10 New Years 2018 EDM Festivals And Events

| November 16, 2017

To some, counting down the ball drop in NYC on New Years is a bucket list goal, but to an EDM lover, of course the best way to ring in the new year is on the dance floor with your squad watching your favorite DJ.

New Years Eve is the one night where people in the world come together to celebrate a new year. We pull out our glitter and favorite rave outfits and dress to impress. 

It is our time to reminisce the past year's events and put it behind us. We set new goals and resolutions (even though most don't last), and we cheers for good times ahead. 

Here are the 10 Best New Years EDM events for 2018: 


1. Decadence Colorado 

Last year was my first ever Decadence, and it went way over any expectation I had. It is a truly a festival indoors. Global Dance sets the vibe right with creative installations and multiple stages of back to back amazing music. This year features Bassnectar, Armin Van Buuren, Borgore, Porter Robinson, Troyboi and that only begins the list. This lineup is SO stacked that set time debates are guaranteed to happen.



2. Lights All Night

Lights All Night always has a gawk-worthy lineup and this year is no different. The two night event takes place in Dallas, Texas and is Dec. 29 and 30. This year features Bassnectar, Porter Robinson, Seven Lions, Illenium, Marshmello and NGTHMRE as headliners. 



3. Bassnectar NYE ATL

The last time Bassnectar played at the Georgia World Congress Center still goes down as one my favorite Bassnectar memories to date. It was an epic weekend with trap-nectar to house-nectar. Bassnectar relocating his NYE celebration means no more 360 stage, but Atlanta will keeping popping off for wild bassy after parties that will go until sunrise. If you are a bass head and you haven't done a Bassnectar NYE, then this event is a must. 



4. Snowglobe

Snowglobe takes place in South Lake Tahoe, California and is the perfect NYE getaway for all you snowboard junkies. It is three nights of music featuring headliners Dillon Francis, Porter Robinson and Travis Scott. Madeon will be there too so we're dreaming of a Porter/Madeon duo. There's something on the lineup for every flavor from bassy Troyboi, to melodic Tycho, and Dirtybird house head Justin Martin.. the list goes on. 



5. Snowta

Snowta is a two-day indoor festival that takes place at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minnesota. This year's headliners are Pretty Lights Live and Excision featuring his epic Paradox production. Our favorite rappers Gucci Mane and Post Malone will be there too adding in a little hip-hop twist. 


6. Countdown NYE

Insomniac throws the best festivals, and Countdown NYE is their two-day NYE celebration that takes place at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, California. This year's headliners are Porter Robinson on Dec. 30 and Deadmau5 on Dec. 31. 


7. Reaction NYE 


Reaction NYE is our favorite Midwest promoter React Presents's NYE celebration. It is one night and takes place at the Aragon Ballroom. If you haven't attended a NYE at the Aragon, I highly recommend because the beautiful ballroom sets the vibe for a truly special night. This year features Adventure Club, Bear Grills and Ookay with more to be announced. 


8. Gramatik RE:COIL:NYE 

Gramatik always puts on an amazing live show and is the perfect party beats for your NYE event. This year, Gramatik will play at Terminal 5 in New York featuring Big Wild, Ramzoid and Cobrayama. The event is called RE:COIL after his latest album. 


9. Decadence Arizona 

Decadence Arizona is the Phoenix version of Decadence, except with its own stellar lineup. This year features a special Zeds Dead b2b Jauz set that we can't wait for. Other notable headliners include Armin Van Buuren, Zedd, Oliver Heldens and so many more. 



10. The Get Down 

The Get Down is Griz's New Years Eve celebration featuring two nights of our favorite funky EDM beats. December 30 he will perform with a live band. The Nth Power will bring a fun and funky set and DJ Craze will be performing a special hip-hop set. December 31 features Ekali and Brasstracks for night of non-stop groovy music. 


No matter which NYE event you choose, as long as you're with your rave family, the night will be unforgettable. Gear up with some new winter rave wear, and dance the year away. Cheers to a great 2017, and here's to an incredible 2018. 

about the writer

Lacy Bursick

Lacy Bursick

Read More...Lacy Bursick is a Colorado resident who enjoys traveling, hula hooping and hiking with her dog.

She grew up in the Midwest and became passionate for the music scene doing concert photography and reviews while in college at Ball State University.

Her favorite festivals are Electric Forest and Hulaween because of all the interactive art and variety in music.

She loves everything from jam bands, deep house, to dubstep. You can find her at a Bassnectar show dancing with her friends.

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