Top 10 Festivals to Celebrate New Year’s 2024

New Years

| December 02, 2023

The year 2023 has come to a close, and it is time to welcome the dawn of 2024 in style! Countdown to midnight and celebrate the start of the year with your fellow ravers. Get ready for extraordinary sets by the biggest names in electronic dance music and epic after-parties that will greet the first sunrise of the year.

We have curated a list of highly-anticipated and world-renowned New Year's Eve festivals happening near you, all that's waiting is for you to join in on the fun. Say goodbye to the past year and embrace the excitement of New Year raving with iEDM.

Check out iEDM's top 10 upcoming New Year's festivals below!


10) Moonlight Masquerade - Portland, OR

Moonlight MasqueradeDisco Donnie presents Portland’s biggest annual electronic music event, Moonlight Masquerade, a two-night NYE bash during December 29-30th at Portland Expo Center. Prepare your masks and dress to impress to catch performances from SLANDER, Kai Wachi, LSDREAM, Opiuo, and other bass superstars before the start of 2024. Snag your tickets HERE!

 

9) Radiance – Grayslake, IL

Radiance NYE

Just beating out Masquerade, Radiance NYE is another bass-focused festival that will deliver a hefty supply of mosh pits and deafening drops on NYE weekend. Taking place on December 30th and 31st at Illinois's Lake County Fairgrounds, the Saturday of New Year's Eve will host Ganja White Night, who plans on wobbling us into 2024.

Other notable acts are Opiuo, Tape B, Ghengar, and Friday's headliners of Boogie T and Wooli. If you are a basshead and want to celebrate the end of 2023 as such, then click HERE for your Radiance tickets!

 

8) Together As One NYE – Tacoma, WA

Together As OneTogether As One NYE is a thrilling two-day festival set to illuminate the New Year's Eve weekend at Tacoma Dome. The Pacific Northwest's EDM scene will be electrified by top-tier artists, including The Chainsmokers, Seven Lions, Tiësto, Above & Beyond, Alison Wonderland, and more.

This grand celebration will immerse attendees in EDM soundscapes, bidding farewell to 2023 and welcoming 2024 with unforgettable performances. After a ten-year hiatus, Insomniac has brought back Together As One, relocating it to Washington State's largest indoor venue.

The festival promises mesmerizing stage design, immersive visuals, and an energy-charged atmosphere, creating a haven for music enthusiasts to welcome the new year in unparalleled style. Its 2023 edition will reimagine the iconic SoCal festival, delivering a high-energy and unforgettable experience, which you can lock in your tickets for HERE!

 

7) Forever Midnight – LA AND Forever Midnight – Las Vegas

Both touching down on December 30th and 31st, Forever Midnight is taking over the west coast with two monstrous lineups, booking nearly identical acts that will switch places each day. At the Los Angeles Convention Center, doors will open at 4 PM, meanwhile at Las Vegas's LV Festpark the festivies will commence at 6 PM.

Featuring the cream of the crop in melodic techno, minimal house, and everything in between, FISHER, Eric Prydz, ANOTR, Solomun, Sofi Tukker, Mau P, Jamie Jones b2b The Martinez Brothers, and Kaskade (Redux) are just a few that will be delivering performances. 

There will also be sets from hip-hop, alternative, and abstract melting pot Kaytranada at both venues. Personally, this is the #1 festival experience to reign in the New Year. But I wanted to leave all bias out of this curated selection, despite Forever Midnight being undeniably stacked.
Forever Midnight – LA

Buy Tickets

Forever Midnight – Las Vegas

Buy Tickets

 

CLICK TO CHECK OUT OUR 2023 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE FEATURING LINEUPS, DATES, AND LOCATIONS FOR EVERY FESTIVAL ACROSS NORTH AMERICA TO CLOSE OUT THE YEAR! 

 

6) HiJinx - Philadelphia, PA

HIJINX

Do you like bass in your face? In HiJinx fashion, headbanging and nasty bass faces are here to stay as you ring in 2024. December 29th-30th at Pennsylvania Convention Center schedules heavy-hitters Liquid Stranger, RL Grime, Subtronics, and Skrillex

There will also be two emphatic b2bs that attendees will never forget. Bass house legends JOYRYDE and Habstrakt are ready to have the crowd roaring in excitement. Then one of the most thrilling collaborations of 2023, REZZMAU5 will hypnotize ravers with an unprecedented fusion of bass.

Repping the genres outside of bass and dusbtep is the likes of Porter Robinson, DJ Susan, Dr. Fresch, and it's murph, to name a few. See all these incredible artists and more by grabbing your tickets HERE!

 

5) CRSSD PROPER NYE – San Diego

FNGRS CRSSD is known for their stellar lineup curation, specializing in the hottest house and techno names across the globe.

As CRSSD Fest gains more acclaim every year, FNGRS CRSSD presents CRSSD PROPER NYE as their next development at Petco Park on December 31st and January 1stThe lineup includes over 50 unique artists and four stages with top-notch sonic and visual production.

Keeping the reputation as hosting a refuge to techno fanatics and house lovers, Gorgon City, ZHU, HUGEL, Sonny Fodera, CamelPhat, Chris Lake, Claptone, Diplo, Duke Dumont, and Kyle Watson ignite this year’s inaugural NYE atmosphere at Petco.

They will share the stage by a diverse selection of riveting up-and-comers and veterans, from Azzecca and Disfreq, to Jerro and Chris Lorenzo.

CRSSD PROPER NYE – San DiegoBuy Tickets

 

4) Fresh Start - San Francisco, CA 

Fresh Start

The Midway’s annual New Year celebration, Fresh Start is back for a three-day adventure among three indoor and outdoor stages on December 30th – January 1st for you to experience both the stars and stunning lasers. Celebrate the new beginning of 2024 with breathtaking performers.

Fresh Start is basically the only event that runs into the New Year, keeping the party going on New Year's Day with headlining performances from Kaskade, Chris Lorenzo, and Justin Martin

On the 30th, Tchami and Malaa present the highly anticipated 'Return Of No Redemption', for what is sure to be a prolific b2b. Preceding them is another solid b2b from tech house sensations, ACRAZE and Noizu.

Holding it down on the eve of 2024 will be the feel-good vibes of Louis The Child, Elderbrook, and more. The diverse lineups will boast a unique atmosphere and experience for each day at the festival. This is one you will not want to miss, so grab your tickets HERE.

 

3) Lights All Night - Dallas, TX

Music Festivals 2023, EDM, tickets, lineup, Lights All Night

Lights All Night is the longest running EDM festival in Texas featuring three stages: The Metroplex, Disco Rodeo, and The Lonestar at Dallas Market Hall on December 30th-31st. Legendary bass acts like NGHTMRE b2b DIESEL, Skrillex, Subtronics, Sullivan King, and more take the stage to give you the ultimate NYE experience in all of Texas. Talk about going big or going home!

And what is special, on top of its mammoth representation of bass, is that Lights All Night never shies away from including all genres for its attendees. Night Bass Records labelboss AC Slater, rising phenom AYYBO, Latin house king HUGEL, tech house wiz Chris Lake, Kyle Watson, and KREAM, are just a few of the many spellbinding artists on the billing.

Click to secure your tickets for Lights All Night!

 

2Countdown NYE – Southern California

Countdown NYEWith this year's theme of Attack of the Lazer-Rayz, it is objectively known that Insomniac's beloved Countdown NYE festival never disappoints. On December 30th and 31st, Los Angeles's NOS Event Center will become home to an interstellar environment of every type of sound across electronic music.

Although it has yet to be officially announced, we are putting our money on the following acts locking down the main stage: Tiësto, Gryffin, Alison Wonderland, The Chainsmokers, Deorro, Seven Lions, Porter Robinson, NGHTMRE, Slushii, Oliver Heldens, and Valentino Khan.

On the house and techno side of things, Countdown is hosting FISHER, J. Worra b2b Miane, Adam Beyer, Noizu b2b Joshwa, Morten, Township Rebellion, Matroda, Matt Sassari, Patrick Topping, and the list goes on. Then, in the region of bass, ravers will have the opportunity to witness the likes of SVDDEN DEATH, APASHE, G Jones, Ray Volpe b2b Crankdat, Zingara, and Riot Ten. 

If you live in Southern California and are looking for a well-rounded and unforgettable NYE experience, then check out the different ticket options for Countdown HERE!

 

1) Decadence – Colorado AND Decadence – Arizona

Decadence remains as one of the largest NYE festivals in the world, held in a gigantic arena known as The Colorado Convention Center. This December 30th-31st, Decadence returns as Decadence: The Digital City. Joining forces with the Digital City is ILLENIUM, Galantis, Ganja White Night, Malaa, FISHER, Sofi Tukker, Two Friends, Skrillex, SIDEPIECE, John Summit, and Zeds Dead, among many other prolific performers.

Decadence Arizona is also back and better than ever, but this time as Decadence Arizona: The Sky Realm! Adventure Club b2b Flux Pavilion, SLANDER, Cosmic Gate, Bleu Clair b2b San Pacho, Disco Lines, Black Tiger Sex Machine, INZO, double-downers John Summit and ILLENIUM, and the remainder of this massive lineup take place on December 30th-31st at Phoenix Raceway.

What is special about Decadence, is that it takes pride in its ability to focus just as much as on the stage design and thematic atmosphere, as the lineup itself. Welcome the future of 2024 with these two extraordinary, reality-distorting experiences!

Decadence – ColoradoBuy Tickets

Decadence ArizonaBuy Tickets

 

Photos courtesy of each of the festivals mentioned and Jacob Tyler Dunn.

 

Stay up to date on the latest festival announcements and music news HERE!

 

Ring in the New Year with an updated rave closet for the upcoming festival season! Check out the latest iEDM apparel and accessories HERE! 

CONNOR PHILLIPS

Fueled by his passion for EDM, Connor’s life revolves around dance music and its ability to bring people together. Raised in upstate New York, Connor was deprived of festivals and raves until he attended Florida State University, where he was instantly hooked. Fast-forward to today and Connor has become a house and melodic techno DJ, an avid EDM-based interviewer and writer, and has worked PR for the likes of Matroda, Bleu Clair, and other new-wave house icons.

Outside of music, Connor loves pretty much any sport (huge Knicks, Yankees, and NY Giants fan), going on hikes, traveling, and food. Based in Florida, there’s a good chance you will eventually run into Connor at one of the popular festivals and clubs throughout the state.

Related Posts

iEDM's Official 2024 Music Festival Schedule
iEDM's Official 2024 Music Festival Schedule
Prepare yourself for a year full of raving and dancing fever! iEDM's Official 2024 Festival Schedule includes all the...
Read More
[INTERVIEW] Navigating The Waves Of Progressive House: A Sonic Voyage With K3SS Aboard Groove Cruise
[INTERVIEW] Navigating The Waves Of Progressive House: A Sonic Voyage With K3SS Aboard Groove Cruise
Embarking on his fourth consecutive year aboard Groove Cruise, K3SS, one of the fastest-rising progressive artists, b...
Read More
[FESTIVAL REVIEW] Bridging Exceptional Music And Nature: Costa Rica's BPM Festival 2024
[FESTIVAL REVIEW] Bridging Exceptional Music And Nature: Costa Rica's BPM Festival 2024
Touching down in Tamarindo, Costa Rica from January 24–28, BPM Festival 2024 brought together music enthusiasts from ...
Read More