NYE 2014

These events have stellar lineups which have been deemed worthy enough to go all out for on New Years Eve. From around Manchester, we’ve selected the cream of the crop – nights run by top promoters for good vibes all round, nights which have amazing bookings. Although remember – as long as you’re with the right people, wherever you go will be worth it…

Islington Mill: The Bug ft. Flowdan
Islington Mill is legendary for throwing a good party, for the crowd, the venue and the music. For 2014/2015 they have Ninja Tune signing The Bug performing with collaborator Flowdan for some bass heavy goodness. They have also set up a tunnel which will connect the Mill to its neighbour Regents Trading estate so effectively this will be a warehouse party without the stigma which has been haunting self-titled ‘warehouse parties’ of late. Expect mind bending visuals and go there with a musically open mind. Info here:

Best: Go Hard or Go Home
Victoria Warehouse – S2S Festival: Todd Terry, Flashmob, Funkagenda, Mistajam
90s house pioneers join forces to co-headline this huge operation which truly means going all out on new Year Eve. Hell, if there’s any time of the year to do this, it’s tonight. Get dancing shoes on an arrive with the intention to stay all night. Info here:

Best: ‘post-fireworks wandering around town looking for somewhere to go’
Twenty Twenty Two: Jonny Dub, Will Tramp
No fuss here, just free before 11pm and £5 after. jonny Dub and Will tramp are essentially veterans of the Manchester scene – Jonny as a Hoya:Hoya resident and Will as a Warehouse Project stalwart. Disco, house, garage, hip hop and everything between, go to 2022 to boogie. Info here:

Best: avoid the city centre
The Ram (Fallowfield) – Riddim Culture: Hybrid Minds, Biome
Drum and bass, house, garage, jungle and more in the deceptively cavernous interior of The Ram. Open till 6am, there’s a high chance you’ll stay till the end, with two contrasting rooms and a neverending amount of talent on the lineup. Cheap drinks and with its central location, it’s unlikely you’ll have to fork out a lot for transport. Info here:

Honourable mentions:
Whiskey Jar – Bohemian Grove: hidden gem The Whiskey jar is hosted by Bohemian Grove – one of the best established nights in Manchester, with a plethora of great residents who draw on genres you probably haven’t even heard of. Listen to thier mix for Nextup here: Good vibes all round. Event info here:

Soup Kitchen – Wet Play & Red Laser Disco: in what has become an annual tradition at Soup Kitchen, Wet Play and Red Laser Disco residents join forces for a night of revelry. Info here:

Electrik (Chorlton) – El Diablo’s Social Club. Good tunes from the Piccadilly Records graduates and no need to leave the house early to arrange transport. if last year’s was anything to go by it’ll be a right good knees-up! Info here:

Band on the Wall (SOLD OUT): Mr Scruff and Floating Points. This may be sold out (hence it’s not in the ‘Best Music’ section but where there’s a will, there’s a way. Info here:

Sankeys – Music is Love: Kerri Chandler, Move D. Chicago house legend Kerri is joined by forward thinking producer Move D – who is a fabulous crate digger to boot. Info here:


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