Read our definitive guide to find the best events around the city this year...
With the big night fast approaching, lots of people have already secured their new year plans. However, with tickets selling thick and fast, many people are still struggling to find an event to make their year go with a bang. We’ve put together a definitive guide of the best new year events in Bristol to help you choose if you’re still confused.
A night at the circus- The Square Club
For those looking for an all-inclusive package, The Square Club’s evening is ideal. The dress code is black tie with a circus twist- so dress up in all your finery, but make sure you add something to give your costume a quirky edge. A ticket entitles you to unlimited food and drink, as well as being privy to the plethora of live music acts throughout the night. Bag a standard ticket for £130.00, or really splash out for a VIP ticket and get a free bottle of champagne on the way in.
Tremor presents: The Prohibition NYE 2016- The Trinity Centre
This evening does what it promises; The Trinity Centre is transporting its guests back to 1920s America with all the glitz and the glam. Expect themed areas such as a speakeasy, casino and a moonshine factory, as well as a huge amount of music acts to keep you dancing all night. Tier 4 tickets available for £32.50.
Sleazy Sessions: New Years Sleaze- The Old Market Assembly
With the tag line being ‘let’s not talk about 2016’, you can expect an evening that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Get down to The Old Market Assembly to experience an evening of exquisite disco music, featuring the likes of Jay L, Ishmael and Pardon My French. Grab the third, and final, release tickets for £20.00.
The Old Market Assembly
A R Records presents NYW 2016- Basement 45
Following a hugely successful year, the team from A R Records are back with a brilliant line up over two rooms of music to celebrate the end of 2016. This night promises to deliver you into 2017 in style, so snap up the second release tickets for £17.50, or grab them at final release for £20.00.
Take Off: NYE Hatcha (UKG set)- Small Horse Inn
If you don’t want to spend a fortune this year, then celebrate NYE at Small Horse Inn. With entry just £5 before midnight, and £10 after, so book your tickets now! Featuring garage classics all night, you’ll be dancing your feet off right into the new year.
NYE at the Spiegeltent- Christmas at the Spiegeltent
The Spiegeltent returns this year with three extra spaces to make your NYE extra special. As usual, you can expect plenty of live acts, raucous cabaret, immersive theatre, all with the added bonus of free pizza! Grab your tickets for £48.50.
Set It Out Presents: 1999- The Boardroom
We lost one of the greats this year, so come down to The Boardroom to celebrate the life of Prince! Featuring precision sound, bespoke décor and prosecco deals, you’re invited to wear your finest purple clothes and party like it’s 1999. Final release tickets are £20.70.
Cubana: The NYE Revolution- Lakota
Perhaps the most reasonably priced event with the most going on this NYE, Lakota is throwing a Cuban themed evening complete with floor to ceiling constructions, fairground rides and a midnight firework display. Tickets are only £15.70, so get yours now.
NYE Hoedown- The Louisiana
For a celebration packed full of live music and DJ sets, head down to The Louisiana. Featuring Buckfast Crimewave, Oliver Wilde and A Human/Robot Juke-box, you have the chance to leave your own requests to be played! Get your tickets for only £10.50.
Waxslax Presents- New Years Eve- Crofters Rights
The Crofters Rights is putting on a banger of an evening this year, with live bands, face paint and mosh pits. If hard rock is more your thing, then this night is perfect for you, with performances from Sleeptalking and The Gnarwahls. Get tickets now for £10.50.
Sheelanagig & Pete Josef New Years Eve Bash- The Old Duke
A unique evening is promised at The Old Duke, with groove heavy arrangements of original and traditional tunes with a folk influence from Sheelanagig and the well-known Pete Josef playing a huge mix of music into the early hours. Get your ticket for £20.70.
New Years Eve- The Stable
The Stable is throwing a huge 70’s themed night down at the harbour, so dust off your psychedelic clothes and throw on your platforms ready to boogie on down. Featuring live music from Dj Nev, The Soul Strutters and Mr Jean, second release tickets are just £15.70.
Baraka & DJ Ryu- Hy Brasil Music Club
The recently opened Hy Brasil Music Club is throwing an Afrobeat, Soul & Funk party this new year. Featuring sounds of Reggae, Calypso and Blue Harmonica, let yourself be transported this year and get down with your bad self. This event also clocks in at the cheapest of the lot, with tickets only £3.50!