As 2017 fades to a memory, we look at the best of Brighton NYE events. From upscale trips to the Roaring 20s to rocking dance parties, there’s something to suit every taste. If you’ve still not planned how you’re seeing in the New Year, do not fret – we’ve got your revelry covered.
Peaky Blinders New Year’s Eve
PROUD COUNTRY HOUSE
Proud Country House invites you to don your best flat-caps, furs and pearls for a show-stopping Peaky Blinders party to bring in the New Year. Sharp attire very much required. The dress code is ‘dress to impress’ in your Peaky Blinders style or 1920’s Cabaret.
This elegant gangster underworld will commence with 60 minutes of bottomless prosecco to get revellers in to the party spirit, all served alongside a New Year’s Eve-worthy spread. The party will then unfold from room to room, with each area playing host to its own individual delights with 1920s cabaret, heady gambling dens, and three DJ’s playing a mix of retro classics, acid jazz and modern party hits.The evening will be hosted by the bombastic cabaret icon Veronica Blacklace who will ensure all inhibitions are left at the door.
After all of that there’ll be free buses at 1am, 2am and 3am to take you back to the centre of Brighton making your evening a breeze. So, head to Proud’s last mansion party of the year for a rip-roaring night of music, entertainment and questionable morals.
Steeped in history, this stunningly restored Grade 1 country house is nestled in unspoilt Grade 2 listed parkland and acres of peaceful Sussex woodland and countryside. Proud Country House has been sensitively modernised, to create a unique venue just a stone’s throw from the hustle and bustle of the City of Brighton and Hove.
Proud Country House is at Stanmer Park, Brighton BN1 9QA
New Year’s Day Special
If you can’t get out on NYE, then Kemptown’s coolest bar are holding a 14-hour extravaganza on Mon 1 Jan. The fabulous Block will welcome in 2018 across its two rooms, serving up the finest house, tech house, techno, with a splash of funky disco and breaks thrown in for good measure.
This is one event not to be missed as Get Deeper bring together not just their regular DJs, but the cream of Brighton’s underground scene, including Beatsworkin, Rebel Rabble, Torbuck & Dixon & Gabriel Ursu. Many of whom play on the two most popular dance stations – Trickstar and Codesouth.
As an added bonus, headliner for this is Steve Proctor who is one of the pioneers of UK Balearic and Acid House and a legend in the scene and Recode Recordings boss – DJ Assassin. So, get redy for a brilliant day, with a friendly crowd and some of the best selectors in the city, from 1pm until 3am. This is the place to go on New Year’s Day!
Block Bar Brighton is at 10 St James Street, Brighton BN2 1TP
2017 Party People
THE BULL, DITCHLING
The cosiest NYE event anywhere will be found in the centre of Ditchling this year. After already winning Great British Pub of the Year Award 2016, The Bull has undergone a £1m renovation and expansion project, offering stunning interiors and bedrooms along with new restaurant and kitchen. This year DJ Danny Montuschi returns from his summer Balearic beats sessions to be on the decks for the night. Tickets are £25 including canapés and a welcome drink, or £65 including supper when booking a table in the dining room.
All profits from the event will be donated between good causes, including Brighton Charity – Amaze (www.amazebrighton.org.uk) – who support families of children and young people with disabilities.
Always a sell-out event, tickets or tables should be booked online at www.thebullditchling.com or by calling 01273 843147.
A modern pub with plenty of tradition, The Bull is one of the oldest buildings in Ditchling dating back to the early 16th Century. This an AA 5 star-rated inn has won countless awards for excellence in food and service.
Owners Dominic and Vanessa Worrall have re-invented this very British pub in 2003 and alongside Molly Raftery they have created a space with a warm and vibrant atmosphere at the foot of the South Downs.
The Bull is at 2 High Street, Ditchling BN6 8TA
NYE In The Hothouse
Running 8pm – 5am, Brighton’s most forward-thinking nightclub will be doing New Year’s Eve in style. Our much-loved seaside town doesn’t quite look the same come December, despite a certain festive charm, the seafront is laid bare to the grips of nature, as gale force winds and fierce tides batter the shoreline but, looks side, the cities energetic and colourful culture thrives indoors, yes it’s still nothing on a Brighton summer, right? So, for this year’s party Patterns are bringing the HEAT indoors.
One of the UK’s most talented musicians, an all-around traverser of sounds and a firm venue favourite, Romare will be heading up the midnight slot, followed by a long-awaited club-room debut from Apron Records boss Steven Julien AKA Funkineven. Either side we have Mr Bongo simmering the room from doors open, with trusty residents Charles Green and Mehtola on deck for the concluding slot. Expect the basement bars to be overgrown with lush shades of jade and lights down low to a deep-red glow…
Upstairs in the ‘hothouse’ get rapt in an immersive transformation of the bar. Patterns will be altering the space into a winter garden with tropical décor, ice-cold cocktails and lots and lots of greenery. Here, their resident ensemble will be holding down the floor with an unmissable soundtrack from 8 PM onwards.
The dress code is to dress down, it’s going to be hot and there will most probably be some house…
Patterns is at 10 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1TL
Main image by Josh Hiatt
Lower image by Ian Coulson
Named by Mixmag as the 2nd best party in the UK and after a five-year stint of fully sold-out shows at Brighton’s Old Market, White Mink return to Brighton for a very classy one-off pop-up NYE party. Taking over all four floors (the entire venue) of a sumptuous newly restored pub, dining room and venue in the very heart of Brighton’s Lanes. The Walrus opened earlier this year and has been beautifully renovated with bags of vintage charm including a basement live room and dance floor, lots of nooks and crannies, gorgeous dining rooms, and a massive rooftop smoking area. In other words, the perfect backdrop for a truly spectacular NYE. With music from the decade that invented ‘hot’, this critically acclaimed Brighton phenomena, promises to be the hottest party ticket in town. White Mink will deliver multiple rooms with several bands, a variety of vintage and electro swing DJs, Tarot Readings and Fortune Telling, classic cocktails, close-up Magic, Burlesque, the best dressed clientele around and much more.
In addition to all this, for those that really want to do New Years in fine style they are also offering a three-course set menu for dinners (the food is delicious!) that includes White Mink tickets. There are just 90 covers and these are expected to disappear very quickly! As ever, White Mink will be bringing the sounds and style of the 1920s and 30s to the party, turning them upside down and smuggling them into… well, next year at the very least.
The Walrus is at 10 Ship St, Brighton BN1 1AD
4 DAY EXTRAVAGANZA
The Master Mariner
A shining light in Brighton Marina, with locally sourced fantastic food and a warm family atmosphere. With a 4 day extravaganza leading to New years Eve with Jazz, live bands, food offerings and delights!
See in the new year with free entry, live music and a free buffet! Perfect for groups of friends.