Edinburgh Clubbing picks: Christmas & Hogmanay

Our pick of the best festive season club nights in the capital, featuring Jackmaster, Slam, Harri & Domenic and more...

Article by Claire Francis | 19 Dec 2016
  • Christmas Card 2015 - Emily Welham

Pulse: 25 Years of Soma with Slam, Silicone Soul & Petrichor @ La Belle Angele, Fri 23 Dec

Pulse are celebrating a massive 25 years of the Glasgow-based techno and house label Soma Recordings with a pre-Christmas party headed up by co-founders Slam. With a reputation for consistent excellence in the record industry, the iconic imprint is regarded as one of the top UK independent record labels, and one of Scotland’s best musical exports. As well as the electronic duo, the event (which boasts a 5am licence) features Silicone Soul, a live set from Petrichor, plus Darrell Harding and Sean Laird on warm-up duty (£10+bf).

Harri & Domenic's Boxing Day Belter @ Sneaky Pete's, Mon 26 Dec

Family driving you mad? Eaten your body weight in mince pies? Get out of the house and shake off the Christmas over-indulgence with a boogie at Harri & Domenic's Boxing Day Belter. The duo will be playing start to finish, kicking off at 11pm and running right through until 5am (£7+bf).

Fractal Club with Secretsundaze @ The Caves, Fri 30 Dec

For Fractal Club's third party, Secretsundaze's Giles Smith and James Priestley are up from London for a four-hour set in the glorious surroundings of The Caves. Secretsundaze have been running their infamous London-based soiree for a solid 15 years now and their parties are synonymous with high quality, forward thinking sounds. Support on the night from Fractal residents Hi + Saberhägen (£10+bf).

Nightvision Hogmanay: Jackmaster & Alan Fitzpatrick @ The Liquid Room, Sat 31 Dec

Our pick of the NYE club nights sees Alan Fitzpatrick team up with Butch, Boxia, and our very own Jackmaster. It's been another massive year for Jack Revill, that has included the release of an acclaimed DJ Kicks mix plus a number two result in Resident Advisor's Top DJ Poll for 2016. In the spirit of giving, Jackmaster has also announced that he will be donating 10 per cent of his New Year's DJ fees towards the Aleppo crisis in Syria. 

"I will be donating 10 per cent of all my DJ fees from my New Years Eve and New Years Day gigs to those affected by the tragedies going on in Aleppo," he stated in an online post. "As someone lucky enough to be in the position to donate to worthy causes such as this, more often than not I have sat on my arse and watched it happen on TV. This changes now." Read his Facebook post for suggestions on how to donate. (9pm-5am; £34.50+bf).

Skybar New Year's Day @ Sky Bar Edinburgh, Sun 1 Jan

Welcome the New Year at a stunning rooftop bar location with castle views and full Void sound installation. The event will be headed up by a secret special guest – Simon Bays, Jonny Herd and Sean Laird will also be laying down the tunes. Capacity is limited to 160 and last entry is strictly 6pm (£20+bf).