New Year's Eve clubs: Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds

Looking for the best New Year's Eve parties in Manchester, Liverpool or Leeds? With so much choice out there, we've been strict and limited ourselves to three parties per city, with tickets still available. Cut the bullshit and get booking

Preview by The Skinny North | 20 Dec 2016
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We've scoured the listings to bring you our pick of New Year's Eve club nights in Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds. Want to know what's on every week? Follow our weekly clubbing round-ups at theskinny.co.uk/clubs. Putting on your own night? Let lauren@theskinny.co.uk know the details.

New Year's Eve clubs in Manchester

Raise the Roof House Party @ Islington Mill

If your New Year's resolution is to do more good, you could get 2017 off to a promising start by attending Islington Mill's Raise the Roof New Year's Eve party, where all profits will be going towards the Mill's fundraising campaign to fix its derelict, partially collapsed roof and renovate the fifth floor.

The Mill's NYE bash is always one of the best – some would argue the best – in Manchester, and this year is set to be no different with reliable hedonists from across the city's arts spectrum filling every room with wonder and weirdness. From spin the bottle in the bedroom with Trish Dee to Space Afrika's hardware set-up in the lounge, pop-up performances in the corridors and decor by Mariel Osborn of Volkov Commanders, it's the ultimate house party. 10pm-8am (last entry 4am), £15 here

House of Wax with Marshall Jefferson @ Hidden 

Keep things classic with the creme de la creme of Chicago house, as Marshall Jefferson returns to House of Wax after becoming firm friends with the crew since playing their first event just over a year ago. We'll leave it to them to convince you: "We witnessed a Jefferson countdown two years ago and believe us, it's an incredibly special moment to be graced with." 8pm-6am (last entry 10.30pm), £15 here

Drunk At Vogue @ Texture

"Wave off the worst year in history with the best party ever!" It's a tall order but, of all clubs in Manchester, we reckon Drunk At Vogue can rise to the challenge. If you're in the mood to dress up, look fabulous and get decadent, this is the party for you: an All About Eve-themed night of queer disco, bottomless glitter and the slinkiest moves this side of Christmas, all hosted by the fearless Grace Oni Smith who stars as an ageing diva (with Violet Blonde as the ruthless young starlet who'll kill to snatch her crown). 10pm-4am (last entry 11.30pm), £10 here

Honourable mention: Bohemian Grove at Eastern Bloc. Lock-in vibes from the Stevenson Square den as they bring in Bohemian Grove residents and go head-to-head for 12 hours. 6pm-6am, £5, here

NYE in Liverpool: our picks 

Abandon Silence @ Buyers Club

You know you're in for a proper shakedown when the headliner is literally called Dan Shake. The Londoner and Moodymann fave joins Rich Furness et al for a tight-knit shindig, as Abandon Silence continue their tradition of inviting their best pals down for a proper family affair-style NYE. Feel the love. 10pm-4am, £10 here

The Needle Exchange @ 24 Kitchen Street 

Join one of Liverpool's most trusted crews in one of its best-loved venues for an intimate, down-to-earth NYE, as the No Fakin' lot aim to offer "a respite from the carnage that'll engulf town". Thanks lads, we'll need it. Expect underground disco, funk, Afrobeat, Latin and soul woven skilfully through an extended set. 9pm-3am, £10 here

Hustle x Liverpool Disco Festival @ Legion of Lost Souls

Legion of Lost Souls; where's that, you might ask? We're sure you've spent many a sticky night in there already – it's the venue formerly known as Bumper! Get sweaty this NYE with two of Liverpool's pillars of dance: Hustle and Liverpool Disco Festival, who're joined by Defected Records' Groove Assassin plus Al Kent. If you're stone cold broke after Christmas (speaking for a friend), they're kindly offering 600 free tickets, valid before 11pm. It's £5 after that, so still cheap and cheerful however you play it. 9pm-5am (last entry 4am), free/£5 here

Honourable mention: 303 at Constellations. From the heads who've recently brought us Robert Hood and Henry Saiz, expect nothing less than a luxury cracker. 8pm-4am, £10 here

NYE in Leeds clubs picks 

Butter Side Up x Louche @ Wire 

Cocoon yourself in Leeds' finest hot box this NYE with two of the city's most trusted nights, Butter Side Up and Louche, who'll be joined by a 'very special guest' well-suited to both. Residents Josh Tweek, Hamish Cole and Jonny Sleight are also on duty, natch. 10pm-6am, £12 here

MK, Shadow Child and more @ Canal Mills

At the more spacious end of the spectrum, Canal Mills gives its (arguable) Manchester equivalent the Warehouse Project a run for its money this New Year – particularly on New Year's Day, which features Modeselektor, Floating Points, The Black Madonna and Motor City Drum Ensemble, but New Year's Eve isn't to be sniffed at either. That's thanks to longstanding producer MK – whose work goes all the way back to the early 90s but who's recently responsible for tracks with Becky Hill and Hot Creations – plus Shadow Child and Wiley collaborators GotSome. 9pm-4am (last entry 11.30pm), £27.50 here

Back to Basics @ Church 

The Basics crew – Dave Beer, Ralph Lawson et al – are out in force, propping up Leeds homeboy Miguel Campbell, who'll play a three-hour set in the main room as the clock strikes midnight while in the Chapel you'll find a Constant Sound label showcase led by Basics' young blood, Burnski and Jon Woodall. It's about as Leeds as you can get. 10pm-3am (last entry 11.30pm), £20 here

Honourable mention: MoveOnUp at HiFiLeeds' long-running Motown/Northern Soul/60s party is definitely a good option if you're not in the pricey ticket game. 10pm-4am, £7 here

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