Plain & Simple present: The Definitive New Years events roundup


Shiva New Years Party @ The White House

At the centre of The White House’s New Years pledge is that any New Year’s Eve is all about ending the year with a bang. It’s about partying until the sun rises and the excesses of Christmas have been well and truly danced off.

Shiva’s New Year’s Eve is all about partying in the present and giving 2010 a deservedly unforgettable send off. They know it’s about bringing people together and conjuring happy clubbing memories. That’s their job, their mission.

Shiva’s NYE party last year was epic. The right balance of celebratory atmosphere, a fun-loving crowd and of course, top notch tunes. The White House was packed but not too packed and we all know how irritating that can be. The music was a mixture of uplifting house, electro and club classics with funk, disco and 80’s groove. Non-stop music across two lively rooms.

Shiva promise not to fix what isn’t broken by asking “why change a winning formula?” So they’re doing it all again! Prepare yourselves for a night of relentless revelry, emotional rollercoasters and like-minded people all with one goal – to see 2011 in, in style.

Downstairs will be a collection of uplifting house brought to you by Liam D, Muzz Khan, T-on-J, Fernando Bros, Richie Hodges and Andy Gates & Ata x 2.

Upstairs expect  a concoction of classics from 80’s Groove, to Funk & Disco. Spinning the decks will be Huckleberry Finn, Steve Feelgood, Steve Butcher, Fever, Steve Stritton.

Very Limited Early bird tickets are £15. Standard entry ranges from £20 – £30.

Kinky Malinki – New Years Eve Special @ Club Warehouse

New Years Eve is one of the top clubbing events in any party calendar and it often brings with it a need for reliably good vibes, consistently great music and that New Year atmosphere that makes NYE a special and unique occasion. Kinki Malinki has 12 years experience in crafting unforgettable clubbing memories  for NYE and you’ll be guaranteed to have a ball by seeing 2011 in the Kinki way!

DJs at this year’s New Years Eve Special include the headline special guest Soul Avengers with support from Grant Nalder, Hugh Gunnell, Colin Chiddle, Adam Asenjo, Andy Graham and Paul Jaxx. Plus Magic Fingers will be on percussion.

In room 2 a host of resident and guest DJs with be banging out the Kinky Classics long into the night and early hours of 2011.
Standard tickets cost £25.

Tickets available HERE and HERE

‘NYE Cirque’ // Proud – Room 1 @ Matter, 02

Taking over from Fabric at the 02’s behemoth club venue Matter are Proud, and what better way to kick off new ownership than with a monster NYE party fusing everything from Las Vegas style entertainment to traditional London clubbing.

As well as some incredible live acts including fire-breathers, aerialists and snake-charmers the lineup of DJ’s is as varied and eclectic as the crowd heading there.

DJ Yoda has been confirmed as the giant headline act for NYE Cirque bringing loyal fans their beloved mix of D’n’B and Dubstep. Also set to appear are Shaun Ryder and a Maccabees DJ Set inside the 2000 capacity room.

Paradise 45 – Room 2 @ Matter, 02

Paradise 45 will be on hand to host the second room at the 02’s Matter venue. DJ’s Faze Action, Justin Robertson (Deadstock 33s set), Thomas Gandey (Caged Baby), Paradise 45 and Guy Williams will be on hand to provide the crowd with everything they need to make the 2010/2011 crossover. The atmosphere will be one of ‘begin as you mean to go on’ as the new Proud ownership hope to be Proud by nature, not only be name.

Tickets: £20 early bird and if you arrive before 10pm you’ll get a free booth for the night. For more details of booth hire contact





WANG @ Cable

The underground party masters WANG will return to the cool, contemporary Cable located in London Bridge’s historical railway arches. WANG’s past NYE events are the legendary, and this year’s looks set to continue the tradition with a lineup of world class DJ’s offering dance and disco classics.

They have enlisted the mighty ‘A Love From Outer Space’ events brand with none-other than Lord Saber himself Andrew Weatherall to play one of his famous and not to be missed 4 hour marathon mixes! He performs along side his partner in crime The Hardway Brother himself Mr Sean Johnson.

Following their incredible sell-out show at London’s historic Koko venue, Plaid will be playing live, showcasing tracks from their eagerly anticipated new album ‘Scintilli‘ as well as plenty of back catalogue material. Long time WANG collaborator A Guy Called Gerald will be playing a special NYE classics set to get the nostalgic juices pumping and feet moving.

“Lord and Lady WANG” Electro Elvis and Lula will of course also be spinning the decks alongside many more yet-to-be-announced DJ’s. What is sure is that you can expect everything from dubstep to disco, techno to acid and a bucket-load of electronic beats through to the early hours.

At a brilliant budget-pleasing £15 + b.f. for early bird tickets with a free limited edition Andrew Weatherall mix CD for the first 200 party goers it’s a NYE-stunner.


Toolroom Knights – The Big Bang at NYE @ Ministry of Sound


Toolroom Records call it their “Big One” because NYE 2011 it’s all about the Big Bang! As party people’s favorites Toolroom Knights will be on board at London’s legendary Ministry of Sound to host a spectacular 9 hour NYE takeover show with unrivalled production. They’ve reportedly “blown the budget and got the lot”… eye-watering pyrotechnics, confetti cannons, amazing lasers, bespoke visuals and the cream-of-clubbing extras – CO2 ice jets. Whether or not they’ll only serve to remind us of the snow outside is yet to be seen but it seems like Toolroom and MoS are going all out to see in 2011 with style.

All 4 will feature top class DJ’s, both world-renowned and the ‘Best of British‘ to include Toolroom’s very own Mark Knight, D. Ramirez, Dave Spoon, Kim Fai in the world famous Box. Jaguar Skills brings the mash-up party beats to103 alongside Toolroom’s favourite residents.

This is the ultimate big bang party. A proper celebration with show stopping decor, effects & lighting, impressive performers, a stellar line-up and all on the worlds best sound system.

Limited edition goody bags for all who attend with a selection of gifts to include an exclusive Gio Goi T-shirt, Toolroom Knights CD plus lots, lots more… Happy New Year indeed…


Limited £30 Earlybirds // £35 Standard Earlybirds // £40 Advance // £50 on the door TICKETS

Good Times NYE Party @ Relentless Garage (North) & Clapham Grand (South)

After celebrating thirty funk filled years at The Notting Hill Carnival this year with one of the biggest and best attended carnival’s to date, Good Times is now rolling out this year’s New Years Eve celebration with two huge parties in London, one north, one south.

First, the North London venue is The Relentless Garage (and new to Good Times) in Islington. With a fat live music pedigree and full refurbishment in June 2009, The Garage has played host to many a fine line up and NYE will be no exception.

Next up, and South of the Thames will be the newly refurbished Clapham Grand, the venue of some legendary Good Times parties in recent years. It’s a magnificent Victorian-era listed building and one of the most stunning period theatres in the capital. A remarkable and memorable place to see in 2011.

After six previous sell out NYE parties all over London, including 2009′s hugely acclaimed warehouse party at Hearne Street car park which saw some amazing party scenes despite the sub zero temperatures, we know how hard (and expensive) it can be travelling around the capital on the biggest party night of the year.

So with that thought in mind Good Times are to bring the party to all our loyal fans this year with 2 special events at 2 outstanding London venues on the same night, making it much easier for everyone to see in the New Year with a Good Times bang.

London legends Norman Jay and Gilles Peterson will be playing both events, with guest DJ’s at The Clapham Grand being Terry Farley (Faith/Boys Own), Rudy Ranks and the Loud Minority DJ’s Russ & Melvo hosting the Altitude bar.

Guest DJ’s at The Garage include the Ladybugz and the Crate Diggers collective hosting room two.


New Years Eve @ Fabric


With the sun setting on 2010 Fabric have decided on taking the bold, brave and often brilliant performers who’ve graced our brickwork this year on into 2011. Kick-starting what promises to be a massive New Years Eve celebration at Fabric like only he knows how, is the long-serving German DJ Steve Bug, responsible for Poker Flat, Dessous and Audiomatique.

Joining him in Room One will be Panorama Bar and Berlin bass queen Cassy, whose vinyl-only sets are pure dancefloor magic. Minimal tech-house veteran Jay Haze, a Fabric-favourite will also be on hand to deliver an unforgettable NYE mix. By this point the party will be in full swing ready to see two Fabric heavyweights take to the booth Craig Richards and Terry Francis… A phenomenal way to say goodbye to 2010 and hello to 2011.

Spanish veteran Paco Osuna will head up Room Two whilst Heartthrob will be performing live earlier in the evening. A high energy set from USA’s Alexi Delano and similarly pumping mix from Matt Tolfrey will round off what is sure to be an epic Room Two at Fabric heading into 2011.

Finally, London’s Lo*kee will take charge of Room Three hosting three stunning back-to-back duo’s. Firstly the likes of Sebastian Voigt and Jozif will team up. Nisekay and Blind Minded will then take the stage before Louis Guilhem and Monchhichi Boys finish off an unforgettable NYE at Fabric.


Muak New Years Eve Special @ Cargo

Welcoming the acclaimed DJ, producer and boss of Distance Records, Jon Cutler to the decks for an exclusive headline DJ set, Cargo aims to continue its mission in bringing together the world’s foremost DJs, producers and musicians.

A full 12 hours of New Years celebrations, between 9.00pm and 9am, the Muak New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball will sees the three rooms of inspiring music selection, each featuring the much loved residents and some very special guests to boot; The Main Arch will feature Jon Cutler, Zaki- Manish, Live Band ‘The Modernists’ (Full Band)

The Garden will host the Finale Party with Deporto, MrCenzo, Matt Appleton, Kris Cattaneo, Doran Black.
The Lounge will give you your dose of disco, classics and boogie with Matthew Bandy (Papa Records), TBC Guest, Druw & Perez, Martin Duffy.

Early Bird Tickets at £25 are now on sale – grab them quick as they will be increasing to £35, and more on the door…


More To Consider:


Eclectricity @ The HMV Institute, Birmingham: The New Years Eve Extravaganza

Chase & Status (Dj Set) & Mc Rage
Fake Blood
Jaguar Skills
Shy Fx
Joy Orbison
Pete Jordan
Mr E
Pokadot & Cinderella Man



Wiggle NYE Party @ Paramount


The Timewriter (8 Bit / Plastic City)
Terry Francis
Nathan Coles
Eddie Richards
Freaky Disco




Electric Minds presents 6Zer0 – Venue TBA

Room 1 – Commix – Duffstep – Dolan – BerginMark – Pavitt

Room 2 – The Cosmic Truth – PC & The Moustache Mama – Namedrop & Benoit -Jake Manders


SecretSundaze NYE @ The Red Gallery
Room 1
Chez Damier (Balance, Chicago)
Space Dimension Controller – live (R&S, Clone)
John Daly (Feel Music, One Track, Drum Poet Community)
Giles Smith (secretsundaze, Two Armadillos)
James Priestley (secretsundaze, Simple, The CAMP)

Room 2 – ‘ReviveHER’ presents Throne of Blood

Populette (Th­rone of Blood, NYC)
James F!@#$%^ Friedman (Th­rone of Blood, NYC)
Bicep (Th­rone of Blood / Feel My Bicep)
KITT (Universe)
Bi-Bop (ReviveHER / Cool In The Pool)