If you’re still scrambling to make New Year’s Eve plans, don’t stress. A night binge watching television alone can be avoided if you wish. Whether you feel like hitting the clubs or relaxing by the beach, there is something for everyone.
Transmission NYE Party
Everyone’s favourite indie night Transmission is having one last hurrah to end the year. There will be drink specials, giveaways and all of your beloved indie tunes. Think Bloc Party, Arctic Monkeys and The Jungles Giants all night long.
Where: Rhino Room, 13 Frome St
When: December 31, 9pm-4am
Cost: $5 Entry Before 11pm or $10 entry after 11pm
Facebook event here
It’s not really a party unless it’s themed, right? Head to Distill for Adelaide’s best kept secret. For one night only it's the roaring 20’s, the era of prohibition. The young and wild are congregating underground to get a taste of that sweet liquor. The night will begin with cocktails, canapés and live jazz music followed by Distill’s resident DJ’s. Prizes are awarded for best dressed so make sure to come in your finest 1920’s attire.
Where: Distill, 286 Rundle St
When: December 31, 7pm till late
Cost: Free entry
To have your name on the guest list and get the secret password email firstname.lastname@example.org and check out the Facebook event here.
If you’re looking for a family friendly night Glenelg is the place to be. Relax on the beach and soak up some sun. There will be free live entertainment by Joe Moore (The Voice finalist), The Germein Sisters and The Attack, along with children’s activities and fireworks. Wear your glo gear because there will be special UV lighting systems to make everything glow!
Where: Jetty Road, Glenelg
When: December 31, 5:30pm-1am
Facebook event here
Adelaide’s New Year’s Eve
The Adelaide City Council will once again light up Elder Park for New Year’s Eve. The rotunda will be the vibrant central point with live music from The Memphis Suns, Wasted Wanderers, Lovers Electric and more. Marvel at two rounds of fireworks throughout the night and grab some delicious treats from the food stalls. Remember this is a family event so no BYO, alcohol is available from the beer gardens.
Where: Elder Park, Adelaide
When: December 31, 6pm-1am
Cost: Free entry
Check out the set times here
Craving something different for your New Year’s Eve? The Gov is hosting Carnaval Latino, a colourful and sensational night of Latino entertainment. Dance the night away to live band Hugo Salcedo and Soul Macumbia, Latino DJ’s, Latino Grooves dancers and live percussionists. Dress code: it's Carnaval time! Tropical, masquerade, anything as long as it’s colourful.
Reserve your table and book in for dinner from 7pm by calling The Gov on 8340 0744. Tickets can be found here.
Where: The Gov, 59 Port Road, Hindmarsh
When: December 31, 7pm
Cost: $25 plus booking fee
Zhivago is teaming up with Cassette Entertainment to celebrate will all your favourite Golden Era Records artists. Expect DJ sets from Trials (The Funkoars), Vents and K21, plus special guest Faint One. Hons (The Funkoars) will be hosting the party, with a special appearance from Vents performing “Rollin Balls” live at midnight. The first round of tickets has already sold out so grab yours here.
Where: Zhivago, 54 Currie St, Adelaide
When: December 31, 10pm - late
Play New Years Day
If one night of parting is not enough or need to shake off that hangover, Play New Years Day will deliver. In 2016 the dance festival features Dutch trance outfit Dash Berlin, UK producer Sub Focus and Melbourne’s Will Sparks. Don’t sweat it; there will be blow up kids pools, zooper doopers, extra shade, free water and sunscreen to combat the heat. Capacity at the Adelaide Gaol is limited but you can still grab tickets here.
Where: The Old Adelaide Gaol, Thebarton
When: January 1, 11:30am
Header image via Adriano Rotolo on Flickr