New Year’s Day 2017: The Lowdown

Posted by - November 4, 2016 - Events, Festivals, Preview

The last few years have seen NYD secure its place as not only one of the most significant days of the party calendar, but as a younger, hotter NYE, with an increasing number of partygoers shunning the 31st in favour of its rogue counterpart.

But with so much on offer this year, which event deserves your attendance the most? Hold Your Horses gives you the lowdown on 3 of our top picks to kick start 2017.

London’s hottest venue of 2016, Tobacco Dock, hosts legend Carl Cox for a second time this year alongside Jon Rundell, Solardo, Yousef and Dubfire in the main room. If Cox’s performance at SideXside was anything to go by, partygoers are in for quite the show. Meanwhile in room 2, Knee Deep in Sound mastermind Hot Since 82 takes over alongside ANNA (BR), Butch, Guti, Andhim and SuperFlu.

Kicking off at midday, arrive early to make the most of Tobacco Dock’s unique setting and world-class line-up. Tickets here.


The Warehouse Project announced its much anticipated New Year’s Day line-up in October, with a string of huge names taking to Store Street for a solid 12 hours of techno & house. The event kicks off at 5pm and features Ben Klock, Marcel Dettmann, DJ Koze, KiNK – Live, Jackmaster B2B Gerd Janson, Bicep, George Fitzgerald, Midland, Boddika, Artwork B2B Denis Sulta in addition to Hessel Audio, and B2B sets from Ben UFO, Pearson Sound and Pangea

Doors open at 5pm – WHP Tickets here.


To complete the NYD round up, Bristol’s Motion is our final choice delivering another unbelievable prospect of a night. The fantastically European line-up features a string of German talent with Berliner’s Tale Of Us, Ben Klock, and Steffi stepping up to the decks. Jeremy underground heads up the French contribution while label owners Axel Boman and Ron Morelli also make an appearance.

Other artists on the bill include Nastia, Italojohnson, Gramrcy, Christian Jay, Musu, PLU, Shall Not Fade, Florian Kupfer, Simoncino and Hodge. Hats off to Gerd Janson, Jackmaster, KiNK, who are putting an absolute shift in this NYD, appearing not only at Motion but also on The Warehouse Project listing.

Akin to The Warehouse Project, Motion’s NYD event also doubles up as a closing party – bidding the club a fond farewell after a season of unrivalled mayhem. Motion tickets here.