Haven’t figured out your New Year’s Eve plans yet? Need some options for the best parties to ring in 2019? Fortunately, Billboard Dance has you covered.
Whether you’re in the mood for dancing your heart out at one of Sin City’s finest nightclubs, channeling your inner-raver at a blockbuster music festival to see the likes of Skrillex and Marshmello, or moving to the moody house beats of legends Jamie Jones and Tale of Us, there’s something out there for every dance fan.
Celebrate NYE 2018 in style with your friends at these hot-ticket events below.
The Gist: Cry to Above & Beyond, head-bang to Skrillex, bounce to Solardo… or do all of the above. Plus, DJ Diesel, a.k.a. NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal, will be on the decks to deliver one of his heavy, riddim-fueled sets.
The Gist: If you’re unable to catch the Decadence experience in Arizona, you can also catch many of the same acts in Colorado. The event will be chock-full of talent, including Alison Wonderland, rising upstart 1788-L, “Cola” expert Camelphat and more.
The Gist: Billed as the “longest-running EDM festival in Texas,” this Dallas delight is ready to blow your mind with headline performances from Tiësto, Diplo, REZZ, Kaskade, Excision and Gucci Mane. The two-day event is capped by special performances from Kaskade doing a Redux VIP edit set and a special house set from Ekali.
The Gist: Certified hitmaker Calvin Harris will be gracing the decks at OMNIA Nightclub in Las Vegas. It’s been a big year for the dance kingpin who made splashes on Billboard‘s charts with “One Kiss” and “Promises.”
The Gist: Lake Tahoe is regarded as one of the most beautiful, scenic venues in the United States, and Snowglobe makes good use of its ski resorts every year. MTV recently acquired the event, which marks a big step-up for the already-beloved festival. Above & Beyond, Diplo, Eric Prydz, Rezz and RL Grime headline this snowy showdown.
The Gist: Avant-Gardner is one of New York City’s premier destinations for house and techno. Leave the sequins at home — unless they’re black — and party till dawn with headline sets from Jamie Jones, Tale of Us, Art Department and more.
The Gist: If you’re in Florida for New Year’s Eve, there’s few places better to ring in 2019 than Miami Beach. When you have J Balvin and Alesso playing at the same venue on the same night, it’s a no-brainer. Dance the night away at the lavish Fontainebleau.
The Gist: Superstar talent all under one roof. Zedd, Tiësto and RL Grime are some of the acts headlining, but don’t sleep on Loud Luxury and k?d, who have been leveling up all year long.
The Gist: What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Hitting XS Nightclub with The Chainsmokers is bound to be an epic night filled with sing-alongs like “Closer,” “Don’t Let Me Down” and their hard-hitting releases to give you an energy boost.