Despite the assumption that the rest of the UK will have to snack on London's leftovers, the range of parties and DJ talent along the length and breadth of Britain this New Year proves there's something for everyone outside of the glittering capital.
The Midlands will find Jesse Rose heading up the wig- and hat-themed shenanigans at Birmingham's Bushwhackers, while progressive stalwarts Global Underground will invite like-minded souls James Zabiela and Nic Fanciulli to their bash at Q Club, with a little boompty flavour being provided by Derrick Carter. The Chicago jock will also pop up in Newcastle at the behest of Canvas, while Sander van Doorn will lead the trance charge at Leicester's Emporium.
Manchester staple The Warehouse Project will tie off their impressive year in suitably epic fashion, with Mark Ronson, Annie Mac and Retro/Grade all appearing at Piccadilly, while fellow Mancunians can experience two of the year's breakout stars, Reboot and Lee Foss, plus the prodigiously talented Martinez Brothers at Sankeys.
House will be the feeling in Leeds, with Heidi, Greg Wilson and Burnski all appearing at Stinky's Peephouse, and Jef K headlining Louche & Shhh_ift's bash at Temple Works. Meanwhile, Metropolis and Wax:On will join in unholy union for a night which will see Skream, Benga and Eskimo Twins getting big and brash at Leeds University Union. Liverpudlians will have their main room tastes catered for by Guy J and Steve Parry for Freeze, while on the Isle, the Baron of techno Dave Clarke will return to his favoured Belfast spot, Shine.
In Scotland, Swiss minimal house stable Cadenza will set up a Glaswegian outpost manned by Mendo and Lee Van Dowski, while an anthem or two are surely on the cards for the Sub Club, under the directive of Lil'"French Kiss" Louis, and REKIDS boss Radio Slave. Local bass outfit Numbers will cap of their watershed year with Jackmaster & co at Stereo, and the entire expanse of The Arches will be devoted to the year's end with Pendulum, Kissy Sell Out and Sei A. Meanwhile, the traditional Optimo New Year's bash returns to its original home at Glasgow School of Art.
Hogmanay will be marked with similar vigour in Edinburgh, as Pendulum & Kissy Sell Out make their second Scots appearance for Edinburgh's City Nightclub; techno fans will thrill at the prospect of Surgeon with local lad Neil Landstrumm, while Booka Shade's and Tim Green's festival jams will be perfectly suited to each other, and to The Picture House's arena-sized proportions.
Heading west, and In:Motion's dream run will continue with Toddla T & Redlight, Jamie Jones, Joker and Friendly Fires all heading for Bristol's skate park, while Torque will presumably see Commix getting back to their D&B roots, alongside the likes of Marcus Intalex, Alix Perez and SpectraSoul, while local hotly-tipped artists Al Tourettes will work it live for Work It at Zero Degrees. Elsewhere, Maidstone will welcome everyone's favourite techno dandy Seth Troxler to Banks, Sinden will bounce Cambridge into the New Year at The Junction, and on the south coast, Cecille's Alex Celler & Anthea will hit Portsmouth for Junk.
Dec 31 The Warehouse Project P.., Piccadilly Train Station, North3 Comments
Dec 31 Cadenza Records New.., Templeton Carpet Factory, Scotland
Dec 31 Torque New Years Eve Special, Basement 45, West + Wales
Dec 31 Q-Fest presents...Global Underground N.., Q Club, Midlands
Dec 31 Passion New Years Eve with Sande.., The Emporium, Midlands
Dec 31 Substance Nye - Surgeon + Neil Landst.., The GRV, Scotland
Dec 31 Shine Nye 2010 with Dave Clarke.., Shine, Northern Ireland
Dec 31 Musika Hogmanay: Booka.., The HMV Picture House, Scotland
Dec 31 New Years Eve: The Martinez Brothers, Re.., Sankeys, North
Dec 31 Asylum & Basics present We Lo.., Stinky's Peephouse, North
Dec 31 In:Motion NYE 2010, Motion Skate Park, West + Wales
Dec 31 Freeze New Years Eve Party wi.., Williamson Tunnels, North
Dec 31 Metropolis & Wax:on New Y.., Leeds University Union, North
Dec 31 Louche & Shhh_ift New Years Eve Par.., Temple Works, North
Dec 31 Optimo presents Hogmana.., Glasgow School of Art, Scotland
Dec 31 Numbers NYE, Stereo, Scotland
Dec 31 Sub Club New Years Eve with Lil' Lou.., Sub Club, Scotland
Dec 31 The Arches New Years Eve, The Arches, Scotland
Dec 31 City Of Edinburgh Hogmanay Par.., City Nightclub, Scotland
Dec 31 If... presents Nye Wig & Hat Part.., Bushwackers, Midlands
Dec 31 Canvas presents. Derrick Carter. New Ye.., The Unit, North
Dec 31 Work It Nye M.E.G.A.R.A.V.E, Zero Degrees, West + Wales