It’s almost NYE and so it’s the perfect opportunity to practice and prepare mentally THE party of the year by attending one of the many festivals happening during these frozen months.
S.S. Coachella festival
Bahamas Dec 16 – 19 and Jamaica Dec 19 - 23
We can’t think of anything better than spending a few days in December, cruising the open ocean on a liner know as the Celebrity Silhoutte, filled with some of the best musicians from all over the world. Well, that’s exactly what Coachella have got in store for music festival lovers… it even includes essentials like grass, for example. Onboard, you’ll be entertained by the likes of Grimes, Simian Mobile Disco, Sleigh Bells, Girl Talk, Hot Chip and Pulp; more than enough to get the boat rocking. Both festival dates depart from Fort Lauderdale, Florida and rooms start at $500 per person sharing a 4-person bedroom. If you want to bring New Year’s Eve forward a little, this is the perfect way to do so.
Meredith Music Festival
Australia Dec 7 – 9
3 hours outside of Melbourne, you’ll find yourself on Mount Mercer Road at the Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre on the edge of farmland. The venue is one of the main attractions for those who come to this venue, as it is situated in a grove of giant gum trees that is surrounded by an arc of pine trees. Of course, the music is rather splendid too; Primal Scream, Tame Impala, Chet Faker, Snakadaktal and Sunnyboys are all on the bill. Now imagine dancing to those guys in the countryside of Australia. Amazing! This festival comes highly recommended.
Snowglobe Music Festival
South Lake Tahoe CA Dec 29-31
Frozen festival suggestions wouldn’t be complete without a mentioning a place where the chances of dancing underneath snowfall are optimum. Surrounded ski slopes and towering mountains, Snowglobe Music Festival is only in its second year but that doesn’t mean they’re not getting the pick of the bunch. Deadmau5, Madeon, Wiz Khalifa, Plump DJs and Poolside. Also, this festival happens to come to a climax on NYE, making it the perfect way to ring in the New Year with your friends. And, what’s more, if you need a break from it all you can hit the slopes and clear your head. Perfect.
Edinburgh Dec 30- 1 Jan
Another NYE idea for you and, this time, in Edinburgh. This is more of a family affair but that doesn’t mean that you have to compromise on the fun you have… it’s Scotland after all. Start your weekend with 25,000 other revellers for the iconic Torchlight Procession, led by the sound of massed pipes and drums. Then, while the day away until NYE, when you’ll join one of the best street parties thrown on Earth and you’ll have the opportunity to shimmy on down to live music at the Concert in the Gardens, this year’s music is supplied by Simple Minds. Then, on New Year’s Day, itself, if you want to start the year off on the right foot, you can raise money by being one of the thousands to venture in to the cold waters of the River Forth. Crazy.
Lights All Night
Texas USA Dec 29 – 31
And, last but not least, the party to end all parties going off in America, Lights All Night, takes place at a 277-acre art deco complex located in Dallas. Boasting 3 climate controlled venues and enough outdoor space to lose yourself in, Lights All Night will be hosting huge electronic artists like A-Trak, Calvin Harris, Baauer, Nervo, La Riots, Tiesto and Walden, to name but a few, playing you into the early hours of each night and exploding with a sense of euphoria as the clock hits midnight. If this sounds like your kind of night, then get your tickets below.
Written by Ben Taylor