With the New Year quickly approaching, we thought it would be a great idea to round up all of the New Year’s celebrations going on nationwide for our fans’ convenience. New Year’s Eve and the weekend leading up to it is often the best time to see some of your favorite shows in some of the biggest cities. This year we’ve compiled a list of the most exciting ways to ring in 2013 – whether you’re on the East Coast or the West Coast, or celebrating in Vegas or Miami, we’ve got you covered. Most events are likely to sell out, so act fast – or spend the night drinking warm beers in your friend’s basement.
Editor’s Note: We have added amazing giveaways for every region below – enter now!
New York City
Sebastian Ingrosso @ HQ at Revel Resorts |
Axwell @ HQ at Revel Resorts |
Alesso and Otto Knows @ HQ at Revel Resorts |
Kaskade @ HQ at Revel Atlantic City |
Tiesto @ Ovation Hall at Revel Atlantic City | Purchase Tickets
Revel Resorts will be hosting 5 nights straight of the biggest names in dance music, featuring the likes of Sebastian Ingrosso, Axwell, Alesso, Otto Knows, and Kaskade before topping it all off with the most recognizable name in the world on New Year’s Eve – Tiesto . We invite you to venture down to the state-of-the-art resort for a long weekend of great music and celebrations to welcome in 2013.
Added bonus: We’re giving away VIP tickets to Armin Van Buuren’s Pier 36 New Year’s Eve spectacle. Find out more and enter here.
Carl Cox @ Mansion| Purchase Tickets
Techno veteran Carl Cox has pretty much done it all, and what a special occasion it will be to join him in celebrating the New Year at Miami’s Mansion this December 31st. Every year Carl Cox amazes us with his techno and house performances at festivals like Ultra, Electric Daisy Carnival, and Europe’s whimsical Tomorrowland. Start 2013 with Carl Cox, and make sure that its only the first of many times seeing him in the new year.
Added bonus: We’re giving away VIP tickets to Carl Cox’s show at Mansion. Find out more and enter here.
Hardwell, Porter Robinson, Deniz Koyu @ Congress Theater | Purchase Tickets
Porter Robinson will be playing not one, but two shows in Chicago on New Year’s Eve: the first with Hardwell and Deniz Koyu and the second alongside Mat Zo, and The M Machine. It has been a huge year for the 20 year old American DJ, who was recently ranked #40 on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJ’s of 2012. We expect big things from Porter in 2013, so why not start the year off right by celebrating with him at Chicago’s Congress Theater.
Added bonus: We’re giving away VIP tickets to both the 12/30 and 12/31 show. Find out more and enter here.
Deadmau5 (Unhooked), Chris Lake @ XS | Purchase Tickets
If you’re lucky enough to find yourself in Vegas for New Year’s Weekend, you’ll find no lack of options to choose from this year. For starters, Sunday night will see the one and only Deadmau5 headlining at XS, with special guest Chris Lake also on the bill. Mr. Zimmerman has been on quite the production kick as of late, and we can’t wait to see what new tricks he has up his sleeve.
Added bonus: Don’t forget to purchase discounted rooms at the Venetian here to celebrate New Year’s in style. Furthermore, find out more here about how you can be a guest reporter for Dancing Astronaut at Marquee all weekend long.
San Francisco/Northern California
Snowglobe Music Festival @ South Lake Tahoe
Lineup: Deadmau5 (Unhooked), Chromeo, Beats Antique, Laidback Luke, Madeon, Flosstradamus, Baauer, Clockwork, Chris Lake, Popeska, +more | Purchase Tickets
If your crew is up for the nearly 4-hour drive from the Bay to South Lake Tahoe, Snowglobe’s jam-packed lineup definitely ranks high on our list of places to be this NYE season. The diverse lineup includes just enough mainstream dance artists for their signature party flavors, but also focuses on more under-the-radar artists like Beats Antique, Chris Lake, and Popeska — rounding out to one epic weekend no matter your sub-genre of choice.
Added bonus: Find out more about and enter our Snowglobe giveaway here.
Los Angeles/Southern California
Insomniac Events and sbe present the debut of one of the most prolific nightlife collaborations to date, Vanguard Hollywood. Ring in the New Year with Thomas Gold and Vice as they take over the infamous Funktion One Sound System inside 20,000 square feet of one of Hollywood’s most elaborate nightclubs.
Added bonus: Find out more about and enter our VIP Thomas Gold giveaway here.
Saturday – Monday 12/29 – 31
Lights all Night @ Fair Park
Lineup: Tiesto, Avicii, Zedd, Flux Pavilion, Feed Me, Markus Schulz, Bassnectar, Calvin Harris, A-trak, Tommy Trash, Alesso, Nero, Zeds Dead, Axwell, Diplo, Sander van Doorn, Krewella, 12th Planet | Purchase Tickets
Dallas has one of the biggest events of the year. With a lineup that sports major star power, the festival still packs enough variety in its musical guests, from Diplo’s beats to Calvin Harris’ pop. Though the big names will be fun to ring in the new year with, we strongly recommend branching out into The Club @ LAN stage, where Dancing Astronaut favorites Tritonal, Minnesota, and Crizzly will be spinning underrated sets.