New Years Eve is always the biggest party of the year and after an EPIC 2011 for EDM, there was no question that the best of the best DJs were planning on ringing in the new year right by delivering us with EPIC performances throughout the country. peace.love.EDM is providing you with the information you need to celebrate an amazing year and to bring in a year that is bound to be sheer madness and an even bigger year for EDM. As finals are coming and the holidays are here, we are bringing you the perfect Chrismahanukwanzakah gift you could ever ask for, news and ticket info for the MASSIVE NYE EDM weekend in LA, OC, SD, Vegas, and NYC.
.: LOS ANGELES :.
Los Angeles knows how to rage and how to rage right. With unbelievable venues throughout Hollywood, Playhouse, The Music Box, and Avalon have been on top of their games delivering epic nights show after show. Now that GIANT’s Big Time event has joined forces with Insomniac for White Wonderland, expect intiment events throughout the weekend at your favorite clubs!
12.30 :: CONTROL presents Caspa & Dillon Francis | purchase.tickets
12.31 :: AVALAND presents John Digweed NYE 2012 | purchase.tickets
12.30 :: Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano | purchase.tickets
12.31 :: NYE 2012 The Playhouse Masquerade w/ Manufactured Superstars & DJ Eye | purchase.tickets
.:: the music box
12.31 :: Fedde Le Grand // Los Angeles Takeover | purchase.tickets
.: ORANGE COUNTY :.
It seems as though this NYE, Orange County is truly the place to be. As the EDM movement has completely taken over So Cal, Orange County is becoming the new hot spot for EDM. With so many restrictions in LA, many festivals see the opportunity there is in Orange County. Many new clubs opened in 2011 and delivered strong. The Yost Theater is celebrating it’s 100th birthday this NYE with special guest Benny Benassi with a hosted bar the first 100 minutes of the evening. Although it is just as old as Old Towne Orange down the street, this historic building has renovated itself to be the new EDM hotspot. peace.love.EDM has teamed up with Page Productions, one of the biggest promoting groups in OC to deliver DISCOUNTED tickets to this epic event.
X Nightclub is also rather new The Observatory in Santa Ana is billed to have an UNBELIEVABLE NYE lineup, with ATB and Manufactured Superstars NYE and to ring in the new year right with the Godfather himself Tiesto with his opening act of Porter Robinson. It’s not the first time these two have played for each other, so you know with the intimate setting of X, it is going to be one hell of a night. Sutra, is one of the longest running EDM clubs in the OC, providing an intimate setting with any DJ that comes in.
Now enough of the clubs, let’s talk about the big boys in OC this NYE. Together as One has moved from LA to Oak Canyon Ridge in Silverado, CA in literally the middle of no where. Having gone to this venue before, it is set up like a little Coachella as you are surrounded by a beautiful landscape as the stages are set up along the lake. After an unsuccessful and controversial Monster Massive, Go Ventures! MUST step up their game.Together as One has some major competition all of the sudden a few miles down the road. There is no doubt that Katella in Anahiem will be the Happiest Street on Earth. With the magic of Disneyland across the street, Insomniac is bringing the Sensation tradition to the states by delivering their very first White Wonderland. This 2-day event is bringing in Insomniac’s favorite friends to ring in the new year. After Insomniac bought out GIANT’s Big Time show that was set to be at The Shrine with Dada Life and Benny Benassi, people have been rather upset because it went from 18+ to 21+. This event has the strict dresscode of MUST WEAR WHITE, but don’t you worry you kandi kids, you can bring in kandi as long as it is predominately white! For more details check out our recent White Wonderland post as breaking news of White Wonderland was out. Literally a few blocks down the road from White Wonderland is ANOTHER show, Drop NYE at The Grove in Anaheim, right next door to Angels Stadium. Expect an intimate night as there is a capacity for 2000 people for a Dutch-filled evening. Bart B More, R3hab, and Nicky Romero are the strong dutch headliners, but there is no way we can forget Peace Treaty and Mr. White, and with a lineup like this, Drop is bound to be epic.
.:: white wonderland
12.31 | 1.1 || Anaheim Convention Center | purchase.tickets
12.31 | 1.1 / GA $140 || VIP $250
12.31 :: GA $100 || VIP $175
Paul Van Dyk // Benny Benassi // Kaskade // Dada Life // Trent Cantrelle
1.1 :: GA $75 || VIP $120
Steve Angello // AN21 & Max Vangeli // Thomas Gold // Tara Brooks
.:: together as one
12.31 :: Oak Canyon Park and Lake | purchase.tickets
GA $70 || VIP $150
DUCK SAUCE // DIRTY SOUTH // DIPLO // BLOODY BEETROOTS (dj set) // CHROMEO (dj set) // FELIX DA HOUSECAT // MIMOSA // DJ REZA& JUNIOR SANCHEZ // FUNKAGENDA // ALEX KENJI // LA RIOTS
.:: the drop
12.31 :: The Grove of Anaheim | purchase.tickets
GA $55 || VIP $80
R3HAB // BART B MORE // NICKY ROMERO // PEACETREATY // MR WHITE // DIRTY ROCK NIC FANCIULLI // MARK FARINA // NONFICTION // JOSH BILLINGS // MIKEY VELAZQUEZ // MARK FAICOL // JAMES CHRISTIAN // DJ DRAGON XL // BOOGI // DROPSET // MENIKMATI // JEAN AND THE MACHINE // SINGULARITY // SMURKO // STATIC_CAST // SWEEKUH // STONE3WALL // DJ GLOXX
.:: yost theater
12.29 :: GIANT Thursdays feat WOLFGANG GARTNER | purchase.tickets
12.30 :: Revolv feat TRITONAL presented by Giant & Limelight | purchase.tickets
1.1 :: NYE 2012 with Benny Benassi | purchase.tickets :: PROMO CODE PP70
12.29 :: Cosmic Gate | purchase.tickets
.:: ten nightclub
12.31 :: XL NYE || ATB & Manufactured Superstars . Day 1 | purchase.tickets
1.1 :: XL NYE || Tiesto & Porter Robinson . Day 2 | purchase.tickets
After the major buzz and the phenomenal demand for XL NYE, this amazing two-day event has moved to a bigger location. Now located at The Observatory in Santa Ana, the change of venue from X Nightclub to The Observatory perfectly suits the hype surrounding this event. Buzz about this event has been so massive, who knows how often shows will be at The Observatory in 2012 that can pan up to this XL NYE event. Expect to see 3 stages, live feed from the event, an UNBELIEVABLE LED light show, a massive ball drop, and an unbelievable lineup!
.: SAN DIEGO :.
There is no question that San Diego delivered unbelievable EDM shows and tours in 2011. With IDentity Fest having its largest stop of the tour in San Diego this year, Deadmau5‘ epic show at Petco Park Halloweekend, and with unbelievable night clubs like Voyeur and Fluxx downtown, EDM has found a comfortable home in the dirrty dirrty south. This NYE, LED is bringing back another epic show to San-Di-ago with OMFG! and with a line up that is in store, it’s definitely one to make you go OMFG!
12.31 :: San Diego Sports Arena | purchase.tickets
GA $75 || VIP $150
FEDDE LE GRAND // PORTER ROBINSON // HARDWELL // MADEON // BART B MORE // R3HAB
.: NOR CAL :.
Everyone knows that EDM has strong roots in NorCal and The Bay, so there is no doubt that there will be epic shows going on. Ruby Skye, one of San Francisco’s best venues will be bringing you shows throughout the weekend with Nero, Wolfgang Gartner, and Cedric Gervais for an intimiate evening. New Years Day, expect an unbelievable show as Fedde le Grand will be performing at Ruby Skye as part of his North American Takeover with 2012’s up and coming DJ Deniz Koyu.
Two festivals in particular makes us wish we could teleport from SoCal to NorCal, Countdown and SnowGlobe. Countdown is billed as “NorCal’s Largest NYE Massive Music Festival” with 3 buildings strong, expecting crowds of 15,000 people. Although SnowGlobe is technically at Lake Tahoe in Nevada, shuttlebuses from NorCal will be providing transportation for this epic 3-day festival.
12.29-12.31 :: South Lake Tahoe, NV | purchase.tickets
GA $150 || VIP $300
Pretty Lights // Big Gigantic // Porter Robinson // Yacht // Dillon Francis // Givers // Blockhead // Kraddy // Run DMT // The M Machine // Antiserum // NastyNasty // Mux Mool // Ill-esha // Stephan Jacobs // Russ Liquid
Bassnectar // Doctor P // Theophilus London // Dilated Peoples // Datsik // Tipper // Fishbone // Star Slinger // Madeon // Eliot Lipp // Heyoka // Hottub // Govinda // R/D // Sorry for Partying // Afrolicious
Thievery Corporation // The Glitch Mob // Childish Gambino // Figure // Paper Diamond // Emancipator // Two Fresh // American Royalty // Mansions on the Moon // Phutureprimitive Samples // B.Bravo // Robotic Pirate Monkey // Dr. Israel
12.31 :: Alameda County Fairgrounds :: Pleasanton, CA | purchase.tickets
GA $60 || VIP $150
Cosmic Gate // Diplo // Sidney Samson // Headhunterz // Showtek // tyDi // WIPPENBERG // Slice N Dice // Tom Slik & Dyloot // Space Rockerz
.:: ruby skye
12.29 :: Nero | purchase.tickets
12.30 :: Wolfgang Gartner | purchase.tickets
12.31 :: Cedric Gervais & DJ Dan | purchase.tickets
1.1 :: Fedde le Grand | purchase.tickets
.: VEGAS :.
The city of sin, does it even need an introduction. Vegas is the biggest party city in the US, so you know that your favorite clubs will be throwing it DOWN NYE. There are hott tickets throughout the week that are bound to sell out. Between Marquee, XS, Surrender, TAO, and Haze you know madness will occur! Want to talk about how “time flies while you’re having fun…” how about Marquee is celebrating it’s FIRST BIRTHDAY in 2012. To celebrate, Avicii will be tearing up the Marquee floor so hard that people are going to go H.A.M.
NYE and the days follow will be massive for XS. With 2/3rds of Swedish House Mafia back to back on the 30th and 31st, New Years Day will only continue the 4-day weekend with a MASSIVE lineup featuring Afrojack, Bobby Burns, R3hab, Apster, Quintino, and Shermanology, but the real talks is the day after that as Daddy’s home! After Deadmau5 delivered an UNBELIEVABLE Unhooked performance at XS this past Halloweekend, Deadmau5 will begin his residency 1.2.12 to truly ring the new year right.
12.30 :: ATB | purchase.tickets
12.31 :: Kaskade | purchase.tickets
1.2 :: Marquee’s One Year Anniversary with Avicii | purchase.tickets
12.30 :: Sebastian Ingrosso | purchase.tickets
12.31 :: Steve Angello | purchase.tickets
1.1 :: JACKED: Afrojack, R3hab, Bobby Burns, Apster, Quintino, Shermanology | purchase.tickets
1.2 :: Deadmau5 2012 Residency Premiere | purchase.tickets
12.30 :: Lil Jon & Sidney Samson | purchase.tickets
12.31 :: Will.I.Am | purchase.tickets
12.30 :: Dirty South | purchase.tickets
12.30 :: Laidback Luke | purchase.tickets
.: DALLAS | NYC :.
Now although we often don’t talk about the other major cities, you cannot be an EDM junkie like us and not talk about the shows going on in Dallas and NYC. Let’s start with the south. Dallas is delivering an UNBELIEVABLE 2-day event entitled Lights All Night and the bill for this one is truly MASSIVE. Set at the Dallas Convention Center, the phrase “everything is bigger in Texas” is SO TRUE as Tiesto, Benny Benassi, Dada Life, Wolfgang Gartner, Crizzly, Porter Robinson, Diplo, and Excision just to name a few, will be raging face over the two days.
On the other side of the country is one of the hottest tickets out there this NYE. When news broke that Avicii will be performing in NYC on NYE, tickets were selling faster than you can sing-a-long to the jingle of Levels. With Cazzette opening for Avicii at Pier 94 tickets are just about sold out. Down the way is a familiar DJ that will deliver an unbelievable set. With breathtaking views of the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges and the Statue of Liberty, Deadmau5 will be performing his Unhooked set at Pier 36 for the most perfect view of NYC, ideal for any NYE.
.:: lights all night
12.30 | 12.31 :: Dallas Convention Center | purchase.tickets
1-Day Ticket $99 || GA 2-day $190 || VIP 1-day $160 || VIP 2-day $290
Tiësto // Benny Benassi // Laidback Luke // Dada Life
Sandro Silva // Diplo // Flux Pavilion // Excision // RJD2 // Archnemesis // Crizzly // Big Gigantic // Bonobo (DJ Set) // Paper Diamond // White Panda // Zoogma
Girl Talk // Ghostland Observatory // Wolfgang Gartner // MSTRKRFT // Neon Indian // Pendulum DJ Set // Caspa // Zeds Dead // Porter Robinson // Felix Cartel // The M Machine Featuring pennybirdrabbit // Treasure Fingers // Kill The Noise // Savoy live // Michal Menert // Nadis Warriors // Govinda
Now although we can’t talk about every show throughout the US, there is definitely NO EXCUSE to ring in the New Year right this NYE. With the various shows, there is bound to be something for you to find to perfectly celebrate the amazing year 2011 has been to us with the music that changed everything. 2012 is going to be an even more epic year for EDM.
Whatever you do this NYE, remember to celebrate responsibly so you can continue to celebrate life in 2012!