Without indulging in a dialogue about how it’s coming round faster every year, let’s start making plans for New Year’s Eve. By this date the Christmas hangover should have subsided, your mad cousins attempts at small talk a distant memory and you’ve finally run out of turkey (cold or otherwise). So gather your treasured friends, withdraw some funds and get into town. We’re going to party like it’s almost 2015.

Bad Dog & Tech-Noir are teaming up to see in the New Year, bringing some sexy house to Hove’s Bar 76. They’ve brought down the original Rhythm Master, Brighton’s very own Steve Mac, so we don’t want to catch anyone without their hands in the air.


Grosvenor G Casino will be seeing in 2015 in a blaze of glamour. Their Prohibition New Year’s Eve Party will let you enjoy New Year’s Eve In style with the gangsters and molls. Please gamble and party as responsibly as you can manage…. Its 20s swag all the way, all hosted by the one and only Veronica Blacklace.


Celebrate NYE 2014 in style as Shooshh bring you the most sophisticated and stylish party night on the south coast. Their Masquerade Ball offers an evening of mystery and fantasy, with an Epic Pyrotechnics, a massive Co2 display, fire breathers, stilt walkers, angle grinder displays and universal good times.


Supercharged are offering New Year revellers the booming bass sounds of Brighton’s own drum and bass kingpin DJ Friction with Linguistics! Also hacking the foundations of Concorde 2 are MJ Cole and Big Narstie.


As much a Brighton NYE tradition as sobbing drunken girls and taxi queues, Komedia once again link two of their best nights together. Krater will be bringing top notch comedy to the venue, with Zoe Lyons, Michael Fabbri, Marlon Davis and MC Jim Smallman. Only next door is Spellbound, The ‘80s Night For People Who Hate 80s nights’, it’s one of Brighton’s best-loved Alternative clubs. One ticket can get you into both, but book early.


It’s been a landmark year for Audio with John Holland deciding to sell up after 30 years. The new owners are determined to keep the spirit alive. So they’ve got James Zabiela taking over the club with his Born Electric label. Seeing out the year in style with him are Maribou State and Pedestrian.


If you want your evening to start with a fond look back, then you’d best head to the The Treason Show at Dome Studio Theatre. The comic review returns to show us ‘That Was the Year That Was 2014’ A bumper, best-of-the-year edition, with added seasonal satire and topical songs The Treason Show is as sharp as an elf’s winkle pickers. The ever reliable Mark Brailsford’s got his baubles prepped and ready to go. (Even if your NYE plans lie elsewhere, there’s still performances on Sat 27 – Tue 30!)


Taipei 101 2008 NewYear Fireworks image by SElefant