Here are all of the upcoming events posted for New Year's Eve 2014-2015 across Canada. Let this guide help you make the best NYE decisions for this festive season!
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DJ lineup: Bassjackers, Borgeous, RL Grime, Cyril Hahn, Goundislava, Ghost, Keys N' Krates, MAKJ, Nadus, Snakehips, Shaun Frank.
Why you should go: Countdown NYE offers the most diverse lineup of any Canadian New Year's Eve event. So if you like to sample a few genres, then attending this event is a no brainer. If you like big room, then Bassjackers, Borgeous, MAKJ, and more have your number. If you're into the bass scene, then red hot RL Grime, local heroes Keys N' Krates are excellent bookings. Up for a more chill vibe? Head on over to check out Cyril Hahn. If you like variety, then Countdown NYE is your party.
DJ lineup: The Chainsmokers, Oliver Heldens, Cazzette
Why you should go: One of the biggest reasons to check out Static NYE is to see Oliver Heldens, whose sound is so in demand right now it's off the charts. The Chainsmokers have had quite the run with "Selfie", and Cazzette has turned into a veteran duo that have been getting dancefloor's going for the past few years.
DJ Lineup: Simon Patterson and John Askew
Why you should go: The Toronto trance family really has only one viable option for their New Year's Eve dollars and it's the OPEN UP party over at Red Nightclub. Ozmozis knows talent and there really isn't anyone as respected and loved at this minute than Simon Patterson. With friend John Askew joining in the fun, get ready for some hardcore 138-140 BPM trance, psy-trance, uplifting, and maybe some techno.
DJ lineup: Dada Life, Krewella + Excision, Dirtyphonics, Topher Jones, Heroes X Villains, Slim Pickins, Titus 1
Why you should go: This is THE New Year's Eve event to attend in Calgary. Big venue, big artists, and it's going to be a good time. Big room lovers will flock to Glitter & Gold with a marquee name like Dada Life, while Excision, Dirtyphonics and more should bring the bass faithful.
DJ lineup: John Hopkins, Purity Ring (DJ Set), Com Truise, POMO, TR/ST + More
Why you should go: I Love Neon is a renowned promotions group that has brought diverse and interesting bookings to Montreal for the past several years. This year's OMISOKA NYE event is no exception as they have booked Jon Hopkins as a main headliner. Overall the lineup looks a little more on the chill side, so if you want to go to this party and just listen to some great music, this is the event for you.
DJ lineup: Project 46 + more to be announced.
Why you should go: I have made no secret of my belief that New City Gas is one of the very best venues in Canada for electronic dance music. Every year the Luminous NYE event practically sells out and judging on years past, you can expect some solid big room bookings in the main room while the lounge downstairs might get either a deep house or bass booking.
DJs: Tiesto, Steve Aoki, Andrew Rayel, Moti, Goshfather & Jinco
Why you should go: If you're looking for the biggest New Year's Eve party in Vancouver, then Solid NYE at PNE Coliseum is the one for you. This year's massive features some new names like Dim Mak boss Steve Aoki, rising Musical Freedom star MOTi, and Armin Van Buuren's potential successor Andrew Rayel. And of course there's Tiesto, who will be returning to Vancouver for yet another huge NYE party. Any major single stage event that also invites a trance act always gets my respect.
Why you should go: With a capacity of only 219 people, ALEA is bringing Montreal's own Domeno to ring in the new year over at Casino Lac Leamy. For their first NYE celebration, they are selling general admission tickets for $99 that includes VIP bar treatment until midnight and a champagne toast. If you've never been to ALEA, maybe checking it out on New Year's Eve is your time to satisfy your curiosity. To read my full profile on ALEA, click here.
DJ lineup: Tiesto, Dzeko & Torres, Tuneboy, Seelo Mondo, Theo Hansen, Mike Constable.
Why you should go: Tiesto comes back to Edmonton for yet another New Year's Eve celebration. Fresh from releasing his album, Tiesto is still one of the godfathers of electronic dance music and it's always a party when he takes the stage. He will be joined by Toronto's own Dzeko & Torres, who have just finished a long tour with Carnage. Considering this is Edmonton, a massive isn't complete without at least one hardstyle booking and Tuneboy fits that bill perfectly.