From disco to dupstep to straight up techno, here's our run down of what's on in Melbourne this New Year's Eve.
If you're feeling up for a bit of disco, you have two options: Hamburg-based producer Tensnake making his Melbourne debut at New Guernica, or underground icon DJ Harvey at The Toff in Town with DJ Garth. On the house music front, New York's Francois K will head up the cast at Pretty Please in St Kilda, where Haul Records co-founder Christian Vance will also make an appearance.
Close to the city, Glaswegian veterans Slam will man the decks at Brown Alley, where they share the bill with a DJ cast that includes Sebastian Leger, FreQ Nasty, Will Saul and Soul Of Man for Trust Us. At OneSixOne, Thomas Schumacher will touch down for the Melbourne leg of worldwide Get Physical anniversary tour.
New Year's Day will be just as busy. Summadayze has packed in over a dozen internationals, including Boys Noize, Riva Starr and Dennis Ferrer, Claude VonStroke, Justice and Erol Alkan. Over at the Docklands, Steve Lawler, M.A.N.D.Y. and Chris Fortier will share the stage at the Global Sound festival. Once the sun sets, Blow Your Own Way will be hosting their annual Port Phillip Bay cruise, with Berlin-based house jock Quarion alongside The Francis Inferno Orchestra and Craig McWhinney for their water bound festivities. That same night you can catch Rub N Tug's Eric Duncan at Animals Dancing, or UK dubstep artist Loefah as he makes a rare Victorian appearance at Bass Jump.
Dec 31 Tensnake live NYE, New Guernica Dec 31 The Francois K Experience: Fun Nyc Mel Nye, Pretty Ple.. Dec 31 House deFrost NYE: DJ Harvey, The Toff in Town Dec 31 Trust Us Nye, Brown Alley Dec 31 8 Years Get Physical Compilation Tour, OneSixOne Jan 01 Blow Your Own Way Boat Party featuring Quarion, Victor.. Jan 01 Summadayze NYD 2011, Sidney Myer Music Bowl Jan 01 Global Sound Festival Nyd, Shed 4, Docklands Jan 01 Animals Dancing: Dr. Dunks Aka Eric Duncan, The Mercat.. Jan 01 Bass Jump NYD 2011, Prince Bandroom