Everyone knows that when New Year’s Eve rolls around, you better prepare to party. It’s always necessary to go big or go home, right? Well this year there are more events going on around the country (and globe) than ever before. We wish we could tell you about them all but to keep the list short and sweet, we’ve decided to narrow it down to the United States and choose the top 5 New Year’s Eve music festivals the nation has to offer. Let the countdown begin!
Decadence – Arizona
Where: Chandler, Arizona @ Rawhide’s Frontier Hall
When: December 31st
The Low Down: Decadence has had festivals scattered throughout many different locations but this time, it’s the deserts turn to show everyone where the hype really lies. For its debut in Arizona, this lineup pulled absolutely NO punches and is bringing out some of the best for this year’s NYE celebration. Some of the names headlining this festival are Kaskade, DVBBS, Seven Lions, Flosstradamus, Savoy + MORE. Yes, seriously. There’s even MORE to that lineup.
Tickets & other info: http://relentlessbeats.com/events/decadence-az-nye-frontier-hall-rawhide/
Knockout Live is holding a ticket giveaway for Decadence – Arizona! You have the chance to win 2 VIP tickets to this event!! Follow the link below and get your entries in before December 22nd to qualify!!
Lights All Night
Where: Dallas, Texas @ the Dallas Convention Center
When: December 26th & 27th
The Low Down: Although Lights All Night takes place in the days prior to NYE, this festival is still at the top of our wish list for this time of year. They offer an INCREDIBLE artist lineup with names along the ranks of Armin Van Buuren, Skrillex, Zedd, Disclosure + so much more!! They also offer a ticket perk that has yet to be matched by any other event (to our knowledge, at least); Platinum VIP ticket holders receive access to an OPEN BAR 4 hours each night of the event. If that, combined with killer lineup, isn’t enough to reel you into this event, we don’t know what is!
Tickets & other info: http://lightsallnight.com/
Sea of Dreams
Where: San Francisco, California @ the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
When: December 30th & 31st
The Low Down: Sea of Dreams has one of the best lineups this year. Pretty Lights will be performing both of the dates and will be joined on the lineup by talent such as Beats Antique, Flying Lotus, The Glitch Mob, Break Science and much more! The theme of this year’s festival is “FREQUEN-SEA”; it is sound that unites us.
Tickets & more info: http://www.seaofdreamsnye.com/
White Wonderland (21+ ONLY)
Where: Anaheim, California @ the Anaheim Convention Center
When: December 31st
The Low Down: White Wonderland is an event put on by Insomniac, the same company who has brought us Electric Daisy Carnival, Electric Forest and many other massive music festivals. This even differs in the sense that it is a strictly 21+ only festival and you guessed it, the dress code is a mandatory all-white only. Though the lineup has proven to be somewhat repetitive over the last few years, it’s sure to please all of the trance-loving insomniacs out there. Armin Van Buuren will be the closing set bringing in the New Year, and also on the lineup are other trance artists like W&W, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Showtek & Laidback Luke!
Tickets & other info: http://www.whitewonderland.com/
Where: San Bernardino, California @ the NOS Events Center
When: December 31st
The Low Down: Welcome the newest member of the Insomniac festival family and 18+ friendly NYE event: Countdown! This is a new one brought to us by Mr. Insomniac himself, Pasquale Rotella for all of the less-than-legal EDM fans looking for a New Years Eve event that’ll blow their mind. Although the lineup is somewhat sub-par in our opinion, were interested to see how well this new event fares and whether or not its outcome will lead to its status becoming permanent among the Insomniac roster. The talent gracing the stage for Countdown are names like Porter Robinson, Audien, Bingo Players & Laidback Luke + more!
Tickets & other info: http://www.insomniac.com/countdown