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Our guide to the best New Year’s Eve 2017 events in Birmingham

This party season, there’s no better place to bring in the New Year than in the magnificent Birmingham.

Whatever your scene and whatever the night throws at you, Birmingham has you covered. From classy Great Gatsby affairs to interstellar drum and bass raves, here’s a list of where to be where the clock strikes twelve.

The Night Owl New Year’s Eve All Nighter

Being the only Soul nightclub in the West Midlands, The Night Owl know how to party. Their notorious all-nighter is given a New Year’s Eve twist, playing the best in Northern Soul, R&B, Mod, Motown, Ska and in the late night set, plenty of funk and disco thrown in for good measure. Dance ‘til you drop on their wooden sprung dancefloor to a mix of stellar DJ’s including Sonny & Spare, Richard Buckley and Mazzy Snape. If that’s not enough to tempt you, there’s free nibbles and bubbles before 10pm too! 9pm-6am

The Night Owl, Lower Trinity Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B9 4AG

The Night Owl, Digbeth, Birmingham

The Great Gatsby New Year’s Eve Party

 “Can’t repeat the past, why of course you can!” Pop the champagne and dance on the tables in a true 1920s fashion to a mash up of modern day pop and party hits, or indulge in the champagne reception, cocktail bar and VIP packages. Olivia’s Townhouse, a new venue in Birmingham’s famous Gay Village has opened its doors so you can live the illustrious fantasy of The Great Gatsby. 10pm-4am

Olivia’s Townhouse, The Arcadian, Hurst Street, B5 4TD

Snobs’ New Year’s Eve Extravaganza

Everyone’s favourite indie club Snobs returns this year with another edition of their incredible NYE celebration. For those looking for a night out at their favourite club with no frills, the same drinks prices as all-year-round and no drama, you’ll want to head here. 10:30pm-4am

51 Smallbrook Queensway, Birmingham B5 4HX


The Church Inn NYE House Party


The Church Inn has got the perfect balance between the good-old British local and contemporary city hang out. Free entry, cocktails, DJ’s, a roof terrace and a fuss free night, what more could you want from a New Year’s Eve bash? 9pm-2am

The Church Inn, 22 Great Hampton Street, Jewellery Quarter, B18 6AQ

The Old Crown Moho Snow Show

Spotlight’s Saturday night affair Moschino Hoe Versace Hottie (MOHO) are taking over the quaint yet cool Old Crown pub in Digbeth, complete with snowy ski slope and lodge! Expect sub-zero 90’s and 00’s sounds and ice-cold DJ’s from MOHO and Beep Me Players. 9pm-4am

The Old Crown, 188 High Street, Digbeth, B12, 0LD

Hare and Hounds’ New Year’s Eve Party

 Whether you’re in it for the club vibes or crave that house party nostalgia, Hare and Hounds has the best of both worlds. Two rooms, four DJs, one massive night. Hare and Hounds are bringing you Heritage and House of Sound head to head, plus Paid in Full and Killer Wave in a DJ battle extravaganza. 9pm-3am

Hare and Hounds, Kings Heath, B14 7JZ

Hare & Hounds in Kings Heath, Birmingham

Trevor Nelson Old School New Year’s Eve Party

R&B and hip hop was in its element in the 90s and early 2000s and is a cause for celebration itself. Throw in DJ legend Trevor Nelson however and you can guarantee an unforgettable night. This event has sold out for the past decade in London, and now it’s time to show Birmingham some love. The night will see three rooms at the O2 Institute dedicated to the best in old school, modern R&B and reggae with a host of spectacular DJ’s and secret special guests. 10pm-5am

The O2 Institute, 78 High Street, Digbeth B5 6DY

The Magic Door’s Gold and Glitter New Year’s Eve

There’s nothing that says New Year’s Eve better than glitter and gold, so why not put the two together? Get lost in mystical mayhem and a night of house, techno, spooky disco, mystery and wonder at an event that is more urban legend than club night. 9pm-6am

Lab 11, Trent Street, B5 5NL

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NewHam: A Night of Incredible 80s


Hop in the Delorean to a time of big hair, big tunes and big parties, 1000 Trades are throwing it back to bring you a New Year’s Eve with an 80s Twist. Expect a frenzy of fun whether you’re in your musical element or if it’s way before your time. Now with added flowers, whatever that means… 7pm-2am

1000 Trades, 16 Frederick Street, B1 BHE

Interstellar: Mission 001 at Crane

Go where no man has gone before and blast into 2018 at Interstellar. Based inside The Rainbow’s newest venue Crane, expect space themed décor and out of this world visuals alongside B2B DJ sets of drum & bass and jungle. Do you accept your mission? 9pm-5am

Crane, Bowyer Street, Digbeth, B10 0SA

Crane Birmingham Digbeth

New Year’s Eve at Uprawr


Weekly rock night Uprawr are known for their wild themed parties (including Mean Girls, Breaking Bad and even pop punk hair) – so expect an even more lary party for their masquerade NYE, playing the best in alternative rock, pop punk and metal. With confetti cannons, C02 cannons, lasers and a big ol’ balloon drop, a night at The Asylum‘s resident nightclub isn’t for the faint hearted. 10pm-3am

The Asylum, 38-43 Hampton Street, B19 3LS

Studio 54 NYE Celebration at The Sunflower Lounge


This New Year’s Eve, The Sunflower Lounge is teaming up with two of Birmingham’s hottest underground club nights, BAD GIRLS presents. and The Planet Art Project to transport you back to the most memorable and influential club of the 70s, Studio 54, where anybody who was anybody could be found delving into its dark, disco depths of debauchery. 9pm-4am

76 Smallbrook Queensway, Birmingham B5 4EG

Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham ® Andy Hughes

Sophie Hack

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