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New Years Eve in Bristol

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What's on NYE

From huge clubnights and Alfresco Disco NYE to pub back rooms this is the essential new year's events list.

Around mid November every year the same question is on everyone's lips - what's on in Bristol on New Years Eve? This page aims to answer that question and provide complete listings for New Years Eve events in Bristol.

In Bristol there's a whole wealth of exciting nights out on New Years that frankly aren't available the rest of the year, with this in mind plan your night carefully and remember that tickets for popular events sell out fast. Unique options for what's on Bristol new years eve are all listed below. Bristol's biggest venues like to really up the anti with venues like Lakota and Motion turning out some of Bristol's most spectacular club nights to date. Bristol's best bands also work their balls off, missioning around the city playing multiple new years eve gigs. Unlikely buildings and pubs become one-off venues - booking bands, selling tickets (typically around £10) and welcoming ridiculously late licenses. Refreshingly it's these pubs that can provide some of the best live music and intimate atmospheres to be found in Bristol on NYE 2024. This is the most complete run down of whats on in Bristol on the 31st December 2024 this side of the Bristol suspension bridge.

New Year's Eve in Bristol

Our Editor's New Year Picks

Our editor's top live music recommendation

Half East, goes West! The London champions of Eastern and Southeast Asian clubtronics make their debut in town after many crucial free entry sessions at Deptford's Isla Ray. With Workshop Radio’s TIRTA and founders Deejay Nye and Vince Lam representing, expect forward thinking club excellence littered with trance bliss, trip techno, Hong Kong disco and vintage J-pop sheen. Half East Records journey to the West

Trinity is Burning! Pure drag pageantry / Ballroom vibes for Aries season with open-to-all categories centring QTIBIPOC performers. Walk the walk for the trophy, or just bask in face, shape, sass and realness from the audience. OTA Kiki function

BIRDFEEDER are heavy psych/noise boys on an upward trajectory after mesmerising the crowd at Down Stokes with doomy Sabbath-style riffmongering cut up with post-punk scuzz. FFO: Fuzz, Thee Oh Sees, The Third Sound, Crows, Heavy Lungs, Holy Reptile. Birdfeeder, Troy the Band and Lamears Live at Crofters Rights Room 2

Public Affair’s impeccable taste in sub-heavy antics continues with Dublin’s Woozy heroine EMA, packing deadly 140 hybrids in a b2b madness with Surusinghe’s gritty hard-drum futurism. One for the genre-agnostics who wanna get weird to dembow, IDM, trance, baile and amapiano in a big dancefloor blender. Not one to miss - A b2b set from two trailblazing DJs alongside some solid support

7 hours of total weirdness in a wickedly rowdy 2 room live > club transformer from thee chameleonic Timedancer Bruce. He’ll be b2b with Stroom head Nosedrip in a 4am maelstrom of oddball club mutations. For appetisers: ravaging live antics with Susu Laroche's dungeon debke and queer euphoric noise-rockers Donna Candy. Gig/club maelstrom of gut twisting, mind shredding live bands and DJs curated by Bruce to start your year off right - techno, electronics ++

Poppers-grade hard house and queer techno from new play-friendly miscreants FIST, for a NYD no-phones exploration into the dark corners of Dare2’s dungeons. HARD HOUSE . TECHNO . DARK ROOMS . QUEER

Bristol's intimate NYE parties

I'm always blown away by the scale of the lineups curated by Bristol's promoters over new years. Laurels are not rested upon and all the stops are pulled out. Motion's consistently immense new year's day line-ups are, without douby, some of the best this city has ever seen. But for many people, the ideal NYE in Bristol is a small party with a handful of their closest friends. Bristol promoters are well aware that small can also be beautiful, so we've listed 5 of the smallest NYE parties in Bristol below:

More New Years Eve Photos

All advance tickets sold out for this new years eve party. Hogmanay new year's celebration in Bristol. Live music on new years eve in Bristol.

From previous hogmanay celebrations

New years eve party at The Attic in Bristol. New years eve crowd at The Attic in Bristol.
“Co-host of queer party Misscoteque and regular guest for collectives like Shall Not Fade and No One, Ammi always brings big vibes. Expect a sizzling selection of 140 wobblers, bass, garage and much much more to bring in the new year on a high”
From: Crofters Right NYE 2023

“"Such an amazingly super fantastic way of starting the new year with gratitude, blessings, vibrant new intentions & joy!! Thank you!!!! (it might have been drug free, but you got me hooked! ). Lorraine”
From: Kundalini Clubbing's Epic New Year Eve Celebration