- 31 Dec 17
If the thoughts of being wedged in a crowded bar with the faint scent of fake tan and Paco Rabanne while everyone loses their shit to Despacito sends you into a tailspin, fret not, Hotpress has compiled a handy guide to ringing in the new year for the alternative party goer.
Hidden Agenda & District Magazine NYE Ball
A veritable smorgasbord of hype rappers and DJ'S will be jammed into the Grand Social for the Hidden Agenda & District Magazine party. Expect shit hot boyos with the freshest sneakers and hunzos in sequinned dresses drinking malibu and coke.
The line up looks amazing with Dublin rapper Mango x Mathman who've just released a new album this month to Jesse Rose of cult hip hop group Hare Squead who'll be debuting his solo songs for the first time on the main stage. Other acts on the night will be I Am The Cosmos, J.Colleran (formerally Mmoths) and 2XFM radio DJ Tara Steward. Tickets are still available but are selling fast!
Sugar Club New Years Eve Ball 2017
With a free glass of prosecco on arrival (for the first 150 people, so, what are you waiting for? hot foot it!!) and a veritable array of DJ'S the Sugar Clubs NYE bash is set to be a classy affair. The likes of Billy Scurry,Arveene,Johnny Moy,Kelly-Anne Byrne,DJ Scope ChoiceCuts and the Sim Simma lads will be on hand to cater to all your dance hall, hip hop and afro beat needs.
Goth/NU Metal Parties at Fibber Magees
Get ye down to Fibber Magges and wail in pain and torment at another year on this cruel blue planet. The Goth New Years party will be taking place in Fibbers front room tonight with 'DJ'S playing the very best of Goth Rock, Industrial, Post-Punk, EBM, Eighties, New-Wave, Dark - Wave and Stuff"
Then in the basement its a Nu Years Eve - Nu Metal Party where you can party like its 2004 and cut moves to the likes of System Of A Down, Slipknot, Korn and Limp Bizkit. Party Go-ers can also impress that special someone by showing off their mad skills at rock karaoke or a turn on Tony Hawk on the PS1 *swoon*.
NYE 2018: Venus Dupree Daire C Hipdrop Sauce Rory Bowen
The Bernard Shaw is set to be absolutely banging tonight with tunes from hip hop all the way to disco. Venus Dupree, (aka Claire Hall, one half of GIRL collective) will be funking it up at 11 with a selection of 'New York Ballroom Disco' and Daire Carolan of First Second Label will also be on hand to bring you into a buzzin' New Year.
The Workmans Club/Garage Bar/Bison Bar
Arguably the hardest working club in Dublin, the Workmans will turn into a SUPERBAR on NYE as they join all their parts together and present what is sure to be an incredibly messy, albeit super fun one. There will be four live acts performing on the night, including Thumper and Inhaler (who we reviewed here not too long ago) also more DJs than you could shake a stick at including sets by Otherkin and Fontains DC. Oh and did we mention there will be a BBQ? Or that it's completely FREE?? Get down early to this one tonight folks.
Mother Presents: New Year's Eve Featuring LE BOOM
Mother have been entertaining Dublin's queer club kids for years now and they show no sign of slowing down. If it's jumpsuits and sequins your after, hop on down to Mother Club for a disco infused night with DJ's Ruth Kavanagh and Ghostboy followed by a live set by pop barons LE BOOM who take the stage at midnight.