We look at what's going down across the country this January 31st.
West and Wales
We start out our trip across the UK by checking into Bristol and one of the city's most popular parties, In:motion. This one's proffering a mixed-bag type of experience: house from Visionquest and Tensnake, drum & bass from High Contrast, and lots more besides from a lengthy cast of locals. TB2 are also leaning on the locals for their budget bash, with an advanced ticket costing merely £5.
Cardiff will be in for a taste of Berlin's Innervisions, meanwhile, as Âme and Marcus Worgull journey to the Trade Street Warehouse for what's sure to be a night of deep house goodness.
If you're Birmingham-based on the big night, Face & Glas have assembled a hefty selection of house artists for their event at the Rainbow, with Dyed Soundorom, Matthias Tanzmann, Maceo Plex and MK all set for appearances. Below are taking care of things at the same venue on January 1st, as regulars Subb-an and Adam Shelton are joined by Seuil, Shonky and Bloody Mary. Alternatively, If and Fuel's NYE "Masquerade Ball" at Bushwackers offers up sets from Max Chapman
and Eats Everything. And what must be one the larger bass-orientated NYE gatherings on the planet will go down at Stealth in Nottingham: Pearson Sound, Hudson Mohawke, D-Bridge, Toddla T, Youngsta and L-Vis 1990 should between them cover almost all corners of the hardcore continuum.
We begin in Manchester for our look at the north of England, and the final ever Micron event. Joshua Brooks is of course the spot, and UK veteran Justin Robertson will be manning the decks as headliner. Sankeys are hosting Heidi's Jackathon party, which in addition to the women herself features Maceo Plex, Lauhaus, Matt Tolfrey and Subb-an. The Warehouse Project should be the place for big beats, as Annie Mac, Fake Blood and Jaguar Skills all spin. For something a little darker, we'd suggest catching Shackleton's live set at Kraak Gallery.
Liverpool is looking like a toss up between Chibuku Shake Shake at The Blade Factory and Magnet: the former features festival favourites Chase & Status, the latter Chicago house kingpin Derrick Carter.
Jaunt & Ape-X will do their thing with Belgium duo San Soda and Red D (AKA FCL) and Adam Shelton in tow down at Cosmic Ballroom, or if you're in Preston, deep house specialist Move D plays The Cafe Bar thanks to For No Reason.
And there are a few parties of note taking place on January 1st, should you be so inclined. We'll be linking up with the WHP for their final party at Store Street. We don't have the space to give you full details of the lineup here, but know that Laurent Garnier, Derrick Carter, Maya Jane Coles, Pearson Sound, Julio Bashmore, Space Dimension Controller, Tiger & Woods and many more besides will feature from 12:00 noon onwards. Mono Cult's soiree at The Faversham in Leeds is not looking too shabby either, with sets coming from Ame, Art Department, Tiger & Woods and Sven Weisemann. And that man Derrick Carter pops up again at Vox for Arkitekt—he'll be joined by Leftroom's Matt Tolfrey and Made To Play's Jesse Rose.
Last but by no means least, we journey north of the border to check out what's going on in Scotland over Hogmanay. Bigfoot's X Riverside Hogmanay is now sold-out, but those who bagged a ticket for the party at a "secluded hideaway on the river Clyde" can look forward to sets from Simon Stokes and Quail. Subculture mark 25 years of Sub Club by bring Ame to Jamaica Street; Optimo play host at The Glue Factory; and Sistrum's Patrice Scott pushes deeper house at La Cheetah Club. And The Liquid Room have bagged themselves a tidy little lineup which features Julio Bashmore, Deetron and jozif.
There is of course much going on besides, so click through for comprehensive West & Wales, Midlands, North and Scotland listings.
Dec 31 In:motion - Nye, Motion Bristol, Bristol Dec 31 New Years Eve 2011, Trade Street Warehouse, West + Wales Dec 31 Micron NYE Special with Justi.., Joshua Brooks, Manchester Dec 31 Jaunt & Ape-X Nye - All Nigh.., Cosmic Ballroom, Newcastle Dec 31 Heidi presents The Jackathon - Mace.., Sankeys, Manchester Dec 31 Subculture Hogmanay - 25 Years Of Sub.., Sub Club, Glasgow Dec 31 The Warehouse Proj.., Piccadilly Train Station, Manchester Dec 31 Bigfoot's X Riverside Hogmanay, Riverside, Glasgow Dec 31 Tb2's Biggest Ever Nye Party, Timbuk2, Bristol Dec 31 Magnet Nye with Derrick Carter, The Magnet, Liverpool Dec 31 The if & Fuel Nye Masquerade Ball.., Bushwackers, Midlands Dec 31 Chibuku Shake Shake New Ye.., The Blade Factory, Liverpool Dec 31 Face & Glas - New Year's Eve .., The Rainbow Pub, Midlands Dec 31 We Love Hogmanay - Musika & .., The Liquid Room, Edinburgh Dec 31 For No Reason N.Y.E with Move D, Tr.., The Cafe Bar, North Dec 31 Optimo Hogmanay 2011, The Glue Factory, Glasgow Dec 31 Open Plan Nye: Shackleton and Manches.., Aatma, Manchester Dec 31 La Cheetah Club Nye - Patrice .., La Cheetah Club, Glasgow Dec 31 Countdown New Years Eve 2011, Stealth, Midlands Jan 01 Mono Cult Nyd 2012, The Faversham, Leeds Jan 01 The Warehouse Proj.., Piccadilly Train Station, Manchester Jan 01 Arkitekt Nyd - Derrick Carter, Jes.., The Warehouse, Leeds Jan 01 Below New Years Day, The Rainbow Pub, Midlands