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New Year's Eve 2019 Party Guide: The Best Dance Parties to Ring in 2020

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Zedd performs on the Liberty Stage during the 2018 Made In America Festival - Day 1 at Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Sept. 1, 2018 in Philadelphia.  

We heard somewhere that dancing in the New Year was the best way to ensure good luck for the next 12 months. Whether or not that's true, we know you wanna party like it's 20 years after 1999, so we've gathered some of the best DJ parties and dance music festivals from around the country.

This list has megaclub vibes in Miami, 24-hour get-downs in San Francisco, Adam Beyer playing in three different cities, MTV-affiliated star power in snowy Tahoe, even options with open bar. Trust us, these NYE flings will help you make 2020 the best year ever. 


Tahoe, CA

SnowGlobe Music Festival 

It's the first full year for SnowGlobe with MTV at the helm, and the Viacom connections show. Skrillex, Fisher, Griz, Zhu, Gigantic Nghtmre, Louie The Child, Tchami x Malaa, Vince Staples -- and that's just the first two lines of headliners. It's a three day event, and you're going to want to bundle up, because Tahoe is a ski-lover's destination, but you can't beat the Lake views.
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Chandler, AZ

Decadence Arizona

Perhaps the biggest DJ event of the new year season, Decadence puts Arizona on the party capital map with performances by Rezz, Diplo, Fisher, G Jones, Skrillex, Zeds Dead, Adam Beyer, Whipped Cream and so many more. The list goes on and on, so they had to make it a two-day event from Dec. 30 to 31.

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Miami, FL

Marshmello

Spend the first hours of 2020 getting gooey with the world's premiere dessert DJ. The masked man will no doubt play a string of commercial hits and some deeper dance edits for the fashionable crowd at LIV Nightclub on South Beach. This environment is best enjoyed with a table, as it caters to a VIP clientelle.

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Solomun & Jamie Jones

Bosnian-German tech-house titan Solomun will bring his mystical, mechanical moods to the Space Terrace, joined by Welsch scene favorite Jamie Jones. Space in Miami is famous for its all-night dance parties that go way past sunrise into the next day and sometimes even the one after that, so be sure to make the most of it.

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Zedd

The old year can't "Stay," but you can get a "Good Thing" going early in the new one with a blast-off performance from the Grammy-winning producer. It goes down a bit north of Miami in Hollywood, FL, at the Hard Rock Resort's brand-new Guitar Hotel (which is 100 percent a giant guitar-shaped building). Daer is the Guitar Hotel's answer to Las Vegas nightlife, so come dressed to impress.

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New York City, NY

Above & Beyond

Push the button on 2020 and weep your way into a more beautiful tomorrow with this god-level trance trio. The Common Ground producers will be joined bySwedish techno titan Adam Beyer, UK trance pal Genix DJ, and Anjunadeep signee Nox Vahn. Mood and magic will fill the New York Expo Center as you countdown the final moments of the year.

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Cityfox Odyssey NYE & NYD 2020

Avant Garnder transforms into one of the most stacked New Year's Eve events in the Big Apple. Âme b2b Dixon, Damian Lazarus, Hot Since 82, Ida Engberg, Jamie Jones, Sasha & John Digweed, and Stephan Bodzin performing live are just a handful of the names hitting four unique stages for a 27-hour blow-out.

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Elsewhere NYE

Shimmy and shake your way to indie dance euphoria with headlie sets from lofi psych-disco king Neon Indian and cool groove rocker Amtrac. Roud out the evening with additional sets from Haitian-American electro-house lover Sybil Jason, NYC local Half Moon and more.

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Bob Moses

The Grammy-nominated Canadian duo will cast melodic spells over the crowd at Schimanski with a DJ set sure to start your 2020 on the right dancing shoe. Open bar tickets are available, but don't get sloppy. Keep it classy, NYC.

Los Angeles, CA

Midnight Lover NYE

Get your face freaked by funk from Juan Power, the supergroup duo comprised of DFA's The Juan Maclean and Man Power. Night will fade into day with additional sets from Dave Aju, Sonns, Mike Gushansky, Inbal Lankry, MD and Airs.

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2020 Vision NYE

Experimental beats and funkalicious grooves collide on one exciting dance floor with headline sets from DâM-Funk, Nosaj Thing, and Machinedrum. Sisters of Sound and Unlock The House will round out the bill, with more DJs in store.

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Twelve 31

Techno takes a bite out of the Hollywood Paladium with big sets from genre heroes Adam Beyer, Enrico Sangiuliano, Nicole Moudaber and Gerard Not Gerald. Bring your robot ears and have a rowdy ring-in to 2020, courtesy of the Insomniac's promotional team Factory 93.

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Minimal Effort

Come ring in the new year at one of the city's most beloved late-night haunts with tons of back-to-back sets and headline performances from house and techno scenesters and stars. The lineup includes Ross From Friends with a special live show, Bart Skills b2b Layton Giordani, Detleft b2b Latmun, Doc Martin, Human Resouraces, Rybo b2b Lubelski and more.

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San Bernardino, CA

Countdown NYE 2019

Insomniac bring a West Coast giant celebration at the NOS Events Center with an interstellar-themed evening of alien cuties and sci-fi beats. Four stages pack out-of-this-world performances from The Chainsmokers, Porter Robinson, Oliver Heldens, Gryffin, Alesso, Elephante, 12th Planet, ATLiens, Borgore, Chris Lorenzo and more.

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San Francisco, CA

Dillon Francis

What's better than spending NYE with a funny guy? Spending NYE with a funny guy who's also a cross-genre super producer while he drops mega jams on a club with open bar. That's what you're in for at Eye Heart SF's big electro blow-out at the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason Center.

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Strictly Techno

Laidback Luke is a kung fu master, and he's gonna kick out the jams until 2019 cries "uncle," then he'll go one harder. It's going down on the big speakers at Audio SF until 2 a.m.

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The Midway NYE 2020

If you want to give your new year a big boost of positive melodic vibes, do not miss this fun-loving mega lineup. Bonobo and Chrome Sparks will touch decks to bring uniquely fresh sonic flavor with their own headline DJ sets. The bill rounds out with tunes from Marques Wyatt, Rachel Torro, Tobin Ellsworth, and Matt Trujillo.

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Fresh Start NYD 2020

Why stop the party when you can do a full 24 hours? The Midway isn't taking any breaks, but this will be a new party featuring performances from Claptone, Moon Boots, Walker & Royce, Boys Noize's alter-ego Elax, J. Phlip, Eli & Fur and more.

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