Here's our round up of what's going on this New Year's in Melbourne.
It's the busiest 48 hours of the clubbing calendar and, as usual, the New Year's period in Melbourne will attract a host of the world's best house, techno and disco DJs. This year, however, the majority of the action will be taking place on January 1st, with dozens of international acts flocking down to Victoria for a handful of big events.
If you're looking to get out and about on December 31st, local favourite Andee Frost will be joining forces with Strictly Vinyl's Jimmy James and J'Nett at The House de Frost's regular joint, The Toff in Town. As the name suggests, it's a vinyl-only affair, with the trio spinning all manner of disco, house and soul from 10:00 PM until the early hours of 2013.
For those who either behaved themselves on New Year's Eve or are simply keeping the wheels turning, 11:00 AM on New Year's Day marks the start of the inaugural Let Them Eat Cake festival at Werribee Park. An extensive lineup of both veteran and new-coming electronic artists will be spearheaded by Flying Lotus, whose new Layer 3 audio-visual performance will be making its Australian debut. Space Dimension Controller and Mathew Jonson will also be playing live, while Kerri Chandler, Theo Parrish, Pearson Sound and Tiger & Woods man the decks. Meanwhile, Summadayze 2013 will be in full swing at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl with Carl Craig, Booka Shade, Disclosure, Hudson Mohawke and Maya Jane Coles, who will make her much anticipated debut in the country.
Of the more intimate affairs, the Animals Dancing crew will be hosting a triple-header at The Bridge, South Wharf, from midday. Detroit house luminary Marcellus Pittman will be joined by psychedelic disco heads Lovefingers and Psychemagik, along with the party's extended Melbourne family: Tornado Wallace, Fantastic Man, Otologic, Sleep D and more. Later on the doors of Circus will open to welcome Crosstown Rebels producer Russ Yallop and Hot Creations duo Infinity Ink, who will play live.