San Diego’s LED Presents has announced the line up for their two-day New Year’s Eve event. The annual OMFG! celebration is 18+ and will take place from December 30th to 31st. Today, the event has released their official lineup and officially roots LED as a promoter to watch. The SoCal company has always placed a heavy emphasis on trap and trip hop style artists in their lineups, but there’s a new sense of variety coming from their holiday celebration roster. Boys Noize, Diplo, Madeon, Nervo, Laidback Luke, GTA, Nero, Feed Me, DJ Snake, Bro Safari, Henrix, Brazzabelle, Ookay, and Cole Plante will light up the San Diego arena and ring in 2014 with some of electronic music’s favorite tunes. With early bird tickets already sold out, pre-sale tickets are available here, so grab yours now before the next price hike.Posted by
Tickets will be available Thursday 11/7 at 12pm est at www.countdowntomau5.com.
Lake Tahoe’s annual SnowGlobe music festival has released its 2013 lineup. As expected, Tahoe’s premiere New Years’ Eve event has booked a diverse array of talent, featuring such formidable acts as Tiësto, Kaskade, Zeds Dead, Gramatik and Dillon Francis. Backing these festival regulars is a laundry list of forward-thinking electronic musicians, such as Kill Paris, Cashmere Cat, Kastle, The Polish Ambassador and more. Throw in Dirtybird, a performance from Snoop Dogg (Lion), and an impending third headliner, and you’ve got the makings of an awesome festival. If you can brave the weather, $150 for the three day pass should sound quite reasonable.
New Years Eve in New York City was full of solid and diverse bookings including a two-day Roseland Ballroom takeover by Pretty Lights. The sonic mastermind — who is in the midst of producing his highly anticipated album — has released a recap of the event set to the sounds of “The Day Is Gone,” a track he created specifically for NYE. With its intoxicating vocals and heavy bass, the glitchy track sets the stage for what is likely to be one of the most unique and enlightening albums of 2013. Few people have as strong a knack for genre bending as Pretty Lights so it’s safe to expect an unorthodox fusion of genres.Posted by
In case you missed it, Armin van Buuren graced Manhattan with his trance god presence on New Year’s Eve. Not only were we lucky enough to get a front row seat to his four-hour set at Pier 36, but we also got some time with him earlier in the day to sit down and pick his brain a little bit. We asked him how he’s seen the role of the DJ change in his long career, his thoughts on the controversial trend of ghost-producing, his big plans for ASOT 600 (specifically in NYC), his future plans for the “state of trance” and his peers and mentees, and his analysis on whether he’s a “DJ” or an “artist.” His answers were thorough and thoughtful and we think you’ll really enjoy getting a peek inside the mind of this prolific figure in dance music.
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For trance fans, the choice for New Year’s Eve in New York was clear. Newly re-crowned number one DJ in the world Armin van Buuren was joined by Jerome Isma-ae and Jochen Miller at Pier 36 for a high-energy, nonstop party to ring in 2013. We arrived just in time to catch the last 20 minutes of Jerome’s set, but the change in mood as Armin took over the decks right around 11pm was palpable. He eased the crowd into his four hour set with familiar tracks like his collaboration “I’ll Listen” with Ana Criado, the Omnia Remix of Cosmic Gate‘s “Calm Down,” and catchy tracks from pals like Dash Berlin and Andrew Rayel.
There was no shortage of New Year’s Eve events to choose from this year, but when the two day lineup for LED’s OMFG in San Diego was released, there was no question where I was going to spend my final days of 2012. With a behemoth lineup consisting of Jack Beats, Nervo, Calvin Harris, Nero, Dillon Francis, Hardwell, Zedd, Laidback Luke and more, OMFG boasted an astounding array of talent over its two day spread. While I would happily recount my experiences from all of these tremendous artists, no words can I spare from my descriptions of Nero and Hardwell’s sets. Click past the break for a full recap of both artists’ performances.
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.
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We can officially add Dada Life to the list of artists ringing in the New Year in New York City. The 18+ event will be taking place at the appropriately named Dada Compound in Brooklyn and legal attendees will have access to a 3-hour open bar between 9PM and 12AM. Supporting acts for the evening are still unannounced but event coordinators have promised ”over the top production and plenty of surprises.” Options for the holiest party night of the year abound but we have no doubt that the duo will go out with a boing, clash, and a boom.
You can pop champagne at any club or venue, but you won’t be able to pop champagne and eat bananas anywhere else.
Tickets are go on sale tomorrow, November 27th at noon EST.
Update: Bassjackers and Deniz Koyu will be support for the evening.
Dancing Astronaut is thrilled to announce that we are giving away a pair of Stage VIP Pit tickets to one of the biggest events to close out the year at Pier 36 in New York City. If you’ve never seen Armin van Buuren live before we suggest ringing in the New Year with the recently crowned #1 DJ in the world. Click past the break to see how to enter.