Christmas and New Year’s Eve Highlights with Skiddle
As Christmas and New Year get ever closer, we take a look at what clubs are on offer via Skiddle to help you dance through the festive season
Picture the scene: you finished up at work around a week ago and have been holed up in the house for days now just eating and drinking everything in sight. Christmas was only yesterday and you already can’t bear the thought of yet another leftovers sandwich. Don’t worry, with a line-up more packed than Santa’s sack, Cream Glasgow have got you sorted – dance off all those sprouts and rich roasts tonight at SWG3, with sets from Aly & Fila, John O’Callaghan, Laidback Luke, Markus Schulz, Mauro Picotto and loads more. 8pm-3am (last entry 12:30am); tickets £34-50-39.50
Meanwhile in Edinburgh you can dance off your many Christmas dinners at the Madchester Boxing Day Special. A scene born out of Manchester in the late 80s, which fused together the sounds of 60s indie, funk grooves and acid house leading to psychedelia, expect to hear everything tonight from The Happy Mondays to The Stone Roses, Inspiral Carpets to James and everything baggy and psychedelic that’s since been influenced by the era. 11pm-5am (last entry 1am); tickets £6
Nightvision, Edinburgh @ The Liquid Room, 29 Dec; La Belle Angele, 30 Dec; The Warehouse, 31 Dec; The Liquid Room, 31 Dec
Nightvision seem completely and utterly unstoppable in the capital at the moment, and over the festive period things are no different with them putting on four huge nights across the city in the lead up to 2019. Saturday 29 December sees them bring Jeff Mills, Pan-Pot and Marcel Fengler to The Liquid Room (11pm-5am – last entry 3am; tickets £24.95-29.95); on Sunday 30 December they’re all set for a night afore party at La Belle Angele with Purple Disco Machine (11pm-5am – last entry 3am; tickets £14-16) and on New Year’s Eve they’re welcoming George FitzGerald and Fort Romeau to The Liquid Room Warehouse (10.30pm-5am – last entry 3am; tickets £19.95-27.95), while the legendary Mr Scruff will be playing his first ever Hogmanay in the city in The Liquid Room (10.30pm-5am – last entry 4am; tickets £18.75-24.95).
Following a quite literally explosive – there were so many confetti cannons!! – outing for Marea Stamper, aka The Black Madonna, at Terminal V in Edinburgh on 27 October, the Berlin-based DJ, known for her incredibly uplifting sets, is celebrating New Year’s Eve back in Scotland once again with sets in Edinburgh as well as Glasgow. For her Glasgow stint she’s playing with good pals, and Glasgow mainstays, Optimo at SWG3 for what is set to be one of the biggest NYE parties in the city. 10pm-3am; tickets £25
Born out of a love of underground dance music and inspired by the DIY spirit of reggae sound system culture, Glasgow’s DSR Soundsystem’s motto is a simple one: Don’t stop raving! Tonight they’ve partnered with the super cool Drygate Brewery to host a New Year’s Eve bash fuelled loads of tasty craft beers and spirits, loads of bass and top selectors, with Addison Groove, Nightwave and BAKE all set to play alongside DSR residents. 7pm-2am; tickets £15-20
If you’re in Aberdeen for the festivities and want to see in 2019 in style, then might we suggest you look no further than Animal House’s New Year’s Eve Glitterbomb party at Unit 51. Expect a full scale production from the Animal House team with temporary animal print tattoos, glitter stations, confetti cannons, inflatables, live percussion, live sax and loads more, plus all the vocal house anthems you could ever want to help you see in a new year. Animal-themed outfits and face paints at the ready folks! 10.30pm-3am; tickets £8-15
Wee Dub are all about bringing reggae, dub and sound system culture to Edinburgh and after throwing a number of parties throughout the year, including the mammoth Wee Dub Festival, Hogmanay is no different for the Edinburgh promoters who tonight are taking over not one, but two venues. In La Belle Angele you can catch dreadsquad featuring Dub Princess, Wrongtom, Jinx in dub and more while Samedia Shebeen will take over next door neighbours The Mash House with sets from Neil Templar and Selecta Mad Max. 10pm-5am – last entry 1am; tickets £16
Celebrating diversity, equality, unity and love since 1994, Taste seems like the perfect first BNO of 2019 so you’re in luck then that they’re bringing the party to Edinburgh’s Liquid Room on 1 January. Expect one heck of a party with Taste residents’ Fisher & Price, Miss Chris, Martin Valentine and Steven Wanless playing a danceable mix of all things house, prog house, tech house and club classics. 10:30pm-5am (last entry 2am); tickets £10
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