It feels like only yesterday that 2019 was just about to start but nearly a whole year has gone by, which can only mean one thing – New Year’s Eve! That leads to the question of what to do and where to go? Well, you’ll be happy to know that Manchester always has the best parties to help ring in the New Year – so with that in mind, here is our selection of the top parties to go to this year – from power ballads, to RnB and garage or a New Year’s knees-up Hacienda-style, there’s a happening for everyone. Read on for details or listen to our December podcast for even more New Year inspiration.

The Warehouse Project | Mayfield Depot | Tue 31 Dec | 7pm - 4am | From £29.50

Warehouse Project parties always sell out. Why? Because they’re mint. 2019’s New Year’s Eve party will be held at Mayfield Depot for the very first time – and what better way to celebrate a new venue than with a stellar line-up of dance legends both old and new. This year’s line-up will feature club heavyweights Annie Mac, Groove Armada, Rudimental, Rich Reason, Krysko and Greg Lord (amongst others), alongside rising stars O’Flynn, Olli Ryder and Prospa (plus more). From techno to deep house, garage and more, New Year will mean a right good knees-up done WHP style. Two types of ticket are available, with prices ranging from £29.50 – £49.50. The venue is also hosting a closing party on New Year’s Day featuring performances from Seth Troxler, Joy Orbison and more.

Mayfield Depot, Mayfield Train Station, The Depot, Manchester M1 2QF
Me Gusta NYE | Night & Day Cafe | Tue 31 Dec | 10pm - late | From £10

Multicultural collective Me Gusta are throwing their second ever New Year’s Eve party, following on from the success of their first (6am finish!) back in 2018. Me Gusta DJ’s will be holding down the fort this year, so expect a heady mix of afrobeat, Latin, disco, funk and electronica from all corners of the world. For the occasion, Night & Day will be transformed into a whirlwind of jungle ambience, with specially created projections, lighting installations and compulsory tribal wear. Well, the tribal wear as a party-goer is optional – but Me Gusta wouldn’t be complete without some fancy party gear. All early birds are now sold out, so snap up a ticket whilst you can.

Night & Day Cafe, 26 Oldham Street, Manchester M1 1JN, Tel: 0161 236 1822
Juicy NYE | Black Dog Ballroom NQ | Tue 31 Dec | 10pm - 5am | From £6

Juicy is Manchester’s biggest, most loved and longest running hip hop party, with a loyal, dance-loving following who love to wind ‘n’ grind and (maybe) get down low as the night is known for its stellar selection of hip hop, classic r&b, garage, disco, funk, reggae and house tunes. This year’s party will be held at Black Dog Ballroom with Juicy’s resident DJ’s Oscar Wildstyle and Wiggie Smalls at the helm for another party that’s guarantees you’ll be dancing and singing all night long – so fix up and long sharp, as Dizzee Rascal once said!

Black Dog Ballroom NQ, 52 Church Street, Manchester M4 1PW, Tel: 0161 839 0664
Hacienda NYE Residents party | Viadux | Tue 31 Dec | 7pm - 3am | From £20

Manchester’s Hacienda club may no longer be here but the party spirit of the infamous venue lives within us all. The Hacienda will host a New Year’s Eve party after a five year break and its resident shindigs always sell out, as these are the DJ’s that made the club a worldwide name and legacy. This year’s party will be held in a new and intimate (850 capacity) warehouse space, The Viadux, which is a stone’s throw from the original club. Six of the original residents will be spinning this year – Graeme Park, Greg Wilson, Chad Jackson, Tom Wainwright, Jon Dasilva, Aliister Whitehead and Chad Jackson – to usher in the New Year with a big, Manchester-massive old-school rave. All the early bird tickets have sold out, buy your general ticket now to avoid disappointment.

Viadux Warehouse, Lawrence House, 8 Albion Street, Manchester, M1 5NZ
Homoelectric NYE | Yes | Tue 31 Dec | 10pm - 4am | £19.50

Homoelectric always throw great parties and this year its infamous New Year’s Eve party returns to YES on Charles Street. Manchester’s much-loved queer party will feature only the best guest DJ’s from the North West’s most iconic Northern LGBT parties – High Hoops, Kiss Me Again, Love Muscle (Michael Upson), alongside Homoelectric residents – Jamie Bull, Gina Breeze and Will Tramp. Some of the best DJ’s come together to bring together homos, heteros, lesbos and don’t knows. Come together and dance the night away, as no one is excluded, everyone is loved – because music is love.

YES, 38 Charles Street, Manchester M1 7DB, Tel: 0161 273 2725
Tue 31 Dec, Various Locations
Words:
Zarina Akhtar
Published on:
Mon 2 Dec 2019